House Management

How To Become A Household Manager

I am often asked by individuals with varying professional and educational backgrounds for suggestions on ways to “break in to” the Private Service field. Specifically, I am most frequently asked for ideas on how one might become a Household Manager. It is a good question with no straight-forward answer. How …

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Managing Cases of Domestic Staff Theft

Last time I wrote about preventive measures employers should take to minimize the potential for domestic staff theft in their household. This week I am addressing what an employer should do in the event that theft has occurred or there is suspicion thereof. I think this last item is important. …

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Butler & Household Manager Training Path Choices

Training at the front end of any career, and ongoing until the day we retire, at least, is a given for butlers and household or estate(s) managers today. In the old days, the only training route was on-the-job training and apprenticeship that was hands-on heavy, light on theory, and limited …

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