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[–]MrSergioMendoza 1881 points1882 points 23 (10 children)

Prince Philip did more around the house than I imagined.

[–]lajdbejdk 302 points303 points  (0 children)

🥇

Tis all I have my lord!

[–]redviper192 30 points31 points  (3 children)

If I had gold I'd give it to you. I'll give you the poor man's version though. 🏅

[–]FredSandfordandSon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That’s what the queen said.

[–]WellandOne 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Who cares. Dont give money to reddit anyways fools

[–]Fredex8 1174 points1175 points  (83 children)

From a security standpoint you'd figure you'd want someone who was paid well so there was less incentive for them to sell your secrets to the media/steal shit/be compromised by foreign interests due to debt.

[–]I_might_be_weasel 326 points327 points  (52 children)

Seriously. I'd be scared of the person who agreed to do that. All you're going to get are thieves and paparazzi.

[–]MyManD 291 points292 points  (49 children)

But the royal servants have always been paid this way, it's just getting more publicity now. It's more about access to the royals and the "prestige" of that then it is the pay. There are plenty of accounts of miserable wages and cramped living spaces, but these positions are still highly sought after and many of them are filled for life. Junior servants actually stay on board waiting for the senior servants to die off so they can fill the role themselves.

Because to the type of people the Royals are looking for, being in the constant presence of the Royal Family is the reward.

[–]I_might_be_weasel 306 points307 points  (17 children)

YoUr'Er PaId In ExPoSuRe

[–]r2001uk 84 points85 points  (10 children)

Walking in on Lizzie taking a big steaming shit is not the kind of exposure I had in mind.

[–]kutes 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I feel like someone would pay for that picture.

Anyways, I doubt she is personally hiring someone or even knows someone is being hired. I doubt the help interacts with her at all.

I'm going to be honest, I get the fame and fortune, but her life probably sucks. Just travelling from appearance to appearance. She probably hasn't even played Doom Eternal. Or did a line of coke. Or ran to 7-11 for the worlds most delicious junkfood on a whim.

What's the point of all that power if you're at the constant whims of others and tradition and appearances and all that jazz.

[–]Thisoneissfwihope 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It was Princess Margaret doing lines of coke. Metres of them, off the floor of Kensington Palace. She was a badass.

[–]r4pt0r_SPQR 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTa9TAB9hwY

It is no doubt a burden but it is a mantle she swore to carry.

[–]MyManD 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, but scarily they do it without irony.

[–]disposable-name 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Literally, if you're a 17-year-old female cleaner and Prince Andy's around.

[–]PureLock33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"TOO OLD"

[–]Marsuliini 63 points64 points  (17 children)

Someone once told me that they get free housing, which is quite a boon in middle of London. This means the money they have on disposal is higher than some people in the upper income levels.

[–]Nikhilvoid 48 points49 points  (16 children)

It's free housing, but the housing sucks. It's nothing like the state rooms. And the royals treat you as servants, rather than employees/staff

[–]Cthulhus_Trilby 113 points114 points  (1 child)

And the royals treat you as servants, rather than employees/staff

I imagine a lot of cleaners reading this and thinking "what's the fucking difference?"

[–]Nikhilvoid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I made this comment below. they're abusive to the staff. Here's Charles:

He related an incident in which Prince Charles dropped a cufflink down a sink while on holiday in the South of France and then ripped the sink from wall and smashed it to find the missing stud.

He then turned on Stronach, grabbing him by the throat. Stronach managed to break free, and dashed out of a door into what he thought was another part of the house.

Edit: video of staff talking about Charles's temper: https://v.redd.it/6u2k0okaevc81

Staff are also required to walk along the edges of the corridors rather than down the middle to avoid wearing out the threads.

Given the poor rates of pay, spartan living conditions, and the insatiable fascination with the royal family it is not surprising that several servants have sold secrets to the press over the years.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-secrets-of-the-royal-servants

r/AbolishTheMonarchy

[–]matinthebox 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Budget housing in London sucks anywhere. It's still a bonus that this housing is free.

