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Why My Personal Assistant Would Quit on Day One #nablopomo

PA Quit

Today’s Nablopomo Prompt:

If you had a personal assistant who would do your most dreaded tasks, which items from your to-do list would you assign out?

Timely question, as I’m looking for a VA for annoying biz stuff right now. I want someone who will handle all the tedious, boring, non-creative and yucky stuff for me.

In Biz, and in Life.

I’d not be able to get by with just a PA though. I’d need a Personal Assistant, a Chef, a Maid and a part-time, in-home Nanny at the very least.  I told you here how we got rid of our cleaning service, let me tell you, I miss Delmy more than I miss my mama rightabout now.

Seriously, I’d skip the PA and just bring Delmy back. Cleaning sucks. People who enjoy it are like magical unicorns and I will never understand how they are wired, but I admire them for it. I do it because it must be done, but I dislike it. (Tho for a brief moment in time I didn’t hate it….sadly, the moment has passed.)

But back to the prompt.

If I had a PA right now… I’d have him or her: 

  • do the random tax, billing, accounting crap I need to get done
  • wipe down all the toys in the playroom and throw out the junky ones
  • do all the back SEO on old blog posts and pics here on OKDani
  • organize the garage
  • do all the little shopping/errands: returning library books, home depot runs, etc
  • dye my hair a fun color every month
  • go through my OKDani email inbox for legitimate emails and delete all the crap ones
  • draft out the family calendar for 2016 including travel, events, etc
  • pitch to companies on my behalf and serve as my own personal PR Company
  • …..clean the house every other day
  • watch Ro and Kai for a couple hours so I could hit the gym
  • organize all my random contacts and photos
  • make dinner….nightly
  • take dictation of all my written projects because Dragon has forsaken me time and time again.
  • tell me “you is smart, you is kind, you is important” every few hours or whenever they see me frowning.

They would quit. 

So fast.

And then I’d cry.

I seriously would love someone to come do all of that…yes, including the last one.. but that’s not realistic now is it? (At least…not on my budget…for now)

But SERIOUSLY, I am looking for a VA to handle admin/social media tasks for OKDani and so if you do this, or know someone, have them email their resume or CV to The pay is shit, but the boss is cool. (ok, cool-ish.)

What would you have a personal assistant handle for you?


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Friday 20th of November 2015

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