1) have you hired a personal assistant in person? (aka non virtual assistant)

2) when hiring, do you have a set of criteria or interview questions you suggest using to vet the applicants?

3) In relation to minimum wage, what is your suggestion on the pay scale? i live just outside of NYC which tends to be a very high cost of living. I am open to "paying up" for quality but don't want to overpay.

4) who do you know that is successfully leveraging a personal assistant? 

Thanks!