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The British royal family are looking to recruit Poles to work for them


sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 Sep 2007 /  #1
I saw this in the paper yesterday. Apparantly there are a shortage of people wanting to become butlers, valets etc.. and they are now actively seeking Polish and other Eastern Europeans to work for them. Just interested to know if any Polish people would want this job? You do get to live in the Palace (well probably the stables), but the pay is crap (about £20k pa after training), the hours long and you would basically be a servant to the royal family.
kochanie 3 | 58  
25 Sep 2007 /  #2
20k is a lot more than a lot of people earn, it's fairly decent pay. I think the reason that there are a shortage of British butlers is because we view the Royal Family as an archaic instituion, they have no influence over the country. We need out Government and we like our Queen, but we don't exactly need her as we would have done 2-300 years ago. x
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 Sep 2007 /  #3
20k is a lot more than a lot of people earn, it's fairly decent pay.

Possibly outside London, but it wouldnt go far here, after tax etc. OK you would get free board and lodging so I guess it wouldnt be so bad. Maybe some people would like this job, thats what Im interested to know. Personally I think the royal family are a drain on the taxpayer and only useful as a tourist attraction, but thats only my opinion.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Sep 2007 /  #4
Let's go further. The current occupants are all of Germanic or Greek descent. So let's find Prince William a nice Polish girl and have a Polish Queen next. Bigos at the next garden party and out with the cucumber sandwiches.

On a more serious note I've heard that you earn every penny working in the Royal Household.
kochanie 3 | 58  
25 Sep 2007 /  #5
Sorry honey I forgot it's much more expensive to live in London :s . I agree with you about the Royal Family. We should do away with them before Camilla is made Queen...I do not want her to have any power title in my country! x
Daisy 3 | 1,225  
25 Sep 2007 /  #6
Actually, the Greek one is of German descent as well, they're all descended from Victoria and Albert

Do you have to like corgis?
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
25 Sep 2007 /  #7
let's find Prince William a nice Polish girl and have a Polish Queen next. Bigos at the next garden party and out with the cucumber sandwiches.

LOL. I like the idea of that.. and out with the tea, let them drink Zubrowka instead.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
25 Sep 2007 /  #8
let them drink Dubrowka instead.

That's the spirit <groan>.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
27 Sep 2007 /  #9
Disgusting. I would rather cut off my own hand than clean qeen's ass.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
27 Sep 2007 /  #10
Relax - you're not a Corgi
OP sapphire 22 | 1,241  
27 Sep 2007 /  #11
I would rather cut off my own hand than clean qeen's ass

I'm not so sure that that is in the job description.. she probably gets Philip to do that for her.
christoner 1 | 20  
27 Sep 2007 /  #12
SURELEY ANY JOB WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING WELL SHE IS MY QUEEN I DONT MIND WIPING HER ASS FOR 20K PER YEAR BEGGERS CANT BE CHOOSERS !
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
27 Sep 2007 /  #13
I DONT MIND WIPING HER ASS FOR 20K PER YEAR

Quite. To serve one's Queen, in any capacity, is a high honour indeed. Besides this would not be the worst job I've ever had Derek.

CLIVE:
The worst job I ever had was with Jayne Mansfield. You know, she was a fantastic bird, you know .....
DEREK:
Yeah, yeah.
CLIVE:
..... big t*ts, huge bum, and everything like that, but I had the terrible job of retrieving lobsters from her bum.

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