Does your help need some help? Would you consider giving them the day off on Sunday? If you answered yes and yes, pile 'em into the Suburban and breathe a sigh of relief: your days of panicking over someone polishing the crystal the wrong way or someone else f*cking up your 5-star Uber rating are over.
Servants to the wealthy can be sent next Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. to Park Avenue mom Jill Wilpon’s Chorz housekeeping camp — where lessons include “table setting,” “understanding the workings of a Manhattan building,” “how to work your Cres-tron” home automation system or “load your washing machine” and even “keeping the best linen closet.” Even worse, nannies “from Tibet or Nepal don’t understand the infrastructure of a building. They don’t understand that a doorman will help you with a taxi.” Many can’t use Uber, she said. Wilpon, the Ivy League-educated founder of staffing service Chorz, whose “majority of clients” live on Park or Fifth avenues, will offer about eight slots per Sunday at her camp at $150 apiece.
And if anyone balks at the idea of a little professional development, just tell them to pack their bags and get the hell out of America, says Wilpon.
...are domestics resistant to spending a Sunday schlepping to Manhattan to learn the difference between a Viking and a Miele range? “People are open to it. There’s not one person in this country who isn’t looking to educate themselves, or do a better job,” Wilpon says. “If they’re not, they don’t belong in this country.” Before launching Chorz in 2011, Wilpon, who is married to banker Lyle Wilpon, spent more than 20 years in executive search and corporate staffing, including at Goldman Sachs.