Patrizia Reggiani may have her faults. But no one could deny she is a woman who sticks to her principles.
The ex-wife of the heir to the Gucci fortune, who is serving a 29-year sentence for ordering his murder, recently became entitled to day release - if she accepts a job.
But according to Italian media reports on Tuesday, Reggiani told the judges reviewing her situation that she had "never worked in her life" and did not intend to start now.
As a result, she will remain in Milan's San Vittore prison.
Maurizio Gucci was shot dead in 1995. Reggiani's trial attracted worldwide attention.
The court heard that she had arranged Gucci's murder out of revenge for being abandoned for another woman and because of dissatisfaction with her £400,000-a-year allowance.