Undergrad's Search for Assistant Meets Mockery

Georgetown sophomore seeks to hire fellow student for laundry duty
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 6:33 AM CDT
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(Newser) – How's a busy undergrad supposed to juggle study, a social life, and a part-time job? For one 19-year-old at Georgetown University, the answer is hiring a personal assistant. The sophomore sparked controversy on campus this week by placing an ad on the university's student employment site seeking a personal assistant to tackle chores like doing his laundry and filling up his car, reports the Washington Post. 

The student—who plans to major in finance and management—received a few serious responses, along with the wrath of plenty of students who complained he wasn't doing much to dispel the stereotype of Georgetown being full of lazy rich kids. "Everybody probably knows who he is now," one English major said. "People are not happy. They think he's just ridiculous and full of himself."