The Butler Did It
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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 (“I’ll get back to you on my iPhone, sir”).
Noor Javed is currently a feature writer for the Toronto Star. She joined the Star in 2007 and has since covered municipal politics, social justice and community diversity. In 2011, Noor won a National Newspaper Award for her reporting on and analysis of Toronto’s booming condo market. Noor holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a human biology degree from the University of Toronto.
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