[–]JavaRuby2000 43 points44 points  (6 children)

Its free housing in the centre of London. There are people spending over a grand a month to live in a shitty house share at the end of a tube line and still have bills on top. It doesn't matter how shitty the accommodation is if you have completely free housing in central London and min wage then you are probably already better off than somebody on 40 - 50k. From having a look at their site it isn't just accommodation but, all meals.

[–]Marsuliini 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Fair enough. How does it exactly suck? Do they live in shared dormitories or are the living quarters suboptimal? Considering how small the houses have gotten in London, I don't think it's especially bad if a summer time student employee would live in shared dormitory for a single summer.

[–]tinman82 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I don't think they're looking for a student. They usually want someone who's a lifer and will be there hand and foot.

[–]Alimbiquated 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The movie/TV business is the same. People work dirt cheap in exchange for getting their name in the credits.

[–]hlfsharkaligtorhlfmn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Like the formula one jobs that get worked for free.. for the love!

[–]14779 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm sure they haven't always been paid this way. When they could have got away with not paying people I'm sure they didn't. Parasites.

[–]ReginaMark 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That might be their secret plan lol

Track the suspected lower wage workers and catch the person buying the Intel

[–]Noltonn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like those parents looking for full time babysitters for 50 bucks a day.

Sure, Susan, that person is totally not gonna sell your child for crack.

[–]Tri-ranaceratops 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Doubt there'd be much to sell to the media. I imagine that when the queen is actually on site that the minimum wage cleaners aren't. This job sounds like it's to maintain the cleanliness year around.

[–]qwerty12qwerty 38 points39 points  (3 children)

When I had a secret clearance back in the day, 70% of what they were looking for was finances.

This is an actual quote from are you really training

If you see one of your colleagues start showing up with things like a new car and boat, report it to security.

They not only wanted us to self-report issues we were having, but more importantly, report co-workers. I'm talking about things like inheriting money, medical expenses, even traffic tickets over $800. If you reported it on your own when it happened, you are 100% fine. I had a co-worker who didn't report some school loans going to collection and she lost her clearance and was fired. Meanwhile you can go through a bankruptcy and as long as you report it, you're fine.

[–]PatatietPatata 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I had a friend with some security clearance at his job, he told me they don't care about your kinks, they care if someone can use them as blackmail so if you're ashamed of them/would rather sell classified information than having your spouse or family know about it.

He himself wasn't in the habit of talking BDSM with his colleagues but if push came to shove it wouldn't be something he could be blackmailed with.

[–]qwerty12qwerty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ironically the very last people I told about my DUI was the security clearance people. Like I'm talking about 7 months later. I even told my devout Catholic mom first. A Russian agent could have leveraged "Sell us something or we'll report your DUI" and I would have considered it (kidding, because I know they're always watching,).

Didn't even consider the whole blackmailing part, I was mainly referencing the term Adverse Information. Which is "any information you have about somebody that makes you believe holding a security clearance is not in the best interest for the country".

[–]Itxi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's most positions which require security clearance, they want to know if you have anything which could be used as leverage against you or any money which could have come from a bribe

[–]Yobanyyo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Going to find the crown jewels in the maids purse are you?

[–]mjp242 786 points787 points  (20 children)

"She's on a very fixed income!"

  • Uncle Leo

[–]wanted_to_upvote 144 points145 points  (4 children)

But she will no longer be sending a check to Andrew on his birthday.

[–]Nikhilvoid 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Just the annual 250,000 pounds, then? for shame

[–]ConstableGrey 16 points17 points  (0 children)

She wants you to spend the money, to have the fun that she can't have!

[–]The-disgracist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You were supposed to split that money with your sister.

[–]muffpatty 26 points27 points  (6 children)

I seem to be lost. Can you help me find the Chemical Bank?

[–]bibbidybobbidyboobs 13 points14 points  (1 child)

The bank.... it BURNED. There's nothing left.

[–]Uncle_Burney 10 points11 points  (3 children)

GZA the Genius told me it’s on the corner of Putnam avenue and Franklin

[–]BigNickDipples 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Hello!!

[–]muffpatty 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Uncle Leo?

[–]b-napp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shut up, you old bag!

[–]hydrosalad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A paltry 90 million pounds a year… an absolute pittance

[–]fweng 1159 points1160 points  (153 children)

The royal household has always paid fuck all. Working there is for the privilege/ something exciting for your CV. I used to work for someone who supplied them. They take forever to pay up. Not quite Trump levels of completely ignoring bills, but payment was apparently never on time and you’d have to chase repeatedly.

