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A day in the life of a VA
More assistants are looking at the advantages of ditching the office in favour of becoming a VA. Sarah Rugg, co-founder of My VA Business, worked alongside virtual assistant Sam Evans to document what the average day in the life of a VA was. Commute, work, sandwich, work, commute, dinner, bed – and repeat. It’s okay […]
Could VA services be the industry future?
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?
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
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
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
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?
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 […]
Podcasting PA Liz Van Vliet on why PAs won’t be replaced by tech
Podcasts have risen to fame over the last five years, with more of us than ever downloading and listing to them. With topics that vary from showbiz news to gardening, they can be easy listening or a place to learn new information and skills. After many hours listening to podcasts devoted to helping PAs/EAs develop […]
Should you be worried about voice assistants?
Technology is taking over our lives at an increasingly rapid rate and it’s got a lot of PAs worried that they will be replaced with a phone app. Vincenzo Ferrara thinks that change is in the air, with investment and development in AI (artificial intelligence), it seems likely that in the future a lot of […]