Pressure From Consulting

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    A Professor asks a Ph.D. student to stop work on a simulation needed for his thesis, and write some code for his consulting project.  Not needing the money, the student would rather work on his simulator, but fears that refusing might jeopardize his RA position.  As another Ph.D. student, he asks that you not discuss the issue with the Professor.  What might you do to help your fellow student?