Burning Questions

Adrienne Gang talks about problems with Sam, her fears, and Kat's drinking.

Jul 8, 20130

Bravotv.com: First, you say in the premiere that this is your first time as a Chief Stew(ard). What are your biggest fears?
Adrienne Gang: I am usually the chef on these yachts, however, I have been a stew in the past, and I have worked under some pretty strict stews. I was fearful that I would come off as tough too. The hard part is finding the balance between being the boss during the day and being a friend at night. At the end of the day, no matter if you are sick, or tired, or hungover, there are still guests on board that need 24-hour care, and I can't let our service suffer. I was trepidatious that the audience wouldn't understand the full demand of my position, but I'm happy that I took on the challenge.

Bravotv.com: What is the Chief Stew position expected to do differently than the Stews?
AG: My position is much less about the daily chores of doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms, although I have done my fair share of that on other boats, and am always happy to jump in when we are behind as a team. Being the Chief Stew is much more about focusing on service and coordinating the guests activities and excursions along with all of their demands and preferences. I am the one who goes on location for events like picnics, BBQs, etc. to make sure everything is perfect for the guests. I have to be in contact with the guests well ahead of time, so that we can avoid situations like the "Great Veggie Juice Debacle." I handle a lot of the paperwork and logistics for the trips, which, depending on their complexity, can require lots of phone calls and emails with suppliers, florists, masseuses, tour guides, taxi companies, and everyone else we would need to coordinate with in order to make the guest experience as seamless and relaxing as possible. I also handle some of the financial management of the ship and oversee the care of the entire interior of the vessel including managing, scheduling, and training the stews under me. I guess the best way to sum up my position is that I'm the "cruise director" in charge of all the guest entertainment, activities, and social events, and working with the other crew members including the deck staff, engineers, and chef to arrange everything; no small feat! For a much more comprehensive description of what my and the other girls jobs are, check out The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess by Julie Perry or www.workonayacht.com

Bravotv.com: You and Sam pretty much rubbed each other the wrong way from the get-go. What do you think caused the bad first impressions?
AG: I think that it can happen in any working environment that you encounter people that just rub you the wrong way. I think Sam is a smart, fun-loving girl, but that she never really took her position as a stew on this yacht very seriously, and I still had a job to do. There are plenty of people who get into yachting and shortly discover that the workload is not for them. It's frustrating in any career to have someone working for you who has no real motivation or interest to learn the job. How do you motivate someone who is indifferent? I know that I as a leader I had a lot of challenging issues to deal with, and I still feel like I did my best to handle each situation as it happened.

Bravotv.com: Kat says she feels like she's in the middle between you two. What's your take on that?
AG: She absolutely was. I appreciate all of the pep talks and encouragement she gave both Sam and me. Hers was also not an easy position to be in because she found herself picking up a lot of slack for Sam and fielding frustration from both Sam and myself. Kat is a hard worker and a kind-hearted girl, and I didn't envy her being stuck in the middle of us, but I think she handled it really well.

160 comments
jmccarthy
jmccarthy

I found Sam to be a perfect example of a rude and disrespectful person. Regardless of Adrienne's style of running things, Sam was a nightmare of an employee. She broke policy of no drinking on the job and couldn't figure out why they wanted to dock her pay. She kept trying to promote her high intelligence level when I found her social intelligence to be at a very sophomoric level. I don't think Adrienne would have been so "bossy" if Sam wouldn't have constantly questioned or talked back to her. I too, have had management experience where I have led by example, and I guarantee you that would still have not made a difference with Sam. She would have still complained, still felt like she was entitled to make demands of someone who is in a position above her. I would have fired her because of her lack of being able to just do her job without all the feedback. As Adrienne suggested, it was exhausting to watch and it was very hard not to keep hoping someone would fire her or at least knock her overboard because of her constant "I know better than all of you smirk".

SYN_808
SYN_808

A leader LEADS by example, a boss does just just that, BOSS people around. You had the potential of running a great crew but your delivery is what puts your crew in the defense. Change your approach and you could gain more from your staff

jbenny
jbenny

If your disgusting friend/charterer had been offensive to someone because of his or her race, would you view it the same way?  Sexual harassment should not be tolerated, whether those committing it are paying to charter a yacht or not. 

