@sherlock For the wealthiest family I worked for, I basically ran the house because the parents were so busy at work (mo money, mo problems). Groceries, errands, laundry, cleaning between the cleaning lady's visits. I was a jack of all trades really. And no I did not get paid enough for it.
Great interview, though I too would have liked to know more about what day-to-day life is like for a PA. I've nannied for wealthy families so I know a little bit about what goes on. The hardest part for me was doing the grocery shopping and having to consciously NOT shop for sales or the best deals, because rich people don't care that the store brand toilet paper is half off. They want to best everything regardless of price.
@LookUponMyWorks Unfortunately not a scheme, when I was a nanny I saw ads like that all the damn time. The nanny/childcare field is rampant with employers (parents) taking advantage of employees (typically immigrant women).
This is the way to do it. You're lucky you don't have a mother who thinks it is actually HER day, not the bride's. I'm not even in a relationship and my mother and I frequently fight over how she wants to plan a big affair with a fancy dinner and poofy white dress and jordan almonds etc etc etc. I fear I'm doomed to have seven bridesmaids all in matching crappy satin David's Bridal dresses. Barf.