article about people hiring personal assistants or lifestyle managers

  1. It would be great to have someone else to handle some of those tasks like car maintenance and disputing billing errors and things like that but some of the uses seem out of control...outsourcing your hobby to someone else? Isn't the whole point of a hobby your own personal enjoyment? Like one of the commentors to the article said it may be better instead to scale back on your lifestyle and career to have more time to smell the roses and enjoy your family and life in general. One commentor also stated that as an admin asst at a firm she often gets asked to do these kinds of things which are not in the job description. I've heard other admins mention being annoyed at bosses who request too many favors for things that are not work related.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/24/AR2007112400615.html