I was a videographer on a small film set. I had dealing with a close family member’s illness for a long time. I did my best not to have it impact my work, as I still had to make money, but it did color my daily life, naturally. Eventually, sadly, the family member passed.
I showed up, after only two days grieving, to work:
Client: (face buried in the phone): What’s up?
Me: Well, George passed.
Client: Oh good, that’s a relief. Now you can concentrate on things here.
Me: (stunned. Just stunned)
He tried to backpedal and say “it had been long illness and this was a good thing he was out of pain,” but no. I quit within in a week.