Georgetown sophomore seeks personal assistant, takes premature self-importance to whole new level

Being a Personal Assistant: If it’s good enough for Anne Hathaway, it’s good enough for you!

Depressing job market got you down?  Never fear, your fellow Hoya is here to help!

In what is easily the most absurd job posting ever to be put up on the Student Employment Office website, it appears one Georgetown sophomore is already so busy he feels the need to hire his own personal assistant.

You see, he may not even be an upperclassman yet, but this guy has commitments—he’s a student and a “part time employee in the financial services industry”—and can’t be bogged down with mundane tasks like doing his own laundry.  That’s what a PA—who would work an hour per day, five days a week, and receive $12 per hour—is for!

As my PA you will receive an email once a day by 9:00 am with a task list for that day and a time estimate for each task. Important tasks will be bolded on the list and must be done that day (even though everything on the list should theoretically be finished on a daily basis) …

PA example tasks -Organize closet -make bed -Drop off / pick up dry cleaning -Drop me off / pick me up from work -Do laundry -Fill up gas tank -bring car for servicing -schedule appointment for haircut -Pay parking tickets -manage electronic accounts -shopping and running errands -other random tasks.

Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with city driving (car will be provided) and who are available when I need to be picked up and dropped off for work. Preference will also be given to Georgetown undergrads for convenience.

Read the full job posting after the jump!

Job Description:

I am a Georgetown undergrad student and part time employee in the financial services industry. I am looking for someone to take care some of my everyday tasks for 1 hr a day, 5 hrs/ week, $12/hr. I live on campus which would make things very easy convenient for a Georgetown student. The normal pay per week will be $60 ($300/month), even though on occasion it will be possible to work additional hours and/or receive bonuses at my discretion.

The schedule is completely flexible because I do not need to be around when you do the work. You can even spread it out over the course of the day. As my PA you will receive an email once a day by 9:00 am with a task list for that day and a time estimate for each task. Important tasks will be bolded on the list and must be done that day (even though everything on the list should theoretically be finished on a daily basis). At the end of the day you will send me an email telling me what tasks are incomplete or that all tasks have been completed.

Tasks such as doing laundry that involve a lot of waiting around (time when you could be doing other tasks or doing your own stuff) will be counted for the approximate amount of time it would take to do the labor involved. For instance, laundry will be counted for half an hour even though a laundry cycle takes 1.5 hrs to complete.

Job Requirements:

PA example tasks -Organize closet -make bed -Drop off / pick up dry cleaning -Drop me off / pick me up from work -Do laundry -Fill up gas tank -bring car for servicing -schedule appointment for haircut -Pay parking tickets -manage electronic accounts -shopping and running errands -other random tasks.

Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with city driving (car will be provided) and who are available when I need to be picked up and dropped off for work. Preference will also be given to Georgetown undergrads for convenience.

Available Openings: 1

Hours: 3.0 to 7.0 hours per week

Compensation: $10.00/hour to $12.00/hour, Occasional Bonuses

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: End of School Year

Time Frame: Academic Year

262 Comments on “Georgetown sophomore seeks personal assistant, takes premature self-importance to whole new level

  1.  by  caguenlaputamadredelpijo

    Hi Ana, the problem here is not to have help from someone when you need, as the case you are exposing: you work and you need someone to help your family with the homework. The point is that a human waste in form of a spoilt brat who is just studying at a college thinks of himself so high and busy to pay a misery to someone to do his “dirty” -at least what he considers as such- jobs.
    This guy makes me sick…..
    Don’t they teach in Georgetown “common sense for sons of millionaires and whores”?
    This guy would need a PhD on that subject!

  2.  by  Laura

    I am other Spanish woman, and I have also read the news in the same newspaper. I have to say that I am frightened and stunned for the things that most of you say about this person, the way you write and the awful things I have read… I cannot see which is the problem!.

    The only thing I can think about is that in your country you have no problems for finding a job, because if you read the comments that Spanish people make about this issue you would see they are totally opposite to yours. A lot of people would like that job, just because they would have a job. No matter if the job is stupid or not. This person is giving a chance to someone to get some money for doing a job as decent as many other jobs. You are nobody to say if this person needs a PA or not, it is absolutely justifiable to have a PA even if you are a student. Honestly I think that if this person studies and woks, he will probably need some help and is willing to pay someone for helping, what is up?

    The other idea that comes to my mind is that some of you feel really envious of this person because they cannot afford to have a personal assistant. Sorry guys, but I thought you were more understanding and polite people.

    To finish I totally agree with ana.

  3.  by  Juan

    Ana & Laura, what is bothering people here, is not that someone is willing to offer work to somebody else. It is more the fact that when you’re a student, you don’t really need a chauffeur & somebody making your bed. Plus, wanting another younger fellow student to take care of those tasks is quite degrading.

    I really agree with the title of this article, this is “taking self importance to a new level”. If you need a maid, fine, and there’s no reason to justify yourself: you can be either busy, rich or just lazy, nobody cares. Just don’t offer this to a fellow student on your universitys page calling it a “PA” job, because it isn’t really. In the end, the conditions he gives are quite unfaire… from what I see, there’s more than 1 hour/day involved, (and YES, if the “PA” would be driving to go get his “master” at work, it would count as work hours, even if his boss is not literally sitting in the car).

    This guy seems to be quite pretentious and narrow-minded, without any sense of judgement. It’s the way of proceeding that bothers me. It’s a lack of sensitivity.

    There you go, another comment from a reader from Spain!

  4.  by  Laura

    Thanks Juan, but I am sorry, I still can’t see the problem.

    I think some people haven’t read carefully the job posting, that simple. I really do not understand the same as you when I read the job posting, It doesn’t seem pretentious or narrow-minded to me.

    But the most important thing for me is that I do not think this person should be judged before talking to him and before giving him the opportunity to explain the meaning of the job description just because I see there are a lot of misunderstandings in here.

    And of course, I just cannot understand some people comments, like \I hope Mr. Cooper gets hit by a bus\ \I trained this kid at Morgan Stanley, and we made fun of him every day! This kid is a loser!\ \What an idiot\ you can read all kind of insults, and so on… I do not really understand how much hate fits in the hearts of some people… It is a shame.

    Thanks anyway.

  5.  by  Royal

    As to me, i agree with Laura’s comment. This guy first of all is quite a brave one – he is searching for work, to earn money in a spare time. At least he is not searching for the help of his parents, as many of students are doing. That, at least, makes him a respect from my point of view. The other thing – by working as a personal assistant need a lot of attention, and supposed to be a long-term work. Anyway good luck to him, i wish him the best :-)

  6.  by  Attorney

    I think the key is this statement, “part time employee in the financial services industry.” the financial industry seems to think it’s better than the rest of us in every way possible, and more deserving to have the rest of us be servants to it/them. This guy is just showing his true colors.

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    Having a P.A. is not wrong .. I know a lots of people with P.A. in college and even in High School.

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