Look we've all seen the trailer for The Devil Wears Prada. Some of us have seen The Devil Wears Prada with our girlfriends. A smaller subset of that group have seen The Devil Wears Prada over and over again as a coping mechanism following long days grinding it out in the rat race in this cruel cruel world. Regardless of your relationship with The Devil Wears Prada, you learned that being a personal assistant can really suck. While that is true, assisting can be flexible and provide a lot of down time. The bottom line is that people don't really have as much going on as they think they have going on, and as the person who manages what someone has going on, you stand to benefit. On those days when the calendar opens up and there's just nothing left to take to the dry cleaners, you can work towards your goal of someday needing a personal assistant. Also, even if the person you are personally assisting doesn't have connections in your field, they are important enough to need a personal assistant, which means they might be connected.