By Jeeves, We're Having a Butler Shortage

The world is running short on butlers. No, really. The number of wealthy individuals who will pay $50,000 and up for a well-trained butler has outstripped the number of people prepared to execute those jobs with grace and precision.

Charles MacPherson, vice chairman of the International Guild of Professional Butlers, tells Scott Simon why there are not enough butlers to go around.

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