I’m a freelancer, approached by a potential client who offers really solid pay.
Client: I need you to design a flyer for me. We need to spread the truth about what happened.
Me: Sure! Just send me the details about the dimensions of what you need and the content. I can usually whip up something in a day or two.
Client: Excellent because this is urgent.
Me: I understand. I’ll send you a document that lists all the requirements I need to get started.
The client then proceeds to send me “the truth”. It was a story of how former President Trump had made several assassination attempts on Pres Joe Biden. Despite the pay being solid I call the client back.
Me: Hi! Thanks for sending over all the details but I don’t think I can do this.
Client: What, why? I love your work, I’ll pay you more if that’s the problem.
Me: It’s not the pay it’s the content.
Client: Oh! C’mon kid if CNN can spread this type of s*** all day long I can too. It’s going to really help bring in the business. The more woke you are the more they love you.
Me: Thank you for the compliment but, I’m sorry, I can’t do this.
I just hung up, blocked his email, and turned off my phone for the rest of the day.