Puts up with the drawback in working at sea (8)
I believe the answer is:
'puts up with the drawback in working at sea' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.
'puts up with the drawback' is the wordplay.
'puts' becomes 'sets' (setting is a kind of putting).
'up' is a reversal indicator (in down clue: letters go upwards).
'with' is an insertion indicator.
'the drawback' becomes 'ward' (I've seen this in other clues).
'sets' back-to-front is 'stes'.
'stes' placed around 'ward' is 'STEWARDS'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for stewards that I've seen before include "Those who manage property, etc for someone else" , "They look after passengers on aircraft or ship" , "waiters" , "Persons employed to manage estates" , "Attendants, on aircraft say" .)