For every awful job in the world, there’s a person willing to take the position, and the reasons aren’t always monetary.
This job posting for a personal assistant to a YouTube influencer is a prime example of a shit job that likely had hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants.
First spotted by the New York Times‘ Taylor Lorenz, the part-time job for “a well-known celebrity/influencer with 10+ million followers” sounds like a full-time nightmare.
Hopeful candidates are expected to “compartmentalize emotion and remain professional, calm, hardworking, and quiet at all times” while bringing coffee and a daily agenda to their boss every morning.
“In this position, you should feel comfortable planning/managing calendar activities, being on property around 8 hours a day, cleaning, cooking…answer your phone/be on call almost 24/7.”
I’m not sure how eight hours a day, five days a week, and being on call 24 hours a day shakes out to be a “part-time” job.
Also, all applicants should be robots.
“You must keep all emotion/private life matters completely away from this world.
You will deal with lots of incredibly private matters. You must be able to be the bad guy, remove emotion, handle intense conversations, and bounce back instantly from any mistakes without emotion.
You must remain sober yet social and inviting in very high profile environments. You can not take photos, post to social media, or be/seem driven by fame.”
The person lucky enough to get the job will get $25 an hour and no medical benefits to cover the six Adderall or Ritalin prescriptions you’ll be snorting just to keep up with the insane demands.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 31, 2020
Apparently, the position has been filled or there were too many applicants to go through because the job posting has been taken down.
Congrats to the unlucky person.