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    Servants in the Victorian Era Different Servants Upper servants such as butler, housekeeper, lady's maid,house steward,and valet Upper servants were classified as upper servants because upper class servants were entitled to respect and deference from the under staff. Upper servants were placed in larger households. Upper servants would take the head place at the dining room. The butler is the head of his department and responsible for the performance of the footmen. “The footmen takes coals to the sitng-room, cleans the boots, trims the lamp wicks, cleans the plate, lays the breakfast table, carries in breakfast, waits at breakfast, removes breakfast, answers the door in the morning after 12 o'clock, delivers notes, lays the luncheon table, takes in and waits luncheon, clears the table and cleans the silver, lays the dinner table, goes out with the carriage in the afternoon, attends to fires throughout the day and evening, prepares table for tea, cleans up after tea, waits at dinner, clears the dinner table, helps clean the plate, washes the glass and silver used at dinner, takes in coffee and dessert after dinner, waits in attendance in front hall when dinner guests are leaving, attends to the gentlemen in the smoking room, attends to lighting in the house at dusk, goes out with the carriage in the evening and valets the young gentlemen in…

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    It was funny, Shadow thought, how public perception seemed to constantly oscillate between Doomsday panic, and acting like the problem never existed. She took a moment to herself to picture how much better the media darlings in question would look with a fine fur coat and heaving milky bosoms. A knock on the door interrupted her fantasizing before she could reach down and really get into it. “Breakfast Mistress!” Rang a gentle voice from outside. Shadow smiled and bade her in. The delightful…

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    1. The book, The Quarter-Pie Window was written by Marianne Brandis, and is about a young girl, Emma, and her little brother, John, who just lost their family in a fire at their old barn and now must live with their newly found aunt, Mrs. McPhail, in the city. Emma has to work for her aunt at her hotel as a chamber maid, while John has to work for Mr. Blackwood at his ranch as a stable boy. Emma was expecting to work at a much higher position at the hotel but is madden by the fact that she is…

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    bed making my way over to the person waiting on the other side of my door. I smooth my hair with my fingers and rub my eye to make myself look decent enough. I open up the door to reveal one of the maids standing there. "Sorry miss, were you asleep?" She questions…

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    Many of the “how-tos” in the guide reflect heavily on the time period of which it was written. In the ‘servant’ section of the guide, it explains how to keep garments fresh and without bugs or other vermin. This is similar in the way that the guide describes how to be a good wife, in which it is explained how to take care of simple household tasks. There is also an explanation of how to be a good head lady to the chambermaids, saying to keep the young maids in a room near yours to prevent them…

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    There was once a widow who had two daughters one of whom was beautiful and industriousand the other ugly and lazy. She behaved most kindly, however, to the ugly one cruelly tothe other because she was her stepdaughter and made her do all the hard work and live likea kitchen maid. The poor maiden was forced out daily on her highroad and had to sit by thewell and spin so much that blood ran from her fingers.Once it was happened that her spindles became quite covered with blood so kneeling downby…

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    wanted to enter the job market. Because, as women became more preoccupied with their careers, overtime families, and mothers, have been inclined to hire domestic workers, or nannies, into their household. The domestic mothers became a second mother to their assigned children, at the expense of her own biological children (Ehrenreich, et. al., 2003). Many women in developing countries did not experience the same prosperity that American, and other foreign women had. In order to take care of…

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    The Domestic Workforce

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    Since the 1800’s women all over the world have been an essential part of the domestic workforce. With various duties ranging from cleaning the house along with taking care of the children. It has always been in a female’s nature to be able to run a household effetely. Over the past 5 years the parentage of mistreated and under paid domestic working women has skyrocketed. The cruel and harsh conditions one may face can sometimes be unbelievable and unbearable. In no way, shape or form should this…

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    The Ruined Maid

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    I like “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. My paraphrase is this: “Two women talk about the ‘ruined’ lifestyle. Ironically, a ruined lifestyle is filled with luxury and refinement. The ‘ruined’ woman seems to have been a country woman before like the other woman. While the country woman focuses on the other woman’s success, the ‘ruined’ woman constantly says that it’s because she is ruined.” Thomas Hardy’s “The Ruined Maid” consists of a conversation between a ‘ruined’ woman and a country woman…

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    For Coca-Cola, its boundaries have undergone a substantial transformation as a result of organizational acquisitions. For example, the Coca-Cola Company acquired Minute Maid in 1960 (“The Minute Maid Company History,” n.d.). In 1993, the Coca-Cola Company acquired Thums Up -- a spicy cola beverage company that originated in India (“20 Years Later: A Look Back at Coke’s Dramatic 1993 Return to India, 2013”). Two years later, they acquired the root-beer beverage company Barq’s Incorporated…

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