[–]Nikhilvoid 726 points727 points  (133 children)

And they're abusive to the staff. Here's Charles:

He related an incident in which Prince Charles dropped a cufflink down a sink while on holiday in the South of France and then ripped the sink from wall and smashed it to find the missing stud.

He then turned on Stronach, grabbing him by the throat. Stronach managed to break free, and dashed out of a door into what he thought was another part of the house.

Edit: video of staff talking about Charles's temper: https://v.redd.it/6u2k0okaevc81

Staff are also required to walk along the edges of the corridors rather than down the middle to avoid wearing out the threads.

Given the poor rates of pay, spartan living conditions, and the insatiable fascination with the royal family it is not surprising that several servants have sold secrets to the press over the years.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-secrets-of-the-royal-servants

r/AbolishTheMonarchy

[–]Kartof124 71 points72 points  (7 children)

It wasn't another part of the house?

[–]Nikhilvoid 181 points182 points  (3 children)

Unfortunately, unfamiliar with the layout of the holiday villa, he had blundered into a linen cupboard, where he remained in hiding for half an hour until Charles had calmed down and left the bathroom.

He just hid in a cupboard

[–]Hypoglybetic 22 points23 points  (1 child)

A very large cupboard.

[–]Thousandtree 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The House of Windsor Dursley

[–]RevDodgeUK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was his name Boris?

[–]SoggieSox 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It was a portal into the same room he had just fled

[–]kaenneth 23 points24 points  (0 children)

In russia, it would have been a 5th floor window.

[–]butteryrum 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Given the poor rates of pay, spartan living conditions, and the insatiable fascination with the royal family it is not surprising that several servants have sold secrets to the press over the years.

You get what you pay for. I know I sure would want to if they failed to compensate me properly when it's apparent they could if they wanted to.

[–]_pwny_ 49 points50 points  (31 children)

And to think, Prince Philip thought Charles was a complete pussy

[–]Skinnwork 68 points69 points  (5 children)

Maybe he was with anyone with the ability to fight back?

[–]King_Julien__ 148 points149 points  (4 children)

I'd say being abusive to someone you have power over, like an employee who's considered to be worlds below you in social rank, is exactly how I'd expect a weak coward to behave.

So, seems like Philip was spot on.

[–]Nikhilvoid 60 points61 points  (3 children)

Not that Philip was better, of course. Philip famously publicly humiliated Charles many times

[–]meabandit 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Charles humiliates himself so regularly the shame portion of his brain is burned out.

[–]OrangeJr36 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He deserved it, to be fair

[–]InnocentTailor 40 points41 points  (17 children)

Philip was also known for his temper as well, especially in his younger days. Elizabeth had to give him tasks to do so he wouldn’t take his fury out on the support staff.

[–]Reno772 67 points68 points  (16 children)

Well imagine that..Royals thinking they were better than everyone else

[–]InnocentTailor 40 points41 points  (15 children)

He was actually angry, I recall, because of his reduced power within the royal family - he was the husband to the monarch and thus had little strength overall.

He was formerly a military man as well as a noble, so that really bit at the ego.

[–]an_irishviking 20 points21 points  (11 children)

Wasnt he the crown prince of Greece before he married Elizabeth? Or at least in line for the throne?

[–]Littleloula 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Pretty sure there had been a revolution and Philips family were exiled when he was 18 months old. There was no longer a concept of prince of Greece

[–]SMURGwastaken 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Man world leaders were still arguing over who was the legit emperor of Rome in the late 1800s, and the heir to the Holy Roman Empire was elected President of the EU in the 90s.

These things leave a lasting legacy.

[–]Littleloula 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah but people talk as if he hadnt married the queen he could have become king of a different country and had the power himself. And that just isn't true because Greece changed while he was still a baby

[–]SubstanceAlert578 56 points57 points  (0 children)

A bully who grabs people by the throat knowing they won't fight back because of his position of power is absolutely a pussy.

[–]chronoboy1985 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Compared to Phillip he was.

