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CEO's Ridiculous Ad Seeking Part-Time Assistant Goes Viral

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For employers, having a detailed job description is crucial if you want to attract the right candidates.

You want to make sure you're highlighting the important part of the position without coming off as unreasonable. However, sometimes these requirements can go a bit overboard, to a point where they just sound silly.

This week, a job listing supposedly posted by a 28-year-old executive has gone viral after people pointed out just how ridiculous it is.

The ad, which first appeared on the job search site Seek, was for the role of a part-time personal assistant to the "successful, fast-paced, intense, sometimes chaotic, passionate, easygoing, adventurous" CEO of an Australian company.

“This will be the most challenging and the most rewarding position you’ve ever had,” the ad reads.

While some of the job duties, like content creation, seemed reasonable, others were extremely questionable.

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People were especially fixated on the fact that whoever lands this job will basically be working around the clock.

"If you want to clock in and clock out of your job — this isn’t for you," the listing continues. "Expect after-hours and weekend calls from time to time. Life doesn’t stop when the work day does — high performers work until their tasks are done, NOT just until the clock runs out."

The ideal assistant should also never "take things personally: it’s NEVER about you!" It's really all about the profanity-loving CEO with a "type A personality."

On top of managing the employers "day-to-day activities, scheduling, correspondence, project management, research and errands," the right candidate is expected to take part many aspects of the company, "from the inner workings of business operations, high-level social soirees, business negotiations, property management and business travel — to handling and owning the challenging moments and tasks that a successful business and bizarre, interesting personal life is built on..."

All in all, the assistant must help “maintain alignment in the CEO’s life," and everything they do, from making coffee to executing contracts should be with the goal of “making the CEO look good, feel good and perform at a higher level.”

Just when you thought this couldn't get any worse, news.com.au revealed that this ad appears to have been plagiarized from a listing posted by another California-based CEO.

"An almost identical listing appeared on the Easy Pay Direct site, a company that facilitates online payments," reported the outlet.

Honestly, both CEOs sound like they're looking for a robot and not a human because no self-loving person would want to deal with all this.

What do you think of this job listing?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.