It’s been a busy summer, and it’s only getting busier. With that in mind, I decided to call in reinforcements. Unfortunately, they haven’t quite worked out as I’d hoped. For starters, my editorial assistant doesn’t edit as much as she sits there.
Then there’s my transcriptionist. I had hoped for help typing out documents and notes. Instead, he’s incredibly needy and not at all helpful.
I went a step further and hired an office manager to keep those two in line, but … well …
There’s no doubt in my mind that I should have had job descriptions in place before I hired this bunch of yahoos. Now I’m stuck with them. If you’re in the market for a good virtual assistant, make sure you’re specific about what you need and expect, otherwise you might end up in a mess like me.
Now get out there and enjoy your summer!