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Bed and Breakfast Owners

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Imagine yourself living in a beautiful, restored historical house among antiques and vacationers from all around the world. And you don't have to leave to go to work. Though it sounds like an ideal environment, and it may not seem like you're at work, bed and breakfast owners must perform many responsibilities to keep their property nice and pleasant. Their chores will mostly be domestic ones, keeping them close to the house with cooking, cleaning, gardening, and laundering. This makes for a very comfortable work environment over which they have a great deal of control. Though bed and breakfast owners work in their own home, they must sacrifice much of their privacy to operate their business. They must be available to their guests at all times to ensure that their stay is comfortable. However, even the most successful bed and breakfast isn't always full to capacity, and many are only open on weekends—this may result in a few long work days, then a few days of downtime. But to keep their business afloat, bed and breakfast owners will need to welcome as many guests as they can handle.

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