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(Business Insider)   What does a butler in Manhattan do while their masters are living it up in the Hamptons? Turning TVs on and off to make sure they still work, taking wine-cellar inventory and forwarding the mail. Those kind of things   (businessinsider.com) divider line
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2021-01-22 8:01:34 PM  
taking wine-cellar inventory

Makes you wonder how they got the name butler.
 
2021-01-22 9:59:49 PM  
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2021-01-22 10:00:21 PM  
Higgins did these thing but he was Robin Masters' head of security, not a butler.
 
2021-01-22 10:04:47 PM  
He took a picture of a mirror with a smudge and shared it with the housekeepers so they can clean it.
 
2021-01-22 10:25:14 PM  
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2021-01-22 11:26:40 PM  
I'm going to go all in on the racism: white slaves.
 
2021-01-22 11:39:03 PM  
Rich people are weird.
 
2021-01-23 2:33:19 AM  
Eat the rich.
 
2021-01-23 2:54:33 AM  
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2021-01-23 3:47:20 AM  

Declassify Issue: He took a picture of a mirror with a smudge and shared it with the housekeepers so they can clean it.


I did this once with dishes my wife "washed".  I don't recommend it.

But in his case I guess I get it, he's not getting paid to clean up after the cleaners and could probably spend his whole day doing so.  As long as he keeps it light, which it sounds like he does it's not like he's being passive-aggressive or anything.
 
2021-01-23 3:57:21 AM  

xrayspx: Declassify Issue: He took a picture of a mirror with a smudge and shared it with the housekeepers so they can clean it.

I did this once with dishes my wife "washed".  I don't recommend it.

But in his case I guess I get it, he's not getting paid to clean up after the cleaners and could probably spend his whole day doing so.  As long as he keeps it light, which it sounds like he does it's not like he's being passive-aggressive or anything.


Getting caught re washing them isn't much better.
 
2021-01-23 4:33:26 AM  

Bluenosed Baker: xrayspx: Declassify Issue: He took a picture of a mirror with a smudge and shared it with the housekeepers so they can clean it.

I did this once with dishes my wife "washed".  I don't recommend it.

But in his case I guess I get it, he's not getting paid to clean up after the cleaners and could probably spend his whole day doing so.  As long as he keeps it light, which it sounds like he does it's not like he's being passive-aggressive or anything.

Getting caught re washing them isn't much better.


No, it is not.  I'm basically the night porter at my house and set everything up for the next day.  It's really the difference between someone who believe's there's such a thing as "clean enough", and one who doesn't I guess.
 
2021-01-23 5:06:37 AM  
Whatever. You're amaid.
 
2021-01-23 8:28:45 AM  
Ummm... it's employer subby, not "master."
 
2021-01-23 9:16:42 AM  
xrayspx:

I just try to pick my battles.
 
2021-01-23 10:17:03 AM  

SafetyThird: I'm going to go all in on the racism: white slaves.


No

Just wealthy stock owners living off the Labor of others.
 
2021-01-23 10:18:01 AM  

austerity101: Eat the rich.


Before they finish eating what is left of our Democratic Republic.
 
2021-01-23 10:19:23 AM  

anfrind: Rich people are weird.


You would be too if you owned most of the profit that Labor produces and had all the time in the world to sit around and be wierd.
 
2021-01-23 10:21:22 AM  

LaChanz: Ummm... it's employer subby, not "master."


Its Master.

Bec he and his cronies own our Legislators and most of the profits that Labor produces.

Master by definition
 
2021-01-23 10:28:23 AM  

HighwayBill: Higgins did these thing but he was Robin Masters' head of security, not a butler.


The actor was from Texas, and did an amazing british accent.
 
2021-01-23 12:42:22 PM  

HighwayBill: Higgins did these thing but he was Robin Masters' head of security, not a butler.


Magnum was head of security, Higgins was secretly the author in question
 
2021-01-23 12:43:36 PM  
It isn't that strange to have someone manage your house if you're rich. I know it isn't a problem that I'll ever have, but if I were loaded I would probably have someone else or the salt into the water softener, figure out when my car needs an oil change, and name sure the laundry is done and the place is clean.
 
2021-01-23 1:02:19 PM  

nemisonic: HighwayBill: Higgins did these thing but he was Robin Masters' head of security, not a butler.

Magnum was head of security, Higgins was secretly the author in question


Yes, but Higgins does say that he is head of security in at least one early episode, when he is referred to as a butler.
 
2021-01-23 1:29:03 PM  

Bluenosed Baker: xrayspx:

I just try to pick my battles.


This morning:
q: "Hey, so did you try to cut your own hair in the bathroom sink"?

a: "Yeah, how could you tell?"
 
2021-01-23 8:12:27 PM  
Bizarrely, a chance conversation with a tradesman and I think I know of the first family this guy worked for since the family structure (esp the ex bartender wife, kids, location and temperament) match up.

The tradesman found a $40k ring in the duct work while working on it. He turned it in and the house manager said the wife didn't notice it missing. Just to show you the obscene opulence these people are in.

He also said that his predecessor was fired remotely because they used the pool, while the family was away. The wife watched via camera from the Hamptons, called up and kicked her out.

This sort of opulence should be illegal. There is no reason for it. It's one thing to have wealth; it's another to have a staff of 38 managing a home you never use.
 
2021-01-23 9:12:54 PM  
"making sure everything inch of his employer's home is spotless and dust-free."

Does anyone remember when journalists and editors were held to a standard beyond spellcheck? I swear there hasn't been a single article I have read in the last month without some dead simple error like this.

There aren't any squiggly lines under the words, therefore it's all good!
 
2021-01-24 2:12:48 AM  

Wonktnod: "making sure everything inch of his employer's home is spotless and dust-free."

Does anyone remember when journalists and editors were held to a standard beyond spellcheck? I swear there hasn't been a single article I have read in the last month without some dead simple error like this.

There aren't any squiggly lines under the words, therefore it's all good!


Nope, it's just pissed bloggers.
 
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