Decades ago, this Flagrant scribe was almost sent out by a temp agency to interview with the notoriously difficult Ms. Faye Dunaway to be her personal assistant. Almost in this case means “dodged a bullet” as the agent revealed this specific position endured a frequent turnover rate due to high stress.
Those of you today looking for an exciting job opportunity could be in luck: Bethenny Frankel, known mostly for her participation in The Real Housewives of New York City, is secretly seeking a new full-time assistant. The ideal candidate must have a “good sense of style” and “a familiarity with kids.” The job entails organizing her wardrobe and daily outfits. Also, you must be okay with dogs because if hired you will be managing her “dogs’ schedule, medical, training, boarding & walks with help from [the] nanny.”
While some job hours will be spent in Manhattan, applicants “should be able to travel to the second home in the Hamptons as needed. The schedule will be full-time Monday through Friday, however hours may vary depending on needs of the home.”
Although this job is not to assist Miranda Priestly or Anna Wintour, “The ideal candidate must be pro-active, problem solver, able to operate in a high-speed environment, adaptable to change. You will be responsible for a large array of personal tasks, including errands, personal shopping, packing, schedule management, along with household and staff management, and dealing with vendors.”
It will help if you have a “tough skin and eagerness to succeed.”
Coincidentally, another Housewife is also looking for help. Luann De Lesseps, fresh out of rehab, has put the word out she’s in the market for a sober personal assistant.
“She is telling all applicants in the first interview that drinking and substance abuse of any kind will not be tolerated, especially when on the clock,” an anonymous source told Radar Online. “She also said that she would love a gay man who has a clean record.”