Should I do work for a racist?
March 5, 2014 4:12 PM Subscribe
I have been asked to some work for a racist, and I don't want to.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (50 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About five years ago, I designed a logo package for a privately owned optometry chain. Compensation was good and fair, $10,000.
Since that time time, I've seen the owner's Facebook posts, and some of them are, to me, very offensive. This is mostly tea-party crap, forwards from others, and, in general, ignorant BS. I de-friended him and moved on.
Now, out of the blue, I get a call asking if I could do some more design work. I am torn.
You know the old joke about if you would sleep with someone for $500,000? Yes? How about $5? We have already decided I'm a whore, we're just haggling over price.
That's how I feel. It's good money. A fair price. A good client. But he's an ass. Maybe it's not relevant, but I'm a corporate guy now. I pull in a regular paycheck and don't really worry about hustling clients.
I am proud of the original work and literally see it every day in either advertisements or signage, and I do miss that kind of satisfaction, but is it worth it?