In fact, entire reality shows (My Life on the D List -- don't ask) and HBO series (Entourage) are devoted to the personal assistant's existence. As it turns out, it's not just celebrities (D-listers or otherwise) who could use a little help. Professional athletes also need a hand with the little stuff.
And while I suspect there is a whole word-of-mouth support network for finding the right person for the job, Oakland As outfielder Coco Crisp took to Craigslist. The entire ad is reprinted below:
Looking For Personal Assistant (Redondo Beach/Rancho Mirage)* Now, I suppose there's a chance that this is a joke. But on the off chance that it isn't, a couple observations:
My name is Covelli Crisp (Coco Crisp), i am a professional baseball player. Looking for a live-in personal assistant (Female) that can help simplify my life.
Bill payment scheduling
Maintaining and updating contact lists
Away home care
Provisioning and house setup
Tickets to entertainment events
Light house work, etc...
Salary of $40,000/YR with room and board. please contact me at
**Include resume and picture**
- Forty grand a year? Really? That's not a bad way to make a living. It certainly beats the hell out of other more labor-intensive gigs that pay much less.
- I love that the ad requires a resume and a photograph. Of course, this will lead to the age-old problem of applicants sending in pictures from 20 years ago or of other prettier/skinnier/etc women.
- Too bad Coco has limited the pool to female applicants because I'm pretty sure Jose Canseco could use the work.