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Few US workers are worse off than domestic employees.
 
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Housekeepers, nannies, and caregivers have long been excluded from federal labor laws. They aren’t entitled to overtime pay or a minimum wage. They can’t get workers compensation if they’re injured on the job, or unemployment benefits if they’re fired. Heck, it’s essentially legal for employers to sexually harass them in most states. After workers urged Congress to change their second-class status, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced companion bills on Monday to give domestic workers basic labor rights. The legislation, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act, would essentially amend federal labor laws to [ Read the rest…]

 
ALL…Domestic / Household Workers Rights!!!
 
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Greenhouse Agency Ltd. It’s 10 or so years since NYC passed The Domestic/Household Bill of Rights. Essentially, this bill made Domestic Workers Non-Exempt workers. The Department of Labor considers All Workers as non-exempt. From the CEO, to Assistants, to Delivery Drivers, to Cooks, to Nurses and yes Domestic/Household Workers too. All non-exempt workers have the same rights. This includes O/T, minimum wage, Benefits, Vacation, Family Leave and more. Running a Domestic/Household Staffing Firm for 35+ years, I have to say the NYC Domestic Workers Bill is doing what it was meant to do. It has absolutely changed the many unfair [ Read the rest…]

 
Fashionable Work Wear Follow-Up!
 
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This blog is a follow-up to last week’s Blog article about fashionable work wear.   Obtaining a job in the private domestic staffing industry usually entails following a specific dress code while working. Most houses have dress codes consisting of: khaki pants, white top & white sneakers, or all black jeans/chinos, black top & shoes. This is usually the case in most staffed homes to be able to distinct between who is an employee and who is a household member. In addition to fully staffed & uniformed Domestic workers.   Housekeeping uniforms don’t have to only be pants and a [ Read the rest…]

 
Fashionable Work Wear for Your New Job
 
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Congrats! You got the job! The interview went great and your employer is excited to have you. You dressed your best & you looked your best, now how do you keep that image going forward? Unless the job requires you to wear a daily uniform, you’ll be granted the freedom of choosing your own work wear. Now you don’t expect to wear your interview outfit everyday do you? Maintaining a good work image will be your next target goal. You want to keep the same image your employer had of you upon hiring throughout your employment. This can get tricky [ Read the rest…]

 
Some Great Tips for Formal Serving!
 
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Serving the Table! Most upscale dinners will include 5 courses, encompassing an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert. Many formal settings practice the open hand service method, which means that a server’s arms are never to be crossed in front of a guest, and food is always served from the guest’s left side. Important Tips to Remember: Ladies are always served first. Never eat, drink, or chew gum in front of guests. Always exhibit proper posture – Do not slouch, cross your arms, or leave your hands in your pockets while on service. Press uniforms to eliminate wrinkles, creases, and [ Read the rest…]

 
Greenhouse Agency brings you Continental Mondays!
 
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  Mondays are gloomy. Mondays are sad. No one wants to get out of the bed. We do what we have to. We do what we must. If you want a Private Service Professional job, come and see us!   Greenhouse Agency brings you Continental Mondays!   We are serving a Continental Breakfast on Monday, April 3rd 2017 from 10am until it’s all gone!   Qualified #housekeepers #nannies #butlers #housemen #personalassistant #housemanagers #chefs #cooks #chauffeurs #babynurses #familyassistants #domesticcouples are needed!   Come and join us and let’s make it a HAPPY MONDAY! ***Must have a resume and verifiable references!***

 
If only Employers of “Personal Service Staff” would be clear about their expectations and the job…..what a wonderful world it would be????
 
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I’ve found the majority of my clients have found (learned) ways of making tons of money…. but along with this comes the “Frankenstein”…… the 15,000 + sq ft house or apartment. The 2nd and 3rd (many times more) properties. Boats, planes and a fleet of cars. But these are still family units, with the same basic needs of all families, compounded now with complications of all the toys mentioned above. It’s a “monster” resulting from hard work, success & choice of lifestyle. Now eight or more bathrooms need cleaning, four or more beds need be stripped and made if not [ Read the rest…]

 
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