Servants and Servitude
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Posted 6/2/14
Do you consider servants an outdated job and concept? That there is no room for servants, such as butlers and maids?

Personally, I like the concept of servants. Not slaves, but servants, who are paid well for their job and are in this occupation by choice.
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I see this as a non issue. If you have a problem with it... don't do it.

It's a job that needs to be done for some, and others will just throw their money away needlessly. Either way the money keeps flowing.
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Posted 6/2/14

GreatLordBalzak wrote:

I see this as a non issue. If you have a problem with it... don't do it.

It's a job that needs to be done for some, and others will just throw their money away needlessly. Either way the money keeps flowing.


Great response, Sir.
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Well, if you're an elderly person or couple it's likely you call your butler/maid 'help' rather than the more, not exactly archaic term, but older. Of course if you're wealthy and have those types of people in employment I wouldn't know what you call them. If memory serves my great grandmother calls them 'help' or 'butler/maid'.
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Some enjoy being a butler/maid, they enjoy taking care of others. I really don't think its outdated or anything, just something that you don't really hear about it anymore - unless you got cash.
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Hardly outdated. Speaking very broadly, people like waiters/waitresses in restaurants, hairdressers in the salon and such could be considered servants in a sense. Indeed, to be paid a salary or wage, one basically has to do something for someone else for which the other person considers valuable enough to pay. Closer to the concept of a domestic servant, there are baby sitters, nannys (some of whom are live-in nannies), gardeners, personal chefs, and home nursing aides and other assistants for the elderly or otherwise disabled. I'm certain there are actual butlers and maids too (not just the ones in Akihabara or Ikebukuro cafes), though I personally don't know anyone who has one in their employ. One does tend to have to be one of some means to be able to afford to pay another person whle still having enough to live on for one's self.
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"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest" - Adam Smith
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Posted 6/3/14

sushipath wrote:

Hardly outdated. Speaking very broadly, people like waiters/waitresses in restaurants, hairdressers in the salon and such could be considered servants in a sense.


yeah just because maids/butlers/etc aren't seen as much these days, doesn't mean we don't have servants. Heck even a lot of people pay others to do their yard work (gardners), clean their houses (housekeeper/maid), keep up rental property (steward), etc... def not oudated, just seen a little differently. ^^
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Sogno- wrote:


sushipath wrote:

Hardly outdated. Speaking very broadly, people like waiters/waitresses in restaurants, hairdressers in the salon and such could be considered servants in a sense.


yeah just because maids/butlers/etc aren't seen as much these days, doesn't mean we don't have servants. Heck even a lot of people pay others to do their yard work (gardners), clean their houses (housekeeper/maid), keep up rental property (steward), etc... def not oudated, just seen a little differently. ^^


^ perfect answer, and now make a new topic...
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