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What exactly is the job description for a butler besides answering the door?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:06 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:09 PM
I'm going to guess that varies by employer but if there is a set job description you can probably Google it.
MeMeMe111
by Mimi on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:10 PM

 Shut the door?

MeMeMe111
by Mimi on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:10 PM

 Slam the door!

MeMeMe111
by Mimi on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:10 PM

 Lock the door.

ArmyWife112908
by Mrs.Crane on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:12 PM
Put down the toilet lid after you pee
Wipe your butt
Spare.Time
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:12 PM
Answer
MeMeMe111
by Mimi on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Yep that's pretty much it. I would suck as a butler. I only answer the door if they have a badge. True story :)

tessaadara
by on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:13 PM
Best thing to do is to search for a job listing of the job. Look to see what they have listed as duties/responsibilities for it and use those.
PrincessKarma
by on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Google can do amazing things fyi.....


The Butler

A Butlers' responsibilities can encompass more than one household. If his duties include the supervision of other domestic staff in one or more households he is often referred to as a House Manager or Major Domo. In this case his remit would include hiring and organizing other household staff ( a housekeeper, cooks and maids) as well as outside contractors and personnel (gardeners, chauffeurs and maintenance). Alternatively, he may be the sole employee in a smaller household in which case he might be expected to carry out light cooking duties and act as a Valet and Personal Assistant.

Valeting refers to the care of his client's wardrobe. This can often be a job in itself and, in larger households, is carried out by theAssistant Butler or Under Butler who in turn is under the jurisdiction of the Head Butler. An Under Butler is also known as aFootman but this term is used less and less nowadays, other than in Royal palaces.

Often the Butler assumes the role of a Personal or Household Secretary and, as well as keeping the family agenda, he would be expected to carry out personal shopping for his employer, handle the mail and be in charge of the household accounts. In these roles the title of House Administrator would be apt.

Generally a Butler would not be expected to perform the more menial domestic tasks or look after children.

So, in essence, the Butler is very much a Jack of all Trades and somehow master of them all. Yet he must always be adaptable and flexible, ready to take on new responsibilities as and when his employer sees fit. He is the byword for common sense, patience and expertise. The greater his duties and responsibilities (combined with his experience) is reflected in his salary package.

With the resurgence of Butler Service being offered in hotels and spas around the world the Hotel Butler is now in high demand and this can often be an easier way for many to break into the field and gain experience. The difference being that Hotel Butlers have a high and regular turnover of clients.

PrincessKarma
by on Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Duties

The butler’s duties depend on the needs of the family that hires him. The butler manages the family’s schedule and makes sure each family member knows where he or she needs to be at any given time. The butler often makes travel arrangements for his employer and sometimes travels with the family. The family gives the butler a household budget and he manages it accordingly. He is often responsible for purchasing food and wine for the family with money from the budget. When the family has a party or other special function, the butler oversees the planning of the party. Care of crystal, silver and fine china is the butler’s responsibility. The butler might have the responsibility of caring for the man of the house’s wardrobe and providing other personal services. Some employers require the butler to perform light cleaning and routine maintenance. He is expected to maintain an inventory of household items, especially artwork and antiques.

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