Sorry for the OT post, but I really thought that people here would have some good insights on this.
Today I got offered a gig that I really don't want to do. The guy that offered it is pretty high up on the food chain so I don't want to offend him nor do I want him to scratch me off of his "possible outsource" list, but this one gig I just don't really want to do. The project itself is probably a high level feature, but 1. the job has nothing to do with music (hence would not really advance my composing carreer), 2. the pay is absurdly low and 3. I am actually booked up with other "musical" projects.
So how do I get out of it with minimal impact on the guy and his inclination to call me again should the good stuff come up?
Also, I would be interested in others sharing their experiences in turning down work and how it turned out.