In the past 32 years, we have had 4 'long term' houseboys, staying between 2 and 5 years. We have had 6 'short term' houseboys as well. We knew upfront that each of the short term boys just needed 6 months to 1 year to get back on their feet. All of these boys worked out well.
Now, for the bad part...we always have a potential boy stay for a week so the we can interview him properly. This way we found out who the druggies, alcoholics, liars, etc. were. The absolute worst one was the boy in a few other topics on here who went by MaxDyer23, MaxDyer24, JohnConner, etc. He is back on here with two separate profiles, however he is not smart enough, as has been pointed out by another employer, to have listed different cities or to not check one profile right after the other so that they are not sequential.
Good Luck to all potential employers and houseboys in the New Year!