A few weeks ago a friend was mumbling about the monotony of her current job, then said she probably shouldn't complain — life could never be as rough as it was when she was someone's assistant. It's been years, but right out of college she took a job as a big league real estate agent's assistant and suffered. Greatly. He was a tyrant and she worked around the clock for little pay. Of course, her great performance and ability to put up with his attitude quickly led her to one great promotion after another and she will freely admit it. Assisting someone, or a team can be incredibly rewarding (in terms of career growth and financially) and open doors. Have you ever had a role assisting someone else, or have you always worked autonomously?