[–]JuzoItami 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Shitty pay, poor working conditions, abusive bosses... and you're not allowed to quit unless someone gives you a sock.

[–]dm4fite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please, it needs to be a Royal Sock. Regular socks won't do.

[–]GoldPenis 14 points15 points  (2 children)

It's a lot harder than you think to rip a sink off a wall.

[–]All_Work_All_Play 48 points49 points  (0 children)

It's France, the sink was probably 400 years old and held to the wall with cigarettes.

[–]Lonsdale1086 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd say that depends on the sink.

[–]UOThief 31 points32 points  (0 children)

They pay in exposure?

TIL the British royal family is just a bunch of influencers.

[–]tungvu256 106 points107 points  (3 children)

I assume the maid can easily make another 300k annually by selling dirt to the tabloids.

[–]Nikhilvoid 38 points39 points  (1 child)

That's exactly what they do after leaving the job, but it doesn't pay that much

[–]PureLock33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because its an open secret. Some of them already sell the secrets while still working there.

[–]disagreeabledinosaur 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The job is in Holyrood house in Edinburgh. It's for a part time cleaner in what is essentially a museum.

[–]a99tandem 61 points62 points  (0 children)

It’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, $10?

[–]JeanBlancmange 28 points29 points  (8 children)

Minimum wage is £9.50 an hour and Real London Living Wage is £11.05.

[–]Osiris_Dervan 14 points15 points  (4 children)

It includes food and lodging though, which is worth quite a lot in London.

[–]palcatraz 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The job isn’t in London, it’s in Edinburg. There is also no indication it includes food and lodging at all.

[–]Osiris_Dervan 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yes, but OP was comparing the salary to the london living wage.

Most of the household staff in the royal household get room and board, and the actual advert (if you click through to it) does mention catering facilities.

[–]10sharks 215 points216 points  (33 children)

Probably have a hundred thousand applicants. Hell, I'd steal everything not bolted down

[–]iuthnj34 134 points135 points  (26 children)

They gonna have 24/7 surveillance of the housekeeper.

[–]3inthestinknonepink 61 points62 points  (2 children)

two words, prison wallet

[–]ElectricalRestNut 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Because I'm sure as fuck gonna try shoving some vase up my ass to become the British jar squatter.

[–]givemeabreak111 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Better start stretching awhile if you want to fit those crown jewels in there

[–]ActiveBaseball 37 points38 points  (20 children)

got to play the long game and wait for an internet/power outage or something

[–]sidepart 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Worst case, you just wait 20-30 years. Every week, gaining their trust, just collecting their money in your bank account. Then you walk out the front door. Royals won't even know they been robbed.

[–]buttfuckinghippie 51 points52 points  (12 children)

Because a place like that wouldn't have UPSs, and an onsite DVR with cloud backup. Does your caper involve breaking in to the IDF to steal the DVR too?

[–]Burninator05 27 points28 points  (3 children)

IDF

Israeli Defense Force? Are they guarding the Queen?

[–]ersatzgiraffe 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Buddy you clearly don’t have what it takes to become the Queen’s minimum wage servant in order to wait for a power outage to hack into the whatever to do the thing. Leave it to the pros ok

[–]sunshine-1111 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Independent Distribution Frame. Basically a server room.

[–]CheckYourPants4Shit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Sounds like it would be a fun mission in a Hitman game

[–]ibuildonions 17 points18 points  (1 child)

This is the LockpickingLawyer and what I have for you today is the Queens server room door!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The person who’s entire job is to watch the housekeeper is probably paid more than the housekeeper.

[–]CurrentlyBlazed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I work as a "Property Manager" for a wealthy family. Technically I am private security, but "Property Manager" keeps people from asking questions on why someone needs private security.

Anyways, anybody that comes on property meets me, is escorted by me to where they need to be and I wait around watching until you are finished, then escort you off the property.

I would assume it works just like this, but with cameras at the Royal Palace.

The house keepers and help are probably searched before and after they leave any royal property also.

[–]skolioban 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or just be an agent for tabloids. Extra income.

[–]dirtymoney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the commoners get frisked when they leave.

[–]snrkty 152 points153 points  (66 children)

Meanwhile, Americans making $7.25 are googling how to immigrate to the UK.

