A small team met with me to discuss a freelance media coordinator opportunity.
Hiring Manager: The client is often argumentative, angry and accusatory in meetings. You will have to bear the brunt of a lot of it. But, it’s a great chance to work on exciting things.
Me: Hm. Well, I’ve seen a lot. I think I could handle it.
Hiring Manager: It’s important that we just do as he says and try to keep him happy.
Hiring Manager: I’m not kidding. Everything he says, down to the letter. This is important.
Me: …I’ll think about it.
This job felt off to me. I ended up taking another offer with a different group. Years later, I heard that the client ended up getting involved in a long legal battle over how he treated people he worked with. I dodged a traumatic experience.