The lesson here, go with your gut. This client bugged me while I was mourning the loss of my mother, I gave money back to them earlier because I haven’t done any work. I finally do some work, get a check, and it bounces costing me fees, headaches and aggravation.
That’s right, the client’s check bounced, which of course means that all the payments I made are voided. Now I am forced to break my piggy bank to cover the fees incurred against the account because someone wrote a bad check. Why does the depositor get penalized. How was I supposed to know that the client would give me a bad check? That the bad check violated my trust, and it makes me look bad in the eyes of my payees.
I have since fired that client. The lesson, go with your gut.