A personal assistant can be quite helpful to those who find that they are too busy to do all of the little things and whose work often blends with their life. Fast Company's Laura Vanderkam reports on exactly who needs a personal assistant and where to find them.
Vanderkam gives the story of Lynne Murphy, who works in academia. Murphy decided to hire an assistant because "she's expected to do a lot with too little" and did so after her pay was raised:
At her university, there are always students looking for part-time work, and though she funds the position personally, she uses her university’s system to make sure everything is withheld properly. "I have the student do all sorts of things for me—organizing my reading lists on the library website, doing starter research on new projects or focused research on things that’ll take a while," and other tasks.