Regrettably, we are compelled to inform the public about certain unpleasant matters. There are "trained butlers" who face difficulty securing jobs. They spent a vast amount of money on a subpar butler training program, hoping it would create job opportunities for them. Sadly, they are mistaken. They did not receive quality training and are not getting proper support. Even if they would find employment on their own, their tenure is often short-lived, lasting only a few weeks, or at best, a few months, before being dismissed.
Over the past 10 to 15 years, there has been an overwhelming surge in new butler schools, founded mainly by individuals and their compadres, who had never worked in private service before and are driven solely by monetary motives. Their aim seems to be replicating the remarkable success and growth of The International Butler Academy, not through hard work and delivering superior education, but rather by deceiving prospective students, lying to potential employers, and stealing training information from our academy.
No, our warning is not driven by envy or a desire for more business. The International Butler Academy is doing very well, thank you very much. However, when an entire class of butler graduates from a nearby school visit us and beg our assistance in pursuing legal action against the same institution they recently graduated from, it prompts us to contemplate taking action.
One butler school owner worked for so many employers that his age must be over 200. Another butler school owner claims his school's legitimacy is based on its supposed founding in the nineteenth century simply because his grandfather worked as a waiter. Yet another butler school owner, a simple-minded electrician, claims 30 years of butling experience where there is none. One butler school owner is a tour guide on a holiday bus. Upon questioning his past, he summarizes his 20 years of experience as a tour guide as "practically the same work as that of a butler." There are many more.
In the past many of these individuals applied for a job through our recruitment division, sending us their CVs containing zero butling experience. We declined to work with them. Now they run a school for butlers, and suddenly their website details twenty or thirty years of butler employment where there was none before.
Dear reader, we implore you to conduct thorough research, delving deep into the background and credibility of any school you might be considering. Pose questions, and if possible, please visit the school in person to assess its authenticity and quality.
We wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of proper training and education.