Comments on: The undergrad-in-search-of-Personal-Assistant trend is really taking off http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: cathy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-504871 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 01:46:14 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-504871 Nice post! i enjoyed reading it… specially the comments… chill guys!

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By: Charley's problem http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-398698 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 15:53:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-398698 If Charley had simply posted an ad asking for help with routine tasks because he has time restrictions due to family illness as well as other responsibilities, he would have found help without the attention.

But that’s not what Chuck did. Instead Chuck advertised for someone to do his laundry for $6, and for that person to somehow accomplish 20 hours of other chores in 10 hours. It was the tone of the ad that repulsed people. Here is this kid who has life handed to him, not through personal ability, drive, perseverance, but because of a system of senseless privilege. But it’s not enough, Charley wants even more from the unwashed masses.

Charley personifies what went wrong. He has no insight, no appreciation for the work of others, no respect for their contributions. He is owed this help because he is special. Worse, he believes shouldn’t have to pay honestly for it because he is extra-special. Isn’t that what happened to the economy? Undeserved wealth was accumulated by people who didn’t earn it, didn’t care about its value or the costs, all for no other real reason than they were the Masters of the Universe, so society should pay them richly.

Charley probably thinks minority preference is an outrage, but he’d never dare suggest rewards by given based solely on merit.

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By: Jan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-398455 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 23:48:35 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-398455 Ooooh, sounds like some festering jealousy going on here. How about giving credit where credit is due. Congrats to the the Voice and Vox!

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By: Tim http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397563 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:04:34 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397563 First of all, Georgetown is NOT more arrogant or elitist than a lot of other top tier schools. Period. There are definitely just as many circles of jerk rich kids at Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Notre Dame, etc. as there are at Georgetown. I promise you.

Second, I find it wonderfully ironic that a Voice writer was the victim of misquoting or misleading by a reporter.

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By: Matthew Collins http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397320 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 06:15:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397320 Who knew that “real news sources” change their internet articles after they publish them? Here I thought Vox was just full of poor reporting since we publish fast in the internet age. Time for me to get up to date.

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By: Juliana Brint http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397246 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 05:12:31 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397246 @Tim, Matt: That was in an early version of the Post’s story, but was actually something of a misquote. I had prefaced that by saying “The stereotype is [if it were to happen at any school…]” I emailed the reporter about it and she was going to change it, but ended up not using my quotes in the final version.

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By: Matt http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397234 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 03:51:55 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397234 Tim:

I don’t see that quote, or any quote by Juliana Brint, in the WaPo article you posted.

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By: Actually, probably not... http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397228 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 03:19:12 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397228 Those Ivies have plenty of legacies, sure, but they actually offer more than decent financial aid, so they can draw people who really need it. Georgetown doesn’t do that as well, so yes, it ends up being a lot more people who can pay their own way, by a process of self-selection.

I guess Georgetown school pride trumps the 1st amendment now?

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By: Tim http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-397109 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 23:01:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-397109 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/21/AR2009102102833.html?wprss=rss_metro

Hey Juliana, can you please stop badmouthing our school, please? Really, please? It’s bad enough you do it on your own stupid blog. But do you have to take it to the Washington Post. “If it were to happen at any school, it would be Georgetown”?! Really? Is that true? There aren’t more silver-spoons at Yale or Princeton?

Screw you.

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By: Worm? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/10/20/the-undergrad-in-search-of-personal-assistant-trend-is-really-taking-off/comment-page-1/#comment-396993 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:47:07 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=10452#comment-396993 JR is totally right. I know who posted this advertisement. Daniel how shameless of you.

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