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(News.com.au)   Royal granddaughter had a secret $11 an hour job at a garden store - and no one noticed   (news.com.au) divider line
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2022-08-19 9:13:03 AM  
Are they all standing on lopsided ground?

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2022-08-19 10:23:06 AM  
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2022-08-19 10:23:44 AM  
"It's not every day you buy your begonias off a royal."

People are people, she's not special because of her blood.   This is about as stupid as going to church
 
2022-08-19 10:25:57 AM  
Sounds like the plot of a Hallmark Channel movie.
 
2022-08-19 10:26:07 AM  
You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.
 
2022-08-19 10:26:59 AM  
What's wrong with that? It is often good for kids to have a job.
 
2022-08-19 10:27:08 AM  
Whatever. Queen Elizabeth II worked on military vehicles during World War II and was good at it. After the war she worked on cars as a hobby, even after she was crowned.
 
2022-08-19 10:27:43 AM  
Well done writer, FTFA:

The thieves - who took nearly everything in the store, including the cash register, according to St. James - have not yet been nailed.
 
2022-08-19 10:28:32 AM  
Good to hear about a teenager born into privilege doing normal teenager things. It's almost certainly sone kind of a media ploy to humanize the Royal Family but it's definitely effective.
 
2022-08-19 10:30:05 AM  
16th in line to the throne? She's got a lot of killing to do if she wants the top job.
 
2022-08-19 10:30:09 AM  
Nobody noticed or nobody actually cared?  Or both?
 
2022-08-19 10:30:49 AM  

Cheesehead_Dave: Sounds like the plot of a Hallmark Channel movie.


No doubt.
There are likely a bunch of teen movies where a prince or princess is working at the store.
 
2022-08-19 10:34:31 AM  
Humility (willing to work a $12/hour job), brains (marks good enough to get into St. Andrews), and good sense (not wanting to be a 'working' royal). I think she'll do well in life =)
 
2022-08-19 10:35:55 AM  

RobotSpider: You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.


You sound bitter.  Most teens do jobs not out of necessity, but for pocket cash.  Though she doesn't need that money even for pocket cash, the girl was willing to get the "customer service job" experience.  The article did have some weird fascination with the minimum wage... but I saw no argument that the royal kid's willingness to work for that little means that it is appropriate.
 
2022-08-19 10:36:34 AM  

RobotSpider: You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.


This.  And if it were any other time in the labor market I'd scold her parents for letting her take a wage she doesn't require from someone more deserving.  Just farking pay her a rich kid allowance like any other rich kid, she isn't learning humility in 20 hours a week for a few months.  Better still: Pay her a rich kid allowance and then send her to a soup kitchen for a summer job.
 
2022-08-19 10:36:39 AM  
If there's anything redeeming about the British monarchy it's that they try at times to act like human beings. Having your rich heiress daughter work at a real service job during college instead of parking her in some no-show office gig or letting her blow a trust fund up her nose. Liz worked on military vehicles during WW2. Harry was part of a military unit along ordinary men and women.

How many children of career congresspeople or Presidents have worked retail or actually served? Not terribly many.
 
2022-08-19 10:38:25 AM  

ctighe2353: "It's not every day you buy your begonias off a royal."

People are people, she's not special because of her blood.   This is about as stupid as going to church


I'd buy her begonias.
 
2022-08-19 10:40:41 AM  

Cheesehead_Dave: Sounds like the plot of a Hallmark Channel movie.


Been done:

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2022-08-19 10:40:48 AM  
The press is nice now, but wait until she marries a non Royal, actor, non white guy.
 
2022-08-19 11:00:33 AM  
Porn pays better.  Just saying...
 
2022-08-19 11:01:35 AM  
At least she wasn't a Vegas lounge singer
 
2022-08-19 11:11:08 AM  

robodog: Humility (willing to work a $12/hour job), brains (marks good enough to get into St. Andrews), and good sense (not wanting to be a 'working' royal). I think she'll do well in life =)


It sounds like her parents are among the more down to earth royals. A couple of blips when they were young but they have matured into decent people who remain scandal free. Even the early bad press was mild compared to Andrew and Fergie.
 
2022-08-19 11:15:02 AM  
Isn't the no one noticed part the very definition of 'secret'?
 
2022-08-19 11:18:17 AM  
Good for Louise.  I think it is a stretch to speculate that she's got a republican bent.

Edward would probably be a more than decent King...we'll see how that all shakes out should the monarchy endure.
 
2022-08-19 11:31:57 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Porn pays better.  Just saying...


My career in porn would beg to differ. Apparently mid-40's fat guys don't rake in the cash.
 
2022-08-19 11:40:18 AM  
You'd have to be a real Royal Family fanatic to even recognize her. I'd be, "Cute girl. Posh accent for a cashier."
 
2022-08-19 11:43:33 AM  

RobotSpider: You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.


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2022-08-19 12:02:39 PM  

deadsanta: RobotSpider: You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.

This.  And if it were any other time in the labor market I'd scold her parents for letting her take a wage she doesn't require from someone more deserving.  Just farking pay her a rich kid allowance like any other rich kid, she isn't learning humility in 20 hours a week for a few months.  Better still: Pay her a rich kid allowance and then send her to a soup kitchen for a summer job.


Your second idea is very good. But no matter what she does, it is always a good idea for the "upper class" to spend as much time as possible with the "working class or poor".
 
2022-08-19 12:06:33 PM  
Oh hey has anyone questioned the irrational colonial fascination with the royals yet? No? Oh, ok then.
 
