I’ve had a remote client for the past 6 years who’s been one of my favorites. She’s very pleasant and pays me well. The other day, when discussing the latest brief, she suddenly mentions that she’s the grandmother of one of my best friends.
She’s never mentioned her family relations before and they don’t have the same surname so in disbelief, I ask my friend. Turns out it’s true and my friend freaks out, begging me to block her. I learn that the grandmother, my client, has been abusive and violent towards her for years and isn’t even allowed to contact her. The client claims that my friend referred me to her all those years ago which is a lie, as they haven’t spoken in years.
I have no idea why my client would lie about that but needless to say, this is the last job I’m doing for her. No amount of money is worth being an involuntary part of my friend’s family drama.