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A Weasel Lurks in Boonton

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Thus far in my freelance career I've been fortunate to work for people who are professional and trustworthy. While I've tried not to take this for granted, it wasn't until a real weasel came along that I remembered how incredibly fortunate I've been. (Not quite as eloquent or dramatic as Madeleine L'Engle's: "Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light," but same principle.)

It's not that I haven't been approached by grifters, I have. Just recently, a man reached out to me after finding my resume on Indeed.com. The first time he contacted me he said he was from one company. In a subsequent email, that company name changed but the role stayed the same. Curious to find out what it was all about, I responded with my rates, as requested, and he told me he could pay exactly half. Um... 

When I remained firm, he began to badger me, sending emails that read: "Just try it! It'll probably take half the time you think …