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24th Aug '16 7:13:18 AM rjd1922
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If she's in for infiltration, scullery {{maid}}s (or any other menial help staff) are [[BeneathSuspicion practically invisible]]. They don't get very much access to sensitive areas of the castle, true, but chances are someone will notice our heroine's talents and give her a promotion, or else that she'll have a knack for attracting ExactEavesdropping. If the infiltration has some sort of assassination in mind, kitchen staff have a perfect opportunity to poison people. If there's [[DancesAndBalls a ball]], [[RagsToRoyalty promotions can go quite high]]. It is, indeed [[FallenOnHardTimesJob the go-to job]] for runaway FairyTale {{Princess}}es.

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If she's in for infiltration, scullery {{maid}}s (or any other menial help staff) are [[BeneathSuspicion [[BeneathNotice practically invisible]]. They don't get very much access to sensitive areas of the castle, true, but chances are someone will notice our heroine's talents and give her a promotion, or else that she'll have a knack for attracting ExactEavesdropping. If the infiltration has some sort of assassination in mind, kitchen staff have a perfect opportunity to poison people. If there's [[DancesAndBalls a ball]], [[RagsToRoyalty promotions can go quite high]]. It is, indeed [[FallenOnHardTimesJob the go-to job]] for runaway FairyTale {{Princess}}es.
6th Jul '16 5:16:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The SpearCounterpart is also found, particularly in works more carefully based on the HighMiddleAges or earlier. Medieval households generally employed men (scullions) to work in the scullery, as women were considered too weak to do the heavy work. It was only during the Victorian Era that the job were mostly given to maids, as female servants were more plentiful and cheaper to hire. Compare FarmBoy.

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The SpearCounterpart is also found, particularly in works more carefully based on the HighMiddleAges or earlier. Medieval households generally employed men (scullions) to work in the scullery, as women were considered too weak to do the heavy work. It was only during the Victorian Era that the job were mostly given to maids, as female servants were more plentiful and cheaper to hire. Compare FarmBoy. In modern times, the BurgerFool is a similarly menial and degrading job, but it's usually not as important to the plot.
20th Jun '16 12:11:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', both [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-12/#.T293lNm6SuI Maid Maleen]] and All-Furs get these jobs.

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* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', both [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/maidmaleen-12/#.T293lNm6SuI Maid Maleen]] and All-Furs get these jobs.
6th Jun '16 10:02:52 AM Antigone3
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* In ''TheChineseMazeMurders'', Dee plants a spy in one household by sending her to get a job as a temporary maid.

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* In ''TheChineseMazeMurders'', ''[[Literature/JudgeDee The Chinese Maze Murders]]'', Dee plants a spy in one household by sending her to get a job as a temporary maid.
1st Jun '16 9:18:18 PM PaulA
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* In PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' story "Utensile Strength", Cimorene wants to interview people for the kitchen staff herself, to prevent a princess from being taken on. [[spoiler:She fails.]]

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* In PatriciaCWrede's Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' story "Utensile Strength", Cimorene wants to interview people for the kitchen staff herself, to prevent a princess from being taken on. [[spoiler:She fails.]]
18th May '16 5:28:14 PM Eievie
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If she's in for infiltration, scullery {{maid}}s (or any other menial help staff) are [[BeneathSuspicion practically invisible]]. They don't get very much access to sensitive areas of the castle, it is true, but chances are someone will notice our heroine's talents and give her a promotion, or else that she'll have a knack for attracting ExactEavesdropping. If the infiltration has some sort of assassination in mind, kitchen staff have a perfect opportunity to poison people. If there's [[DancesAndBalls a ball]], [[RagsToRoyalty promotions can go quite high]]. It is, indeed [[FallenOnHardTimesJob the go-to job]] for runaway FairyTale {{Princess}}es.

If she's simply hiding out, believe me, no one suspects that TheChosenOne [[CinderellaCircumstances is sweating over boiling potatoes]].

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If she's in for infiltration, scullery {{maid}}s (or any other menial help staff) are [[BeneathSuspicion practically invisible]]. They don't get very much access to sensitive areas of the castle, it is true, but chances are someone will notice our heroine's talents and give her a promotion, or else that she'll have a knack for attracting ExactEavesdropping. If the infiltration has some sort of assassination in mind, kitchen staff have a perfect opportunity to poison people. If there's [[DancesAndBalls a ball]], [[RagsToRoyalty promotions can go quite high]]. It is, indeed [[FallenOnHardTimesJob the go-to job]] for runaway FairyTale {{Princess}}es.

If she's simply hiding out, believe out--believe me, no one suspects that TheChosenOne [[CinderellaCircumstances is sweating over boiling potatoes]].
1st Mar '16 6:21:39 AM Mouser
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* Stewie From ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' makes a comment that his new neighbor Eliza talks "like a scullery maid".
6th Apr '15 10:28:11 AM nombretomado
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* Lessa in ''DragonridersOfPern'' starts out as a drudge with a ''very'' overdeveloped sense of vengeance. It takes years for her to finally get a chance at her foe, though she does enact loads of scorched-earth policies in the interim.

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* Lessa in ''DragonridersOfPern'' ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' starts out as a drudge with a ''very'' overdeveloped sense of vengeance. It takes years for her to finally get a chance at her foe, though she does enact loads of scorched-earth policies in the interim.
28th Mar '15 8:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* Stewie From ''FamilyGuy'' makes a comment that his new neighbor Eliza talks "like a scullery maid".

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* Stewie From ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' makes a comment that his new neighbor Eliza talks "like a scullery maid".
13th Jan '15 3:13:21 PM gemmabeta2
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For reference, the scullery is a small, hot, sweaty room behind the kitchen, where heavy, dirty, menial work, such as cleaning pots and pans, is carried out. As the most junior-ranking servant in the household, the pay of a scullery maid was below abysmal and she would often be pressed into service doing any unpleasant tasks around the house (like emptying chamber pots) and serving upon the rest of the servants. Most real life (not enslaved) scullery maids only stayed in the position for a year or two, just long enough to get the character reference required to move on to a better job.

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For reference, the scullery is a small, hot, sweaty room behind the kitchen, where heavy, dirty, menial work, such as cleaning pots and pans, is carried out. As the most junior-ranking lowest-ranking servant in the household, the pay of a scullery maid was below abysmal and she would often be pressed into service doing any unpleasant tasks around the house (like emptying chamber pots) and serving upon the rest of the servants. Most real life (not enslaved) scullery maids only stayed in the position for a year or two, just long enough to get the character reference required to move on to a better job.
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