Ki recently commented on an older post:
I know that PA have long work hours. Do you think that it a single parent could handle this job?
I’m not sure how to address this question with my usual sardonic wit. Being a single parent is difficult in ways I probably can’t imagine, and there’s nothing really funny about that situation.
Being a PA, and really, any other position in the business, is more than a full time job. 60 hours a week, at minimum; 70, 80 hour weeks are not unheard of. It’s hard to have a girlfriend with those hours, much less raise a child.
And the pay is… not good. The take-home is better than your average minimum wage, but mostly because of the long hours. Most PAs struggle to make ends meet living with roommates in Koreatown. Paying for yourself and a child on a PA’s salary would be a challenge, at best.
I’ve already written that it’s impossible to be a college student and a PA at the same time. Being a mother is much more difficult, and more important. I wouldn’t recommend you trying to be a production assistant, either.