Wednesday, January 17, 2007

'The Help': Making the lives of the rich and Famous more comfortable

In this week’s newsletter we take a look at some of the people who cater for the rich and famous' each and every whim and make sure that their lives run smoothly. They are the assistants to the wealthy stars, and even get to experience the glamorous lives of the rich and famous.

Butler – earns $100,000 or more per annum.

Taking care of things! You’re a hip hop star or busy executive, and don’t want to answer your own door, then a butler will suit your lifestyle perfectly. A lot of movies have portrayed the role of the butler, but what they don’t show is just how glamorous such a career could be. Imagine; you could meet some of the most influential people in the world if your boss was a high profile celebrity or even a well known entrepreneur, and don’t forget about driving around in luxury cars. A butler is the one person that takes care of your household, the front house manager that ensures that you, your guests, and home are taken care of at all times.

Celebrity Personal Assistant – earns over $120,000 per annum.

A job most people can only dream of! Being a celebrity personal assistant your job is to help your celebrity plan their schedule, screen phone calls and even plan parties. It is a fast pace career since you’re always traveling, going to special events and ensuring that your celebrity boss gets everything they need. Some of the perks include meeting famous people and receiving VIP treatment, as well as going behind the scenes of film shoots. Madonna and Angelina Jolie each have their own personal assistants, who get to experience their glamorous lifestyles and live like stars at the same time.

Private Chef – Earns between $125,000 and $250,000 per annum.

Cooking for the stars! Hip hop star Jay-Z once hired a private chef to cook over 100 chicken wings for him and his friends a night! Gwyneth Paltrow on the other hand, got herself two chefs - one for sweets and one for savory – to help her with her macrobiotic diet! If you’re a celebrity with a busy lifestyle or want someone to cook you diet specific meals, then get yourself a personal chef that you can even take with you when going on holiday. Celebrities tend to get fussy about their food since most of them can afford the best, and that’s when they go for personal chefs to satisfy their craving for something luxurious. The chef not only cooks the meals, but also does the shopping and cleaning afterwards. A nice way to have anything you want at any time you want it!

Nanny – Earns $100,000 per annum plus benefits.

Taking care of the kids! Celebrity moms always get nannies to look after the kids when their away on work and being a nanny means that you have to feed, dress, bath, do laundry and take the kids to school. Although looking after someone else’s kids does not seem like fun, the paid holidays, own cell phone, gym membership and vehicle along with a big salary and a chance to meet famous people, definitely makes up for it. Abbie Gibson had the opportunity to look after David and Victoria Beckham’s kids in 2005, and not only traveled around with them, but also a stole the spotlight on a few occasions.


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Anonymous said...

Imagine, you could meet some of the most important people one the planet and they'll sneer at you or completely ignore you because you're just "the help"! Drive around in a luxury car that everyone knows isn't yours to places only your client wants to go!

Let me tell you from experience as a high-end servant that in these jobs you are just that, a servant. Your job is to take care of the dirty work and blend in with the wallpaper when the important people show up.

If you enjoy making people happy,and having a challenging job, by all means, get one of these careers, but if you think you're going to be sipping champagne and chatting it up with the big boys as a member of one of these professions, you're headed for a big disappointment.

Anonymous said...

I worked for a self titled teacher from the secret movie and it was anything but a charming experience. I am still waiting to be paid the remainder of my salary years after I walked out and after promise after promise after promise. Listen but question everything they say, hold onto your ethics and never allow anyone who thinks they are someone in this world put you down because you disagree with them. I have a much happier, healthier and wealthier life because I chose NOT to take this guys advice and I chose NOT to have anything to do with his influence any more. Think about it, they hate being challenged, they hate being told they are wrong, they are egotistical financial parasites most of the time and will do anything to get what they want when they want it to the detriment of everything good, right and ethical. I have heard my story over and over again from so many people its embarassing. The old saying is always true, if it sounds too good then it probably is.

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