Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Butlers but Were Afraid to Ask

October 24, 2005 — Leave a comment

I don’t remember how I ran across this site. However I got there, I must admit… it is very interesting. I’m talking about The International Guild of Professional Butlers.

They’ve got all the answers to the questions you want to ask about butlers:

  • What do you call what butlers do? (It’s called “butling.’ And yes, I laugh just a little when I say it out loud).
  • How much do butlers make? ($50,000 – $150,000 a year, US. Also included is housing, a car, appropriate clothing, and a generous bonus at the end of the year. In case you’re wondering, the highest paid butler in the US makes $400,000 a year).
  • Can a butler be a woman? (There may not be all that many female Butlers around but there is a definite demand. The International Guild of Professional Butlers knows of many families who employ female Butlers. Particularly families in the Middle and Far East often prefer female Butlers. So do a lot of female celebrities).

Yep, all these answers and more!

Other cool stuff includes a section on folding napkins, how to set your table correctly for any occasion, how to remove stains, and even how to clean jewelry. There are also sections on how to tie a tie and a bow tie.

I realize this all sounds kind of corny, but the next time you want to fold your napkin using the Lady Windemere’s Fan fold, just take a look at The International Guild of Professional Butlers.

Just a little fun for a Sunday night. And yes, you will be graded the next time I come over.

Pat Callahan

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