Simone Mashile lurked in the laundry room for most of the season on Below Deck. Clearly, her service experience leaves much to be desired and Third Stew Courtney Skippon picked up the slack. Since expressing a desire to better her skills, Chief Stew Kate Chastain gave Simone more services opportunities.
It’s not clear what inspired Simone to metaphorically leave the laundry room. Perhaps it was the sexual allure of a certain deckhand named Tanner Sterback. Maybe Simone is really thinking big picture about her career, though it’s clear that she is not ready to put in the work.
During the episode, Kate suggested that Simone needs to take more initiative to serve the guests. Captain Lee agreed, “you just can’t go out and look and say, Oh, no one needs or wants anything. You check with each individual to make sure that they have what they want.”
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Then there was the incident when the guests overhead the very overdrawn conversation between Tanner and Simone. It does bring to light that Simone should be spending time shadowing Kate and learning service skills. Captain Lee wrote, “you don’t have a conversation with the guy you’re crushing on within earshot of the guests, while your boss is doing your job. You are there to learn and work, your social life is a far distant second place to that, if it plays a part at all.”
If Simone doesn’t step up, Kate certainly won’t bother trying to teach her anything and it’ll be back to the laundry room for this Cinderella. Captain Lee is optimistic that Simone will turn things around. He concluded, “be careful what you ask for, you wanted service, now act like you can handle it. Not being able to open a bottle of wine isn’t a good start. But I do still have hope for you. Just apply your talents and you will be fine.”
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TELL US- DOES SIMONE REALLY WANT TO LEARN SERVICE SKILLS? WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE NEEDS TO DO TO IMPROVE? WILL SHE FOCUS ON THE WORK OR TANNER?
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