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Thursday, June 12, 2014

San Francisco Firm Seeks "Girl Friday" to Cook Their Paleo Diets, Do Everything Else

Posted By on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:59 AM

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High tech has met low tech -- on Craigslist, naturally -- as a coterie of designers took to the web to seek a 21st-century scullery maid to cook their food, clean up their messes, interact with their French bulldogs, and tackle the odd bit of manual labor. 

The self-described "wacky" SoMa design outfit put out the call for a "Girl Friday/Admin Assistant" who can scour their kitchen, craft their Paleo meals, dispose of the remnants of Paleo meals, create future Paleo meal plans, and, finally, head out to the grocery store to stock up on provisions for more Paleo meals. 

And that's just for starters. This group may eat like cavemen, but they want a Girl Friday who can do more than just hunt down and grill up the occasional mastadon. 

When not elbow-deep in all things Paleo, the applicant to the unnamed company will be entrusted with nearly 30 other listed tasks, including the following: 

Enforcing schedule and calendar so staff stays on schedule meeting project timelines; support staff in meeting preparation and presentation materials; manage both professional and personal calendars, to-do lists, travel and correspondence; keep up social media channels for company; put together presentation templates + proposals; make updates to website and be knowledgeable with Wordpress; provide simple tech support to keep office running smoothly; cut down boxes and take to recycling, and, of course, assist with personal (and sometimes mundane) tasks + chores. 

All of this, incidentally, is expected to be accomplished in a 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shift. Four days a week. The prospective Girl Friday, it seems, may not be working Fridays at all. 

Girls Friday without a fondness for French bulldogs need not apply.  

SF Weekly has e-mailed these eclectic employers to query further about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No word back yet.  


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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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