1. TheDarkWriter

    TheDarkWriter Active Member

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    Daily life of a maid, body guard, personal assistant, and private security guard?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by TheDarkWriter, Oct 21, 2017.

    I'm writing some characters but I don't know what their daily live or rather their work schedule's might be like so I'm wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what the daily lives a maid, body guard, personal assistant, and private security guard might be like.
     
  2. Cave Troll

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    Where cushions are comfy, and straps hold firm.
    This kinda makes me think of the T-800 in a French Maids outfit. Sure that would
    have changed the tone of the Terminator series. :p

    https://www.homemaids.ae/blog/the-daily-life-of-a-dubai-maid/

    This goes through a days events by time at the start of the day.
    http://www.bodyguardcareers.com/2011/11/14/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-bodyguard/
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-12955985
    The security guard will be a much more boring version of the bodyguard, so
    just simplify the first, and you have the second. They both keep a regular log
    of events. (Trust me, I have been a security guard, its boring.)

    https://www.theguardian.com/careers/personal-assistant-diary-management
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/so-whats-it-really-like-being-a-personal-assistant-30482718.html
    Being a personal assistant does not really sound like a dream job. :p

    Hope this helps with what you are trying to find out. Good Luck. :supersmile:
     
  3. Shenanigator

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    Year, place, and to whom? A personal assistant and security detail to an executive would have wildly different duties than a personal assistant and security to a celebrity, for example.
     
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    Job responsibilities of a security guard in my building:

    1) See if anyone is parked improperly.
    2) Whine ineffectually and with an utter lack of authority at anyone who has.
    3) Replace lost key cards.
    4) Validate parking.
     
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    Shenanigator Has the Vocabulary of a Well-Educated Sailor. Contributor

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    Forgot to add, personal assistants are often on duty 24/7. When pagers were a thing, PA's were among the first to have them. (In another life, I was briefly a P.A.)
     
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    I knew a body guard many years ago. He was just a normal person after work but his hours were long so he had troubles with raising his son. He and his son were both good at sword fighting because they had the genes for it. That kind of person is born to either chase the bad guy or become the bad guy because of their need for constant action. They want to be in the first line if they join an army so that they can protect the ones behind them.
     

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