I just wanted to email you and check in. Well it’s been more than 3 months and they are “extremely happy” to quote the PA in the UK. I have to be brutally honest….
I thought I wasn’t prepared for this position(given all the personal crap I was going through). However, I was smart enough, and had someone(YOU) making sure I was on that plane to Aspen, to realized this was too big to screw up. I must say its been a wild ride. Getting away from all my personal crap was the best thing that happen to me. Currently traveling all over the world with crazy itineraries and last minutes changes. Insane request…one minute hemming $1000 cashmere sweaters, to catering business lunches to training staff, setting up $60 million penthouses in NY and London. No job is too little or too big. Mrs. Is entrusting some of their prized projects to me, which they haven’t done with anyone. The trust is building and building which is the biggest compliment. Haven’t had any big screw ups…yet! I quickly admit my mistakes and all responds well to that and respect it. I am no dummy…I know my place and I know to tread carefully. I try hard not to overstep my boundaries…I unintentionally did once and the bite was hard, so now I think really, really carefully before acting. “When in doubt ask” is the best policy. Learning A LOT from other staff!! I have the feeling they don’t know what to do with me next…they like that I can go anywhere at anytime. One week I will be receiving a delivery in NY and back by the weekend to London. It’s exciting and tiring at the same time. Some weeks it’s 66 hours and sometimes only 45….she’s very fair and compensates me with extra days off when the family isn’t in town. I tell you it’s a roller coaster. I’ll do this for as long as I have the stamina to do so. I’m expected to cook for dinner parties, clean up, laundry, and do the family errands on the same day.
Slowly we will get there…she does check in periodically to make sure I’m happy. At the end of the day it’s a good fit for both of us.