AtomicTangerine
AtomicTangerine

"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Samantha?"  -- Sadly, no co-worker, supervisor or boss is going to be able to "solve" the problem that Sam's parents spent 20+ years creating.  By all rights, THEY should carry her lazy, snotty, entitled butt forever, IF they can afford it.  By her own admission, the $$ they spent on her education was a waste because she didn't get enough enjoyment out of the job where she used to (in her own words) "solve rockets" (and wasn't that a turn of phrase that indicated what a genius she really isn't?)

 

Too bad that she and CJ didn't hook up, they are a match made in loser-heaven.

stephanie.lasser
stephanie.lasser

The best thing that could happen to Sam and Kat would be for them to manage others.  Others, I might add, that whine and complain about doing their own job and insubordinate to them.  I'd like to ask them how they feel about Adrienne's management style after that.

Odettaholmes5169@gmail.com
Odettaholmes5169@gmail.com

Adrienne, you seem to have a problem with everyone. I don't think you are boss material. You keep asking for respect but, you don't give respect to anyone. You are such a trouble maker, you have lied, your hypocritical, immature and you are dying for attention. I could not work for a person such as yourself. I like the show, but did not care for you...you were always out to get your staff in trouble. I hope Above Deck Returns and you are not head steward. I would like to see you get a good dose of your own medicine.

Deemayah
Deemayah

. It was disturbing to watch the episode of your friend that was sexually harassing Kat. You should have done something about that. It doesnt matter how much money they were spending or that you knew them , the safety of your staff should come first.

susielyn56
susielyn56

Sam needs to be fired. She is basically worthless. She whines constantly, she's lazy and the only time I have seen her work was when she did all the laundry and ironing. I would double my own workload just to get rid of her.

Lemons21
Lemons21

This show needs more activities.  I'm a Pilates instructor with an international certification.  I have a full time job but they really need a Yogi or Pilates type

on the ship for the excursions.  Contact me, I can go on the weekends!

randyman99
randyman99

Adrienne, the craziest moment was when after the fire drill, you were asking about where you needed to go, and Captain Lee said not to worry about it, because someone would tell you where you needed to go. I had the same look of astonishment on my face as you did on yours. Like, what if he's killed or injured and can't tell you where to go? All that stuff should be cleared up beforehand so you can react instantly and know what to do and where to go. Fires spread quickly and seconds count, and you don't have time waiting for someone else to tell you what to do or where to go. He was a little to authoritative and micromanaging in that (as well as other) situation.

karrn
karrn

I truly respect you and hope your co workers will realize how tenacious your position is. You and Captain Lee and Ben rock

 

Norina
Norina

Adrienne - lessons in management!  Instead of constantly making remarks such as "I am your boss," etc. you should have been promoting a team atmosphere.  Everyone knows who the boss is when they take a job; you seem to be on a power trip or trying to use power to manage --- not smart.  Doing that only gets you what you are dealing with now - lack of respect, etc.  You need some management courses and you need to take a step back, come back and apologize to your crew mates and begin again with a whole different set of rules.  If you truly want a "team" than you are the first one who has to show team mentality and that means supporting your mates.  The approach you took has alienated you and you are never going to get the respect you believe you are owed.  I have been a manager for over 20 years and lead an office of professionals.  No one likes to be "dressed down," "titles thrown at them" or all the other things you are doing.  If you were working with me, I would have had you in training courses - but I sure as heck would not have allowed you to manage anyone the way you are doing it.  Real leaders lead by example.  If you want loyalty, you need to make sure that your crew knows that you are loyal to them; you want your crew to trust you and get their jobs done? You need to make sure your crew knows that you trust them to do their jobs but that you are always there in case they need help.  You want your crew to excel? Then give them the tools to do it -- that means giving of your own knowledge and rolling up your sleeves and helping them.  Shake it off and resolve to do better - otherwise go down with a sinking ship!  BTW: I would have fired you over the sexual harassment issue you allowed to happen and the way you dealt with Kat.

ywehau
ywehau

Adrienne, Ben, Eddie and most of the crew are professionals. Sam and Kat

are drunken, spoiled, whiners.

KSchills227
KSchills227

Team Adrienne! Hang in there. Sam and Kat need to grow up.

