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Around Town

NOT YOUR AVERAGE EMPLOYER ... A college student's responsibilities can be overwhelming at times, from making sure assignments are turned in on time to figuring out their post-graduation plans. One Stanford University student is looking to lighten her load in an atypical way: hiring a personal assistant at an hourly rate of $50. "Applicants should have previous experience assisting a high-net-worth individual," according to the job listing shared on Indeed, which was posted on March 24 and has since expired. The opening was posted by Lambent, a boutique staffing agency based in New York City. A Lambent representative told SFGate that the listing was valid. The part-time job near campus would involve running errands, such as grocery shopping; driving the student to appointments, stores and the airport; home organization; communicating with contractors/repairmen and her landlord; taking her cat to the vet; and managing her calendar. The position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week, plus more hours on occasion. Each shift would last about eight hours and cover the afternoons, but on-call shifts may arise. The assistant should also be a college graduate with "excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a professional demeanor." A screenshot of the job posting was shared on Twitter, where it received over 63,600 likes and more than 2,400 retweets.

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