I feel like I made a big mistake accepting my EA role at my company. I was told I would not be doing personal errands often for the CEO, but now I am picking his daughter up from school and getting his designer curtains custom hemmed. Coworkers have included me in their projects, & he is now removing me from those bc “they take up too much of my time”, when they are the only tasks I enjoy bc I am actually adding value to the company. Idk what to do bc he “seems to be my way or the highway”.

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I’d start pursuing new opportunities. A small personal errand on rare occasion might be acceptable (depending on the ask). If the company hired you to work for them and not the executive to be their personal assistant then asking of these things is out of line! And it sounds like it makes you feel uncomfortable!

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Oh, no, no, no. Please start looking.

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This previously happened to me. Once I had 6 months there, I started looking. I like the CEO personally, but I was doing less EA work and more personal stuff and it just wasn't my thing.

That's some standard CEO sh*t especially if they cannot afford a dualEA and PA to do the roles. An EA in my experience may still end up doing some random personal stuff. Go find somewhere better to do. Also CEOs usually do what they want anyway...that's why they are the CEO ;/

I'm so sorry you're going through this. It's definitely time to leave. I wish you're doing great now.

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