That appeals to me too, as a slavegirl. And the 'basic work' is something i take a pride in - cooking, cleaning, gardening - and even jobs like carrying water, it can and should be done with careful attention, moving, standing, walking, so as to present my body to best advantage, always behaving as i would in His presence whether or not He's there. Along with all the rituals of serving, kneeling etc. Yes, the Whip is important, it's my teacher, my guide, but it's part of a whole lifestyle that a true, natural slavegirl can constantly work to perfect.
You struck the nail on the head (hah!).
Slavery is a whole experience, and punishment is really only a small part of that; I love being the most submissive and resigned of slaves, in which case the whip tends to become a looming threat always around the corner. I love the entire experience of being a slave with all it entails, and of course, out of the 24 hours in a day... most of them will be spent working! It is after all the entire purpose of slavery, to use and exploit other human beings.
And other than the domestic tasks, intimate gestures of servitude such as massaging my Dominus from shoulders to feet with scented oil, or to stand at his side fanning him while he works on the villa's accounts.