(March 04, 2013)
Do you sometimes have these moments where in your actual day job, you receive so much work that you wish you could give it to a virtual assistant?
Since I’m working with one on an almost day to day basis, this thought has crossed my mind more than once. How easy would it be for me to send him some data from my work, let him work on it for me and then save lots of boring time. Especially, if it involves working with huge excel files and data analysis.
Unfortunately, this is not something I would recommend or do for that matter.
Reasons why you should never outsource your day job chores to your VA:
- It can get you fired. How is that for a reason?
- It’s not safe. If your VA makes a mistake even without meaning bad, it’s you who are responsible for your day work results.
- You will get caught! Sooner or later. Retributions can come even much in the future.
The only time when you can safely outsource your own day job is when you are a self-employed entrepreneur. Then, you are only responsible to yourself. This is more than a reason to strongly consider becoming your own boss.
How do you feel about outsourcing your real job?
Is it fair…? Is it cool? Should it be allowed?