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A very high level Executive Producer, with projects in television and features, is in search of an amazing assistant...The executive is looking for a top-notch assistant who is refined, chic, polished, hip, and experienced (a couple years of assistant experience is required) with thick skin. You might even say she is looking for a “fancy” assistant. A female is preferred. Think Emily Blunt in Devil Wears Prada.In addition to the comment noted by my reader, I find a couple other things confusing about this posting. Perhaps someone can clear them up for me:
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- Explain how an assistant can achieve this desired level of chic, hip, polish or fancy at what is likely $15/hr. Jimmy Choos don't just grow on trees. And a Frederic Fekkai coiffe goes for $750 a snip. So let's dial down the style demands. The inventory at TJ Maxx has its limitations and the Flowbee doesn't have a setting for "Brazilian Blowout" yet.
- Why would the executive want Emily, clearly the lesser of the two assistants in Devil Wears Prada? Does this person want an assistant who forgets names of important people at critical moments? Or an assistant who doesn't qualify to be part of the "best team possible" to take to the Hollywood equivalent of Fashion Week? Or an assistant who, by her own admission, has a major eating disorder? Or is this exec just looking for someone to get hit by a car? Of course, if you're hiring Emily, then you must be Miranda, the high-powered shithead of a boss who is really a soulless vessel. Perhaps you should hire an assistant to watch Devil Wears Prada first.