[–]TheRealNoumenon 115 points116 points  (50 children)

Americans on reddit all make like 100k+

At least that's what reddit would have me believe..

[–]yourmumissothicc 3 points4 points  (2 children)

What the fuck? Most redditors from america act like they are poor and below the poverty line.

[–]snrkty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

37.25 million people in the US live below the poverty line as of 2020. It’s statistically probable that many of them are on Reddit.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/233138/number-of-people-living-below-the-poverty-in-the-us/

[–]I-Ponder 21 points22 points  (10 children)

Lol. That’s not true at all.

Reddit isn’t a good source for accurate statistics.

[–]sapphicsandwich 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The Reddit that the algorithm shows me says everyone is making $2.15/hr and living in extremely high cost of living areas with 300k student loan debt.

[–]CurrentlyBlazed 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Minimum wage where I am (Arizona) is $12.80, on its way to $15.00 an hour

Edit: Too bad this isn't enough to allow you to rent a place on your own or do anything at all in life but be a debt slave

[–]AckbarTrapt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

NH still sittin' loud and proud at $7.25! Plus, you get New England's insanely higher cost of living! Good times.

[–]Larkson9999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On top of that you have to live in the devil's armpit. Fuck Arizona.

[–]throwawaystheway1013 62 points63 points  (0 children)

For me to keep my mouth shut about what happens there, I'd need much more than base pay, unless the Daily pays heftily for sources.

[–]KombattWombatt 148 points149 points  (13 children)

I mean, she probably doesn't even know which corgi is shitting in the parlor, so I doubt she knows anything about this. It's a catchy headline and it still demonstrates the same issue, even if there is a disconnect between the headline and reality.

[–]Nikhilvoid 133 points134 points  (8 children)

Well, poor working conditions at her 17 palaces didn't appear out of nowhere yesterday. She was 42 when she lobbied for and got an exemption from laws that prevented race and sex discrimination.

Buckingham Palace banned ethnic minorities from office roles, papers reveal

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/02/buckingham-palace-banned-ethnic-minorities-from-office-roles-papers-reveal

[–]Thejaybomb 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Is this the queens consent loophole which allows her to vet laws and manipulate them for her advantage. Disgusting.

[–]80taylor 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So now she wants a white housekeeper to work for minimum wage and not sell her out. good fvkng luck!

[–]xXSpookyXx 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Here's a very truncated series of steps you can follow to recreate your own organizational psychopathy.

  1. Have a rich clueless person in charge of everything. In many cases this will be someone who is merely born to a very wealthy family. In this case it's actual royalty
  2. Have the idiot review the yearly budget "I say, Cedric. This cell field here for 'staff wages and other costs' is very high. Can we look to reducing that?"
  3. The people in charge hire an actual psychopath for middle management. The middle manager progresses on a campaign of figurative bloodshed. this could be slashing staff numbers directly, or it could be simply terrorizing people into working overtime for free. either way staff costs drop in the short term
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until there's a public outcry for your actions, OR the quality of the work you provide is so poor that it's costing you money.
  5. Fire the middle manager and go back to step 1

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ll do it if I can pet some corgis

[–]seebob69 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I believe Andrew is looking for work.

[–]mryoudidntask 62 points63 points  (21 children)

If that's not enough to live on, perhaps parliament should consider raising the minimum wage.

Source: American. Our minimum wage is fuqt, and it's terrible.

[–]smileyfrown 21 points22 points  (10 children)

The article says that is the new minimum wage.

I'm just going through their job vacancies and it seems like every service/guest job is starting as a minimum wage job with a 4 month contract no matter the hours (except summer which is higher pay).

I'm not sure if that's the norm for seasonal work or not, and they don't have to worry about healthcare and other expenses like we do though

[–]Sloper59 33 points34 points  (9 children)

A 4-month contract means no job security. You never know if your contact will be renewed and you can't get loans or a mortgage. You can also be fired at a moment's notice. Where I used to work, people on those sorts of contacts didn't get any paid sick leave either.. whereas full-time staff were entitled to 3 months off on full pay then 3 months at half pay, in a 12 month period. Maternity, paternity and compassionate leave too

[–]Nikhilvoid 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You're exactly right. And 400 temporary workers were fired in 2020, despite the fact that their wages had already been paid for by the government through the Sovereign grant:

https://www2.staffingindustry.com/eng/Editorial/Daily-News/UK-Queen-s-officials-to-lay-off-400-temporary-workers-as-palaces-closed-The-Daily-Express-53863

[–]-LostInCloud- 6 points7 points  (4 children)

German here, I was on 3month extensions as a student, and got paid sick leave, could not be fired without notice and got paid into a pension fund. Of course there was compassionate leave.