BravoDD
BravoDD

Sam is rude. I feel for Adrienne. Hopefully shell take no prisoners next time.

darbysat@yahoo.com
darbysat@yahoo.com

Fire Sam.  Insubordination cannot be tolerated...it spreads.  If Adrienne or Aleks behaved towards the captain the same way Sam behaved towards Adrienne, they would be left at the docks.

Tux2013
Tux2013

Adrienne, I can relate to your struggle as my work ethic is like yours. Dealing with disrespectful crew like Sam is such a pain in the rear. In time you will learn how to work with people like that. You could be more compassionate to Kat with the harassment that she went through though... then she may have opened up to you about her medication...but I know it is overwhelming. Take a deep breath and keep up the great work. 

chattyone
chattyone

The only way to handle Sam is to fire her . Her attitude is probably why she isn't working anymore at her old job .

yankeefan2123
yankeefan2123

Adrienne with all due respect you suck as Chief Stew!  I can only hope that over time you will grow into an effective leader.  You need to look out for your staff PROTECT them from sexual abuse!  Just curious, if your so called friend would have touched Kat's breasts instead of simply talking about putting a flashlight under her shirt would you have stepped in?  Also you need to learn about HIPPA, ADWA, and about a million other employee protection laws.  

You had the nerve to criticize Kat's behavior after she was abused by the guests, but at the start of the charter you are hugging the guests, is that what you consider professional behavior?   You need to grow up and learn how to be an effective leader and then your staff will respect you, I have worked for many bosses who I may not like personally but I have respect for them. 

ginger@@
ginger@@

Adrienne, you have been nothing but supportive of your staff and professional.  I hope you feel better about your performance as a Chief Stew.  You cry because you care, I get that, but I want for you to feel stronger about yourself.  Sam has been nothing but disgraceful toward you from day one.  You do not have laser eyes that beam into Sams head. Sam is a big giant spoiled female who doesn't give respect to anyone.  She comes off really badly on the show.  As for Kat, she ruined things for herself.  You did the right thing as her superior.  Your right both girls speak horribly to you and its absolutely uncalled for.  You have not done anything to deserve the crap both girls have been giving you, especially Sam who thinks she is a goddess. 

bravotv4me
bravotv4me

A side note to KAT, you too have surprised me, your superior did what she should have done. Maybe she should have fired you instead. She is a good boss, tough but there are things to get done. Insubordinate little girls who are too emotional makes it even harder on her. I know we don't see everything, but I have seen enough.

 

AD= It is tough managing people your own age in tight quarters. I feel for you.

You should dump the entitled rude Sam on shore and find someone else, that is how you deal with her

klovekitten
klovekitten

Seriously Adrienne take some online Managerial Courses and Human Resource basic courses is what you need because like was said earlier you broke so many laws, and overstepped so many boundaries as a manager, and then you cry boo hoo because no one is respects you, boo hoo...these are the trials of a first time supervisor...scrap your knees and pull yourself up by your bootstraps! Grow up! You have potential but seriously you get more with honey than you do with sour grapes.

 

You made your bed now hopefully you will learn your lesson I did, there is hope but only if you can drop your ego and pride you might learn something. For instance, try doing a manager sandwich, it might get you somewhere with your employees: say something positive about them, give them constructive criticism and then say something positive about them again. It's more palatable than the ugly comments you make to Sam and Kat!

Those comments sound more like a power trip, who could respect that? I mean put yourself in their shoes, that always helped me. If it were me, I would quit your arse and you would have a walk out on your hands; when I worked with someone like you and I have, I did just that walked out! You can't expect someone to know how to do what you know how to do with all the years you have been doing the job, she can't read your mind (Sam) you have to show her the ropes, get down from your high horse and get down to her level, explain it to her in laymans terms. This is how a manager trains a new employee, 

 

Your behavior is unacceptable, you never reprimand an employee in front of another employee, let alone discuss private issues as sensitive as Kat's. (Health) Let alone for you to not have Kat's back during a time of sexual harassment as serious as those and it was unacceptable as a manager, I don't care whether or not they were your friends, you disgust me as a woman to dismiss that type of behavior from a man to one of your employees! It was reported to you by a fellow employee which happens to be a male employee, if he felt it was unacceptable as a man you should as a woman let alone as a manager, believe it was unacceptable and drop your pride and ego and deal with the serious allegation as a professional! This display on your part was disgusting and to take the side of a foul drunk customer instead of your employee and not check in with her to see if she was okay, and to assume she was drinking is not even protocol you don't just assume you question several times before you outright accuse this to is another faux pas on your part! If you don't have solid proof you can't just assume! HUGE mistake, she could have your ARSE in a sling should she decide to file a lawsuit.  

