Job Opening: Queen Elizabeth Needs a New Chauffeur
The royal family is seeking out a new personal chauffeur for Queen Elizabeth.
For roughly the equivalent of $37,000 per year, the right driver will be tasked with the responsibility of transporting the 88-year-old head of the British empire and maintaining the royal vehicles fleet.
The royals are looking for someone with “professional driving experience” and “high standards” who has a “strong attention to detail” and the ability to “remain calm under pressure,” according to the official job posting.
“In return,” the royal family promises, “you can look forward to working in a unique and stimulating work environment, and be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15 percent employer contribution pension scheme, meals provided, and support for your continuous professional development. In addition, as this is a live-in role, you will be provided with accommodation, for which your salary will be abated.”
While the future of Queen Elizabeth’s current driver, or if he even regularly holds the post, is unclear, whoever replaces him will have a high standard to live up to. On Thursday morning, the unknown driver successfully navigated the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh out of heavy traffic in Trafalgar Square to deliver the pair on time to an engagement at London’s Canada House.
SOURCE: Matt Bradwell