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“Looking for a Personal Assistant or Nanny?” M’sians amused with job listing that comes with bizarre requirements

A job advertisement for a personal assistance (PA) role that comes with a lengthy list of requirements has gone viral online, with many netizens wondering if the boss is looking for a wife or a nanny instead.

The job posting was highlighted by Twitter user @sharifahyasmiin, who is the founder of employability initiative One Step Closer on Tuesday (20 September).

“Is this an ad for a personal assistant or for a nanny? Make it make sense please,” she wrote in a tweet.

Along the tweet was a screenshot of the job posting, showing the “personal assistant to chief executive officer (CEO)” role at a digital asset exchange operating company based in Malaysia.

However, unlike the conventional tasks expected from a PA such as making appointments, coordinating the CEO’s schedule, and other administrative tasks, the job description here says that the PA must be able to handle a wide range of the CEO’s personal tasks every day.

The applicant will have to tick off a daily checklist, which includes:

– Arrange three meals with specific dietary requirements daily
– Arrange daily exercise
– Make sure vitamins and supplements are taken daily
– Make sure fruits and nuts are taken daily
– Remind the CEO to do pending tasks and oversee them until completion
– Organise the CEO’s personal belongings and be ready to travel at a moment’s notice
– Ensure the CEO sleeps before a certain time
– Ensure the CEO completes other daily tasks as needed (such as meditation)
– Arrange laundry to be done once every two weeks

On top of that, the PA is required to be able to “travel all of the time with the CEO, as frequently as one new country or city each month, and have no permanent place of residence”.

“Due to frequent nomad-like travelling, it is preferred for this candidate to have no family or personal commitments,” the job posting reads.

The PA must be willing to take on ad-hoc and “maid-like” tasks along, with at least two years of PA experience.

As for payment, the company did not state the role’s compensation but it offers a “competitive salary that can be paid in any currency or cryptocurrency of your choosing”.

Meanwhile, the tweet has gone viral online with many pointing out that the boss has been influenced by Korean dramas such as the one starred by Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim“.

On the other hand, others slammed the job posting as unreasonable and ridiculous, with one pointing out this is “modern day slavery”.

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