 

And to do all of this in front of Sam, and then again in front of the Captain, two witness' you didn't have her back, and you claimed to have her back, the only back you have is your own. You can tell you don't give a darn about your employees you proved it over and over again each episode. The way you treat them, if you were a team player, you would be willing to do the same things you ask them to do. You would be willing to get down and dirty and help them out when things are not getting done. That's what a real supervisor does gets down in the trenches to help out their team; you are so stuck on a title you don't even know what it means to have that title. Sure you did your time, but to get respect you have to earn it, it isn't just given to you, earning is when you show your team you are willing to get down and dirty with them. Then and only then is when you will earn that respect, and they'll be willing to give it to you with hands down. I learned this from the best manager mentor ever, I am truly grateful to her.  

 

There is no crying in the managerial positions you have to be a strong person for that position and if you can't handle the fire in the kitchen than get out!!! The girls are not the only ones who see you can't get your act together, pull it together girl or you could lose your job like you were hoping to fire Kat! It was sickening to see how you seemed so excited to fire her! crazy power trip!

toastiemc
toastiemc

Adrienne, you def. need to learn more about supervising, but that will come in time if you want it to.  Get some books or go to some classes.  However,  you should NEVER let anyone speak to you so disrespectfully as the girls have done!  They are rotten to you!  One more piece of advice...never correct someone's behavior in front of others.  Correct others as you would like to be corrected.  Otherwise, your passion to please the client is spot on! 

WAY TO GO!

I would recommend that you correct those girls in front of the Captain for now so that they know what you say goes!  He should be willing to help you and back you!  Good luck!  I would have sent those 2 packing a long time ago!

jessandmac42
jessandmac42

I was disgusted that you did not stand up for your employee being sexually harassed.  That is your job as a manager, whether that revolting red faced dude was your friend or not.  No manager worth their salt allows their employees to be sexualized and humiliated in that way.  If you cant stand up for employees when it is so obviously necessary, you should not be in charge.  Go take same management courses please.

KMO
KMO

As a manager it is YOUR responsibility to protect your employees from sexual harassment when you are made aware of a situation. Not to say "Well, I didn't hear the conversation..." and blow it off. Your company could be sued. Not to mention the fact that your crew will have no confidence in you as their leader and no trust in you. Personality conflicts are a given in any crew or staff. But at the end of they day everyone should know they are a part of a TEAM and have each others back against terrible guests such as your "friend". Not only did they disrespect and harass the crew, they took advantage of you all. And topped it off with an embarrassing tip leaving everyone feeling cheap and dirty. But thank god you were there to make things WORSE in the wake. Way to go!

MrsDr_Illini
MrsDr_Illini

You need some definite "people skills" training. You come across horribly to your crew. I don't know if it's your facial expressions or your tone, (probably both), but you need to learn how to manage without it looking so personal and angry. I would NOT get along with you (as many wouldn't I'm sure).

Just_Saying
Just_Saying

Adrienne,  you are trying to do a great job and you are doing it, one thing you need to remember as a manager is that you can not befriend those under you even though you want to be able to relax with them at the end of the charter remember that you always have to be a little removed, once they feel you are their friend and equal they will not respect your authority when you are working, IMO that is where  you failed but you can still fix it.

pointblank
pointblank

Part of being a boss is making sure your authority is realized from day one. No one is going to put up with the c&*p those girls have dished out. Kat should have told you about her medical issues up front, then maybe you wouldn't have HAD to make her go to the Captain. Shame on her. Then she's yelling "Kat wants to go to the bar" to CJ. What the hell is anyone to think. You Rock Girl. Keep up the good work.

larry.morrill1
larry.morrill1

Adrienne - you worry too much about the brats reactions and respect.  Sam is a spoiled brat that is workplace poison as many have already mentioned.

