Through many years of running businesses, I’ve unfortunately encountered some mean-spirited and nasty people. My recommendation is to recognize them for who they are and terminate the relationship as soon as possible.
As long as people have a say about the amount of time they spend on work versus other activities, it’s likely they’ll feel they’ve achieved the right work-life balance for them. It really should be a personal choice, and it’s not
I’ve had some interesting opportunities over the years to meet many different types of people, including politicians. I’m afraid I have come away from some experiences rather surprised and disappointed about duplicitous behavior.