The Profession of Household Manager- a Review
American culture has been influenced a lot of by its parent English culture. And one of these influences is seen in the running of the mansions of the rich. In the social structure of the British manor, the butler runs the household commanding the staff and making sure that everything runs smoothly. In the American states, this figure is known as the Household Manager. Either alone or having a host of staff under them they ensure that the household is taken care of. They work behind the scenes, making sure that things go according to a plan..
The task of the household manager is very heavy indeed. He has to be cultured, extensively organized with a very strong work ethic. When working alone he or she has to be manage the entire household from the cleaning the house to cooking to making sure that the house would be well stocked. In the case of formal entertaining the Household Manager controls the show from hiring caterers to purchasing the requisite tools of entertainment. In a house where there are hired staff the manager assigns the chores for each of the staff making sure that their duties are performed to perfection. They anticipate the needs of the family and are responsible for the security of the house.
Usually they are provided accommodation with the family as well as paid very good yearly amount of money for the managing the house. The household manager is the first person to greet visitors and guests when they come calling. . As such, they set the standards for entertainment and of the perception of the way, the house and its people are. They are the silent force making sure that the houses are run efficiently leaving the owners to be free for their endeavors while all other nitty-gritty are taken care of by the manager.
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