Being trained in security issues could help you make the right decision and, since your employer is a super VIP your job (or even your life and those of your clients) could be at stake. What is your optimal course of action? Maybe you should have gone on that security training course after all !
There are plenty of security courses you can arrange for yourself, the other household staff or even your employer. Why not approach the security, protection issue with your boss? The chances are it is something he or she has already considered.
Courses can just be a simple matter of having a security expert come to the house, pinpoint security weak areas and then brief the staff on counter intrusion techniques. Or there are one and two week or more close protection skills courses available but they aren’t cheap!
It’s all too easy to adopt the ‘it’ll never happen to us’ mindset but come to terms with the fact that you are working for a wealthy or famous individual and so there IS a constant threat of kidnapping or terrorist related issues.
Be prepared! It was a good enough motto for Boy Scouts and is a very good one for Butlers too!
We will be adding to the Bodyguard and Personal Protection page shortly. If you have any security, , self-defense or related web sites that you can recommend let us know.