Garzareb
Garzareb

Adrienne, overall you are great. You need to take a few management courses so you can better deal with obnoxious subordinates, as dealing with Sam in front of others was completely wrong (yet so understandable). Hang in there-you have a great future ahead! Love the show!

Bella82
Bella82

Adrienne,

Please continue to stand your ground and have confidence in your abilities as a leader.

I have supervised employees very similar to these "children" that you are working with.

They are a real time-sink with their rebellious, disrespectful attitude. It is appalling to watch them challenge your authority and question your duties.

If they only knew how lucky they are and how much they could learn in this job if they focus their attention appropriately.

Just remember, if you really feel like their behavior warrants termination of their employment, you must do it.

I waited too long in my case, and things only got worse.

If they don't respect your authority at this point, they won't. And it's not your job to "win" their respect. it should have started out that way.

Good luck!

 

Hulali
Hulali

You did a great job trying to keep things together.  I would have had a more serious talk with Sam (and maybe you did off camera) to let her know that her job was at risk because of her attitude. And then a conversation with the captain to replace her if she didn't straighten up.  You can't let people like her poison your career.

Cadee
Cadee

 @Odettaholmes5169@gmail.com   I think Adrienne did the best she could with Sam, a person that refused to do the job for which she was hired!  Adrienne's mistake was not letting Sam go at the start.  Kat had a problem, but she worked hard and did a good job.  This is the type of employee you work with and nurture.  You cannot motivate a person (Sam) that had no intention of doing the job.  (Mngmt 101)    She was there for the cruise only.  Adrienne's boss was happy with her - nothing more to be said.

jenny1652
jenny1652

 @Odettaholmes5169@gmail.com Which show were you watching??? She did NOT have a problem with everyone. She had a problem with Sam, and Sam's attitude poisoned the relationship with Kat, and made the whole crew disfunctional.  I wonder how well you would have dealt with a subordinate that constantly smirked, balked at doing her job, and treated you like you were a bug on the bottom of her shoe. This was Adrienne's first time as head stew, and she did the best she could with the nightmare hand she was dealt. she had a job to do, and unlike Sam, she did her best to do it. Give her a break.

Cadee
Cadee

 @Norina I, too have been in management for many, many years and have a Masters in the field.  Many of the things you say are right -especially the sexual harassment issue.  However, you cannot "motivate" an individual that does not want to work.  Sam came to have fun and the moment Adrienne realized that, Sam should have been fired.  Respect is a two-way street, an employer needs to show respect to the employee AND the employee needs to show respect to the employer.

Subordination is unacceptable in any setting.  Sam had to be FORCED to do the job for which she was hired.  Adrienne was hired to be the chief steward and work with the captain to ensure that the guests were receiving the quality of care they paid for.   I am certain that you, as a manager fully understand the importance of doing YOUR job well and living up to your bosses expectations.

Evidently, Adrienne was successful in accomplishing this as the captain stated that he would certainly hire her again.  Loyalty to Sam would be to allow her to avoid doing her job, taking her back talking and covering up her lies  -- to do anything less would be considered rude by her.   Adrienne said that she was going to take a course in managing and this will  help her improve her skills.

We both know that we have hired individuals that have been very difficult to deal with and ended up firing them.   Sam did not come to work, she came to play and she did.

randyman99
randyman99

 @Norina I agree. Adrienne, dressing down your subordinates in front of the other crew leads to disrespect of you on their part. Once you lose their respect, and then continue to reinforce that with repeated similar actions, you wind up with the total dysfunction you had by the end of the season. Treat them with respect, and they will treat you with respect. Correct them with a teaching voice, not a harsh antagonistic one. Do it in private. Your getting on Sam's case on the first day during dinner was totally inappropriate. This was a time to wind down and socialize with the other crew members, and not a time for reprimanding her. The appropriate thing to say would have been, "Oh, Sam, while I'm thinking of it, let's talk after dinner about a few things you could have done differently today." Then let it go for the time being, and talk to her after dinner was over.

COdesertrat
COdesertrat

 @Norina

 Exactly!!! My thoughts and managerial experience echoes your comments, Norina! BRAVO!

COdesertrat
COdesertrat

 @Tux2013

 Wherever you work, there is no 'perfect' compilation of workers. I think briefing what is expected of Sam & Kat from the get-go rather than, I'M THE BOSS! would have gone smoother. Yes, both gals are sophomoric....I can remember in college working for bosses like Adrienne....and snickering behind their backs....and having the same camaraderie as Kat & Sam share.

