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Sitting in India, 'Get Friday' makes American life easy

Jan 18, 2008 03:17 PM IST India India
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New Delhi: Imagine reading bedtime stories to your client in America, or even calling for a taxi for a New Yorker from India.

A graduate from Coimbatore, Shahnaz Ali’s work for the day is to help her client, Steve Jones, a techie in the US, find another job. She says that there are many such requests, which are even more outlandish.

"Once one of my customers boarded the wrong train and got lost. He called us and we had to find him a taxi to take him to the right place,” says Shahnaz.

Shahnaz is just one of the 200 employees of ‘Get Friday’, a subsidiary of TTK Services in Bangalore. The company provides offshore personal assistance to the Americans.

‘Get Friday’ is certainly value for money for most Americans. The average wages for a full time personal assistant in the US ranges from $ 4000 to $6000 a month.

‘Get Friday’s’ full time plan for 160 hours will leave an American’s pocket lighter by $1120.

While a majority of the company’s clients are in the US, they are also rapidly expanding in other countries. In fact, they even have a waiting period of three weeks to add new clients.

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