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I used to work in real estate in NYC. I had a few rules - I wouldn't work with obvious racists or antisemites, and I wouldn't work with assholes. No amount of money was worth the abuse. I would regularly hang up while I was talking - at first by accident, because as the words were coming out of my mouth I realized how futile they were and how it wasn't going to change this person - and then regularly, instead of trying to come up with a reason to end the call.

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