Apr 30, 2021 02:27:02 AM Edited Apr 30, 2021 03:36:25 AM by Varun A
I am a first-time employer, and recently hired a freelancer for a full-time job with the job title "Need assistant for a monthly contract requiring stock trading/finance-related work".
In the job post, I said the job is assisting me in stock trading all day like tasks like research, tracking my portfolio all day long, sending me constant alerts related to my portfolio and market change, and grunt work related to trading.
I also added a small point in the work description "Any other personal assistance work."
Now I wonder where do I draw the line in personal assistance. I have many personal assistance tasks that I need frequently like "Look who is a good doctor in my area for X health issue and book an appointment", "Call everyone and find who has this product available", "Look for best and cheap flight connection between these 2 countries".
Although part-time work, these tasks are completely unrelated to finance. I know a lot of white-collar workers don't like to do such thing and believe they are being treated like a servant.
So my questions are:
How do I know if my freelancer employee is okay with such work? I can try asking but I am not sure if he will say yes anyway since after all, I am his boss.
Apr 30, 2021 03:33:33 AM by Christine A
Apr 30, 2021 05:56:14 AM by Mikko R
Apr 30, 2021 06:44:45 AM by Kelley K
Apr 30, 2021 06:49:43 AM by Varun A
So I talked to the guy today. I made it very clear that's optional and he doesn't have to do any personal stuff at all if he doesn't want to.
He said he is more than happy to help me with such tasks as long they are computer-based and doesn't require leaving the house. Even with that, I have made it clear that it's entirely optional and he can tell me if he wants to stop doing such tasks in future at any time.