An anonymous “celebrity” YouTube influencer with 10+ million followers has posted a crazy job listing to find a “part-time” personal assistant. This assistant is expected to be on call 24/7, and “on property around 8 hours a day cleaning, cooking, communicating with producer/videographer/editor/manager’/all stylists/cleaning services/other celebrities/friends.” For, again, a part-time position.
The ideal candidate must be a diligent multi-tasking super-organizer with zero personal life or any pesky emotions (this is mentioned more than once). They must be OK with being “the bad guy”, handling “hundreds of small tasks at once”, chauffeuring the influencer everywhere, and refraining from drugs and alcohol at all times (damn, I was so close!). Finally, most importantly, THEY CANNOT BE DRIVEN BY FAME. “Aaaaand, I’m out”, replied everyone in the greater Los Angeles area.
So how much does this life-consuming career pay? Surely six figures every hellish year, oui? Uh, non. It’s $25-$30 an hour. I’m going to assume that the influencer doesn’t pay for all 24 hours of the day that the assistant is supposed to be on call. Oh, and please note, there will be “minimal days off”. Um… no. Just no.
The listing has since been deleted, but, thankfully, New York Times reporter Taylor Lenz screen shat it:
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 31, 2020
I don’t know many YouTube stars because I’m over the age of thirty. Literally the only ones I can think of are Logan and Jake Paul, but those two have 20+ million subscribers each (sigh), and this influencer specifically mentions they have around 10 million. However, since those brothers are both dumber than a sack of hammers, they likely can’t count past double digits. So they’re still in play, as far as I’m concerned.