HEALTHY LIVING

Outsource Your Life

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Today might be the last day you'll ever have to make that dentist's appointment sneakily at your desk, or pay the phone bill in your lunch hour....#8239;You can now, for £8 an hour, hire an assistant in an Indian call centre to do it all for you. Your outsourced PA will help with almost anything - from appointments and phone calls to research or reminding you to go to the gym.

"Most of the clients are nice to us - no one has shouted at me yet," says Raji Hari, 35, one of 150 "remote executive assistants" for a company called Brickwork in Bangalore. "The main advantage is the time difference. We're able to do tasks for people while they're sleeping. You wake up to an email telling you it's done."

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