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First Day at Work – Do’s and Don’ts

First Day at Work – Do’s and Don’ts

So it’s your first day in the new job – here are a few tips to help you to set off on the right foot. Remember that the impact you make in the first few days will have a lasting effect on the way you are perceived by your employer and other staff.

What is a Valet?

What is a Valet?

Jeeves, as in ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ by P.G. Wodehouse, was in fact not a Butler per se. Rather he was Bertie Wooster’s Valet, a ‘gentleman’s personal gentleman’. In other words Jeeves focus was solely on the immediate requirements of his employer and not on that of a household.

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

What is a Butler? ‘The Butler Way’ Explained!

So what is a Butler? What is ‘The Butler Way’ ? Is it a frame of mind, a definable set of skills or perhaps an ideal to pursue, a Holy Grail of excellence? Moreover is the ‘Butler Way’ something to be striven for by domestic staff alone or is it rather an ethos to which [...]

Domestic Staff Job Descriptions

Domestic Staff Job Descriptions

It’s been a long time coming but here it is – the definitive list of butler and all other household staff job definitions and descriptions. I’ve come full circle and am just collating the wine cellar these days…