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Dear Miss Know It All,

I have heard that those who work as personal assistants aren’t suppose to have plants, pets or people in their lives. That can’t really be true, is it?

Dear Perplexed,

Positively! Okay, getting away now from the use of all words beginning with the letter P… let’s just say that for some employers this is actually true. There are those folks who demand your attention 24/7. If you are young, and unattached you might want to work a job that requires you to travel a lot. Or to run errands in the middle of the night. However, for the rest of us with kids, significant  others, friends, and yes, pets or plants, we really prefer to have our work time and our personal time.
It is an industry myth that EVERYONE in the  entertainment industry demands that everyone that works for them be available 24/7. That’s really not the case. Why? Because those celebrities also have — gasp! — people, pets, parents, and plants in their life too!
Of course there is the remote chance that they might hire YOU to take care of said parents, pets, plants etc. In that case, all I can say is good luck with that and demand they pay you WELL!

MKIA