By Noor Javed
For most of us, the domestic servant seems a relic of a bygone era, a concept confined to history, historical fiction and the imaginings of popular culture. But, in fact, the butler is back, and he or she is in ever-increasing demand as the ranks of the super-rich skyrocket. The job is much more fluid now than it used to be butlers may have managerial roles or be required to cook and clean and can be much better-paying. In The Butler Did It: Why Personal Service Is Back in Vogue, award-winning Toronto Star writer Noor Javed explores who wants to be a butler (many are older, even middle-aged), what it's like to do the job (flexibility is everything) and how the work is evolving (Ill get back to you on my iPhone, sir).
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