servant


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servant

n. an employee of an employer, technically one who works for a master. A servant is distinguished from an"independent contractor" who operates his/her own business even though spending much time on the work of a particular person or entity. The servant has established hours or piece work, is under the direction of the employer even as to details, cannot work for competitors, and acts for the benefit of the employer rather than for himself/herself. A servant (employee) must have workmen's compensation insurance and social security coverage, pay income tax deductions, and may benefit from various Federal and state labor laws. (See: master and servant, employee, independent contractor)

See: employee

servant

see EMPLOYMENT.
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The servant went to take the place: the doctor remained and held a conversation with Mrs.
But at last a servant was engaged; we might be said to be at the window, gloomily waiting for her now, and it was with such words as these that we sought to comfort each other and ourselves:-
Mind this, every one of you, servant or no servant, I fold all the linen mysel.
Ojo was somewhat disturbed as he listened to this, and the boy began to fear he had done wrong in adding all those different qualities of brains to the lot Margolotte had prepared for the servant.
The music my servant will usually hear," remarked Margolotte, "will be my orders to do her work.
Julian beckoned to the servant to follow him into a corner of the room.
The servant appeared again as he spoke, with some lines in pencil written by Lady Janet on the back of Julian's note.
But ye servants of the people, ye famous wise ones--how COULD ye go with me
I was straight in her way out; and I observed, as she asked me to let her by, that she had a sulky face--a thing which, as head of the servants, I never allow, on principle, to pass me without inquiry.
None of the servants could cast her past life in her teeth, for none of the servants knew what it had been.
thought Dick, 'she's going to feed the small servant.
The small servant stood with humility in presence of Miss Sally, and hung her head.