‘You must keep all emotion/private life matters completely away from this world’
In another edition of influencers being truly deranged, an LA influencer’s personal assistant listing went viral for its borderline psychopathic job description, which requires applicants to “compartmentalise emotion and remain professional, calm, hardworking, and quiet at all times,” among other things.
The job, which was originally posted on Entertainmentjobs.net but spotted early-on by reporter Taylor Lorenz, is for an unnamed yet well-known YouTube influencer with over 10 million followers. Among the “hundreds” of tasks expected of you at any one time – such as “planning calendar activities, being on property around eight hours a day, cleaning, cooking, and preparing for all production-related activities – applicants must “remain calm, rational, and hardworking at all times,” and “be on call almost 24/7”.
Also included in the job, which is “part-time”, is scheduling and organising all filming, social media analytics, waking the client each day with their coffee and daily agenda, handling all personal tasks, being able to drive the client anywhere at any time, and compartmentalising your emotions.
According to the description, you must “keep all emotion/private life matters completely away from this world” and “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,” and “you cannot take photos, post photos to social media, or be driven by fame”.
There’s also the particularly strange requirement of packing and unpacking the influencer’s bags “constantly”, which presumably means ad infinitum? Did we mention this is all for $25-30 per hour?
Of course, this isn’t exactly surprising when you consider all the other crazy shit influencers have been doing in recent months, such as posing at Black Lives Matter protests for clout, throwing huge parties despite reports of coronavirus outbreaks in LA, and using disaster sites like Chernobyl as selfie ops.
Read the job listing in full below.