2022-08-19 12:15:15 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Sin_City_Superhero: Porn pays better.  Just saying...

My career in porn would beg to differ. Apparently mid-40's fat guys don't rake in the cash.


Tell that to Ron Jeremy.

All you need is big... Shoes.
 
2022-08-19 12:17:32 PM  
It looks like no one has caught on to the fact that is an Australian article. So those are Australian dollars, not US dollars. I did a double take when I saw £6.83 converted to $11.78. £6.83 is $8.07 USD, crickey. Hard to live on that wage.

- Sofa
 
2022-08-19 12:31:21 PM  
OMG working in retail?
Like a peasant?

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2022-08-19 12:33:20 PM  

Iniamyen: Oh hey has anyone questioned the irrational colonial fascination with the royals yet? No? Oh, ok then.


I'm an Anglophile by hobby and I like history,
 
2022-08-19 1:00:33 PM  
Good for her. After the sordid antics of the previous generation, Liz's grandchildren are a refreshing change.
 
2022-08-19 1:09:43 PM  

RobotSpider: You know why she's content to work for $11/hr? Because she doesn't need that money to live. She will never need money to survive. Because as soon as people found out who she is, they fall all over themselves lavishing praise about how "humble" and "polite" she is. If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd be having a 24/7 orgasm. Nothing you could say or do would remove the smile from my face.


I don't and I do. It's messy though.
 
2022-08-19 1:11:55 PM  

Sofakinbd: It looks like no one has caught on to the fact that is an Australian article. So those are Australian dollars, not US dollars. I did a double take when I saw £6.83 converted to $11.78. £6.83 is $8.07 USD, crickey. Hard to live on that wage.

- Sofa


Minimum wage is lower for 18 year olds. From 22 it's £9.50 an hour, $11.25. And of course they get full health care with that, and five and a half weeks paid vacation.
 
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2022-08-19 2:06:03 PM  

jaytkay: Good for her. After the sordid antics of the previous generation, Liz's grandchildren are a refreshing change.


If they're smart, they'll realize that without actually applying themselves their legacies will be the decline of their branches of the family.  Either scandal like Andrew, or something more resembling the Derbyfields from Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Learn to be a normal person and to work while one still has the safety-net of wealth, and there's the possibility of retaining that wealth over time.  That means having the skills to have an income.  The garden center or some other low-wage, entry-level job isn't teaching the job, it's teaching a work ethic to suck it up and do something with one's time for pay even if it's not what one would rather be doing.  If she also does well in school and manages to launch a career in whatever her field of study is then she'll already have the work ethic.
 
2022-08-19 2:36:11 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Sofakinbd: It looks like no one has caught on to the fact that is an Australian article. So those are Australian dollars, not US dollars. I did a double take when I saw £6.83 converted to $11.78. £6.83 is $8.07 USD, crickey. Hard to live on that wage.

- Sofa

Minimum wage is lower for 18 year olds. From 22 it's £9.50 an hour, $11.25. And of course they get full health care with that, and five and a half weeks paid vacation.


That seems so very odd. Is the work somehow different when done at one age versus another? On the surface no, so why the arbitrary distinction? Historical precedent maybe? Nice to get a raise for having a birthday I guess. The other things you mention do seem to make it better, being US healthcare is always a concern.

- Sofa
 
2022-08-19 2:40:45 PM  

Sofakinbd: Carter Pewterschmidt: Sofakinbd: It looks like no one has caught on to the fact that is an Australian article. So those are Australian dollars, not US dollars. I did a double take when I saw £6.83 converted to $11.78. £6.83 is $8.07 USD, crickey. Hard to live on that wage.

- Sofa

Minimum wage is lower for 18 year olds. From 22 it's £9.50 an hour, $11.25. And of course they get full health care with that, and five and a half weeks paid vacation.

That seems so very odd. Is the work somehow different when done at one age versus another? On the surface no, so why the arbitrary distinction? Historical precedent maybe? Nice to get a raise for having a birthday I guess. The other things you mention do seem to make it better, being US healthcare is always a concern.

- Sofa


We have a similar age difference for minimum wage here in Alberta. I think the cutoff is 14 or 16?  Basically it's there to give first time workers a shot at jobs but isn't meant to be a wage someone could live off of. Or was it for those in the service industry (making the assumption a difference could be made up on tips?).
 
2022-08-19 3:28:37 PM  
Nice that she's willing to get to know real people by working a regular job.

blatz514: Are they all standing on lopsided ground?

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Also nice that she didn't inherit the faulty neck gene (which makes the neck weaker on the right side) since both parent's seem to have it.
 
2022-08-20 12:21:56 AM  

STRYPERSWINE: Iniamyen: Oh hey has anyone questioned the irrational colonial fascination with the royals yet? No? Oh, ok then.

I'm an Anglophile by hobby and I like history,


I am both and I am also related to various lines of the UK royal family, including the Spencers (although I have to go back to the 1400's to find the common ancestor with Diana, but he WAS the Spencer who bought the land and built the original Althorp).
 
2022-08-20 5:20:42 PM  

catmandu: STRYPERSWINE: Iniamyen: Oh hey has anyone questioned the irrational colonial fascination with the royals yet? No? Oh, ok then.

I'm an Anglophile by hobby and I like history,

I am both and I am also related to various lines of the UK royal family, including the Spencers (although I have to go back to the 1400's to find the common ancestor with Diana, but he WAS the Spencer who bought the land and built the original Althorp).


So how many people do you have to kill?

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