Won’t you lend a hand to your better-off but over-stressed fellow Hoyas?
When Vox put up a post about a Georgetown sophomore’s quest to find a Personal Assistant last Friday, we unwittingly released quite a firestorm—123 comments and counting, and links from Wonkette and Inside Higher Ed.
We figured it would all blow over soon, the kid would walk away with his ego somewhat deflated, and that would be that. But apparently the post didn’t just inspire an onlaught vicious comments—it also inspired a copy-cat.
The intrepid reporters at the Heckler‘s blog just found a suspiciously similar job posting put up on the on the Student Employment Office website yesterday by a junior in the SFS who’s looking for a “Project Assistant and Task Coordinator.”
While that title sounds much fancier than “Personal Assistant,” it’s essentially the same job (and at the same $10 – $12 per hour going rate):
I am a Georgetown Undergraduate student, seeking a mature individual to help me with daily tasks, organization and errands … A portion of the work should be interesting and engaging (such as correspondence or planning events and logistics), and this is a good opportunity to meet new people.
Please email a resume (if available) and a brief description of your availability and interest. Preference will be given to a Georgetown student or person who lives near campus. Must be reliable and good communicator (regularly checks email, updates me on the status of tasks or problems, etc.). Should have familiarity with GTD and good with computers (but specialized skills can be taught). Non-smoker preferred. Male and female applicants welcome.
Example tasks include: -Manage Email -Drop-off/pick-up dry cleaning -Do Laundry (in townhouse) -File papers -Manage electronic accounts -Input dates into calendar -Shopping and Running Errands -Making orders online -Making appointments and reservations -Making travel arrangements (i.e. taxis, car reservations) -Planning events -Managing written correspondence -Load/Empty dishwasher -Drop-off/pick-up books at library.
Two’s a trend!
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