Anyone who is or wants to be an executive assistant may want to think twice about being this
Ad man Rich Silverstein answers to nobody, as it says in his Craigslist ad for a new executive assistant
. The thing is almost poetic, and it’s accompanied by a website, work4rich.com
The ad starts out:
Have you ever looked greatness in the eyes-- and cried because it was so damn beautiful it hurt your feelings?
If not, you should really get to know Rich Silverstein.
Rich has been inducted into halls of fame—yes, plural. His achievements read like a novel, albeit one written by Stephen King.
You've probably heard stories. And they're every bit as true as they are misleading. He is tough and expects greatness. But he holds himself to the same impossible standards.
The success he's had is the stuff of “Mad Men.” And the stuff of madmen.
Rich Silverstein answers to nobody. And that nobody could be you.
The website is full of fantastic challenges to judge whether you’re ready to be Rich’s assistant, including a ridiculous transcription exercise and an grown-up version of the children’s game Memory.
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The deadline for applying is Sept. 6, so you’d better hurry. Silverstein plans to host “the Google Hangout of the century” with the finalists.
Also promised? The new assistant will get paid, because “Rich is loaded.”