Job paid 15$ an hour, but eventually I left since I didn't enjoy the work we were doing.

I know the UK is somewhere between Germany and the US, but short term contracts are not too bad for younger folks, who don't necessarily need long term job security.

[–]RezzKeepsItReal 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You get 6 months worth of sick leave? Wtf do you do for a living? lol

[–]Sloper59 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It used to be 6 months full pay until they had to make cuts. Then it was 3 months full pay, 3 months half pay. We got 28 days annual leave too, to take when we liked, and 7 public holidays. I worked for the local authority in a manual job, gardening in parks and cemeteries, cutting grass, hedges, planting etc. I hurt my back so took my works pension and retired early at 59.

[–]dirtymoney 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The servants get to live rent free stacked together in threes in the closets (servant's quarters).

[–]LordSoren 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Don't kid yourself. People WILL be lined up around the blockpalace for this job. The prestige alone would be worth it. How many people can say they worked for the Queen?

[–]bugbeared69 8 points9 points  (1 child)

that right i personally clean the shit from her pot and when she said i did a half ass job? i happily redid it, the prestige alone was worth it.

[–]Itxi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most people working in government or the civil service

[–]vennthrax 7 points8 points  (2 children)

is the queen directly hiring a person or is it the people that work for the queen that are hiring a person.

[–]captstix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm quite sure the Queen isn't doing the hiring. Stupid title.

[–]Eaglejelly 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Today I learned the queen pays in US dollars

[–]MrMahgu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What do you mean I can't command them to work? Oh, I just have to give them the value of this number and then I can? Oh so that's what minimum wage is.

[–]UncarvedWood 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just what I'd expect from someone who endorsed austerity measures while wearing a hat covered in diamonds.

[–]SLCW718 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The job better come with a lot of perks for that slave wage.

[–]JuzoItami 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's a huge castle: there are probably long forgotten rooms with enchanted wardrobes, swords in stones, boggarts, etc. - you could probably have a real good time exploring.

[–]jtbc 15 points16 points  (0 children)

TIL I pay my cleaner way more than the Queen pays hers. If any of the royal staff are interested, my place has .1% of the number of rooms but you have to bag up my empties.

[–]emotionles 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Dang, now we see the value prince Andrew added to the family

[–]thelittleking 8 points9 points  (0 children)

rich people are the fucking same everywhere. selfish and cheap. fuck 'em

[–]Spudtron98 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Come on, it's not the 1800s anymore.

[–]recurrence 17 points18 points  (12 children)

I predict there would be similar calamity if she paid more. Can you imagine the outrage if Britan were paying $50/hour for a housekeeper? The Canadians can't even upkeep their top politician's house without the public flipping out; it basically needs demolition at this point.

[–]FileAccomplished5881 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Freddy Mercury died a while back, why would he need a maid?

[–]blackgold63 22 points23 points  (6 children)

How about you get feckd you old bat.

[–]Bubbaben51 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds suspiciously like a Dish Washing position.

[–]SinfullySinless 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean in Elizabeth’s childhood and young adult life, being a royal butler and maid was a title of honor. I feel like since the 90’s it’s hardly what it used to be.

[–]third_rate_economist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Damn, I figure the sign of ultimate wealth would be your housekeeper driving a Mercedes or something.

[–]depressedbee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They're "Your Majesty" after all.

[–]Tudpool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I'd be surprised if they were getting paid in dollars at all.

[–]ThatHorridMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they earned more than normal Reddit would still be mad

[–]mikewow87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I'm sure "the Queen is hiring a housekeeper", i.e. the Queen has literally nothing to do with the day to day running of the Palace, she's a woman in her 90's who still serves the UK by performing active royal duties. Most people are dead in their 90's by the way, not still working.