Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 15
Shadé and Vince are at the top!
I really tried to look on the brighter side of a situation, no matter the perspective. I may see a situation in one way, but the other party could also see it in a different light as well. One thing that seemed to trouble me day-in and day-out was finding out I didn’t get the secretarial assistant position. Instead, they gave it to a young, White, and highly attractive woman. But it didn’t stop there.
They changed my application submission and put me under the position of a housekeeping assistant instead. Basically, a d--n maid. I didn’t even know about this until I thoroughly read my certificate of sponsorship and the position set was exactly that.
I had called Janet to ask about the sudden change and she stated that it was because they found someone who was better qualified. Probably, someone who was better eye candy, I assume. But instead of denying me an offer, Vice Admiral Marcus hired me as a housekeeping assistant. It definitely didn’t pay as much as the secretarial assistant that I was hoping for, but I should be able to save something up with the £9.50 an hour, it just wouldn’t be as much as I expected. Either way, I was still grateful to have a job.
I was lucky enough to get approved for the general work visa, however. And Janet was right, I could go up to five years, but I only settled for one. I wanted to challenge myself and see how much could I save up in exactly one year to settle in the U.S.
And that was how I could sit inside one of the Staff Quarters’ training room with four other women who were just given the same position as myself. I didn’t know all of their names yet, but I believed one of their names was Hayley as I had recently had a conversation with her and then later heard her name being called.
Today was just a job orientation and a task overview of our job. Two women, Whitney, a Royal Household representative, and Tiffany, an actual Housekeeping staff member, were doing a very well in presenting the overview of the job. They touched a lot on the benefits of working here.
They provided us with a free cell phone that had its own contract with a service provider. Accessories for the phone were not included. Hell, even adding more storage to the phone was out of the benefit’s scope.
Another wonderful benefit that we received was free meals throughout the day and free housing. We had access to all amenities in the castle, the swimming pool, tennis court, gym, and more. It was almost like I was getting paid to work and live here. I honestly looked forward to working here.
“The best benefit of all is that you get to meet and interact with members of the Royal Family,” Tiffany exclaimed as the four other women exchanged looks with one another. I didn’t quite understand how that was a benefit but to each its own.
“However, Tiffany, I want to point out that should you interact with any member of the Royal Family, do not fall into any temptation,” I heard the booming voice of an older woman come from the back of the training room. Every one catered our gazes to the authoritative woman that had spoken up.
She was rather tall as she stood beside the Master of Households. She was a little heavyset, but not heavy as in fat; more so like muscle. Kind of like an auntie type of way. I know it made little sense.
“Hi ladies, you have yet to meet me but my name is Georgina; please call me Gina,” she introduced herself. “I have been the Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty for the past 29 years. As I mentioned, do not and I will reiterate… do not fall into the temptation of any of the Princes. Repeat after me ladies,” she commanded.
“Do not fall into the temptation of any of the Princes,” we repeated after her.
“Again,” she commanded.