Kenny lives with his parents and works in an old people's home
looking after people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and senile
dementia. 'It's hard work and can be stressful. The pay's not much
but it's very worthwhile,' he says.
He enjoys tap dancing and fishing. "When you see films like
Titanic, you want to smell the smells and to know what that flat
beer really tastes like. I'll can do that now - and I like maids."
Other than the scullery maid,
the hallboy's position is the lowest in the house, so Kenny has got his work cut out.
And hallboys like Kenny were expected to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. Time off in
Manor House is purely at the discretion of the master,
Sir John, as it would have
been in 1905, when domestic servants had no legal rights to control their working hours.
In terms of the hierarchy, the rules state "As Hallboy, you are a young
apprentice, the most junior member of the male Staff. Your direct counterpart
in the female hierarchy is the scullery maid. Positioned directly below the
in order of seniority, you should look up to him, the
and first footman,
to learn the skills of their trade, and should expect
each of them to delegate tasks to you."