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      PA Life Club: Last chance to earn a £20 Amazon voucher

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      PA Life Club members, today is your last chance to earn a £20 Amazon gift voucher for every new PA Life Club member you recommend before midnight, December 21.  Terms of your recommendation: The recommended friend must actively book onto the club and make payment for us to process the offer by December 21, 2018. Recommendations […]

      PA Profile: Lydia McKay, Pretty Little Thing

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      At the time of interviewing, Lydia McKay was EA to the co-founder of Pretty Little Thing. Having worked on the corporate side in previous job roles, McKay was ready to take on some new responsibilities as an EA at Pretty Little Thing when she landed the job a year ago. Jade Burke meets with her […]

      5 minutes with…Sandra Wainwright, EA at Merseyside Fire & Rescue

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      Sandra Wainwright is the EA to the chief fire officer at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, who recently won the award for ‘not-for-profit PA of the year at the 2018 North West PA of the Year Awards’ and with over 21 years experience, we decided that it’s time we find out a little more about […]

      Does age discrimination leave you at a disadvantage?

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      Being an assistant is a lifestyle that most will have for the majority of their working years. A good assistant/boss relationship will see the same team stick together for years on end, moving company to company in pursuit of perfect harmony. But with a large age-range of EAs mixing to share knowledge at networking events, […]

      Could VA services be the industry future?

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      Could VA services be the future of the assistant role? Well according to FYXER, it very well could be. PA Life staff writer Vincenzo Ferrara spends a day at the FYXER office to understand why more assistants are opting out of the office and into working from home? FYXER is a virtual assistant service that hires […]

      Opinion: When are ‘out of office’ requests out of order?

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      As an assistant of any kind can be asked to work hours around the clock for your boss. If that means booking a last-minute flight at 2am or arranging a last-minute meeting at the end of the day, then that’s what you do. But, are out of office requests reasonable? And if so, where is […]

      The portable label printer targeting the PA market

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      The good old days of the handheld label maker has been updated for the 2018 workspace and this cube of functionality is small, elegant and compact. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life has been putting this little label maker to the test. As soon as I received the Brother PT-P710BT Label Printer, I was […]

      Opinion: It’s a man’s world

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      We spend around a third of our life at work, so as you can imagine it must be difficult to feel like you don’t fit in with others. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life, talks about why treating male and female assistants as equals is crucial. I recently heard a story from a respected […]

      Work & life: Sherrine Wright

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      After seven years at the multinational toy and games company Hasbro, Sherrine Wright, EA at Hasbro, hasn’t looked back. Here, she shines the light on the vibrant and colourful world of toys and why it is imperative to keep up with the latest tech. What inspired you to start a career as a PA? My […]

      What is the future of the EA role?

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      On Tuesday evening a group of PAs got together at an event held by Fyxer in central London to discuss a topic that all PAs have worried about recently; what is the future of the EA role, with the advancement of technologies such as artificial intelligence? Vincenzo Ferrara reviews what was discussed. The event held by […]