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Domestic Work: Butler, Au Pair, Nanny, Valet, Governess, Scullery Maid, Mui Tsai, Amanuensis, Nathinites, Seneschal, Footman, Nethinim Books LLC

Domestic Work: Butler, Au Pair, Nanny, Valet, Governess, Scullery Maid, Mui Tsai, Amanuensis, Nathinites, Seneschal, Footman, Nethinim

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Published August 13th 2011
ISBN : 9781157594840
Paperback
122 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Butler, Au pair, Nanny, Governess, Valet, Scullery maid, Great house, Amanuensis, Mui Tsai, Nethinim,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Butler, Au pair, Nanny, Governess, Valet, Scullery maid, Great house, Amanuensis, Mui Tsai, Nethinim, Nathinites, Bedder, Houseboy, Footman, Castellan, Nursemaid, Seneschal of Anjou, Amah, Cook, Lackey, Majordomo, Charlady, Cleaner, Ladys maid, Between maid, Hall boy, Boot boy, Still room maid, Housekeeper, Between staff, Kitchen maid, Useful man, Panter. Excerpt: A butler is a servant in a large household. In great houses, the household is sometimes divided into departments with the butler in charge of the dining room, wine cellar, and pantry. Some also have charge of the entire parlour floor, and housekeepers caring for the entire house and its appearance. A butler is usually male, and in charge of male servants, while a housekeeper is usually a woman, and in charge of female servants. Traditionally, male servants (such as footmen) were better paid and therefore rarer and of higher status than female servants. The butler, as the senior male servant, has the highest servant status. In modern houses where the butler is the most senior worker, titles such as majordomo, butler administrator, house manager, manservant, staff manager, chief of staff, staff captain, estate manager and head of household staff are sometimes given. The precise duties of the employee will vary to some extent in line with the title given, but perhaps more importantly in line with the requirements of the individual employer. In the grandest homes or when the employer owns more than one residence, there is sometimes an estate manager of higher rank than the butler. The word butler derives from the Old French bouteleur (cup bearer), from bouteille, (bottle), and ultimately from Latin. The role of the butler, for centuries, has been that of the chief steward of a household, the attendant entrusted with the care and serving of wine and other bo...