COdesertrat
COdesertrat

 @yankeefan2123

 Right on Yankee....yes, Adrienne failed in her gestures and not taking comments/sexually explicit guest comments seriously. Leadership was not strong on any episodes I've watched.

Cadee
Cadee

 @klovekitten Adrienne did the best she could with 1) Sam who had no intention of working and would not be pleased under any circumstance and  2) Kat a drunk who was suppose to be responsible for the guests who are paying a fortune for her services.   At no time do I hear you hold these two responsible for THEIR actions.  They were not renting the yacht, they were WORKING on the yacht.  You sound like you come from a generation of everything wrong with me is YOUR fault.

Adrienne did her job, her boss was pleased.  Adrienne is not there to clean, iron and serve; that is what Sam and Kat were hired to do.  That is what they were getting paid to do.    I felt that Adrienne worked with Kat and her being a fall down stupid drunk when she should have fired her.  Sam did not come to work, she came to play and should have never been hired.   You do not have to train someone on how to serve a plate, iron a shirt and make a bed.  However, I do agree with you that the sexual harrassment should have been reported to the captain immediately and dealt with.

COdesertrat
COdesertrat

 @klovekitten

 Yeowza! Couldn't have aid it better myself, klove. There were NUMEROUS infractions Adrienne committed. No wonder Sam & Kat lost respect (and early on). I recall being there back in my 20's....I can relate to both Kat & Sam....they certainly add spice to the episodes. Back then (in my 20's), I'd have had both of them as my friends...or can recall peers with similar dispositions.

WickedWitch83
WickedWitch83

@klovekitten wow...kitten...that was more like a tiger! Hahaha. Although I do agree Adrienne could possibly use some mgt courses...I think for her first time as a chief stew she is doing okay. She will learn in time. I would not wish on my worst enemy the likes of kat and Sam. They have been way more disrespectful to her than she has to them. She also had a right to ask her if she had been drinking. They are on a boat that has a safety protocol to follow. Crew members are not allowed to be "under the influence" whether it be alcohol, drugs, pills, etc. for safety reasons. If that boat caught fire...how useful do you think kat would have been? I agree Adrienne could have handled that situation differently re the boob comments. Someone should have alerted the captain and have him pull the guest aside. So although I agree with some of your comments...I especially liked giving some praise first. Adrienne has her hands full with those two bozos. Lol

COdesertrat
COdesertrat

 @MrsDr_Illini

 

Yes, I agree. Catching employees doing their job well and commenting on it in a positive manner creates team-manship and respect. If all you are doing is finding fault....you've lost respect and your subordinates will not take you seriously. I defend both Kat & Sam for their behavior (to a point) because of your poor managerial skills..

kim.lake.58
kim.lake.58

 @Just_Saying 

I don't know what show you were watching but it wasn't this one. Your insulting remarks about the crew not respecting her if they feel she's their friend is rediculous. You talk as if the "underlings" are a bunch of peasants who will rob you in the middle of the night. I have befriended people who worked under me and at the same time made it clear that work is work and play is play. They understood that and respected it. It may be hard for you to believe but the workers are intelligent and they do get that. Adrienne had a bad attitude from the start and THAT'S why they didn't respect her.

 

chattyone
chattyone

 @pointblank

 Kat doesn't have medical issues , she just said that for an excuse not to be fired ,she was down right drunk.

The Captain needed to SEE Kat when she ZONE , of her drunkenness.

Kat's quote was , " I had to tell the Captain something,"

marimay
marimay

 @pointblank Adrienne wanted to be friends first, then she was surprised when they didn't listen to her.  You can be cordial and friendly, but still have the respect needed to have them do their job.  If you are doing everything then you are just an employee like them.  You have no idea how to delegate.  You don't see the Captain running around doing everything?  And to allow your friend to treat Kat like that did diminish some of that wanted respect.  You should have spoken to him, you kept implying how a good friend he was.  He was a pig.

marimay
marimay

 @Garzareb It was not understandable, you don't reprimand employees in front of other employees, including what she did to Kat in front of Sam.  That was unprofessional.

Cadee
Cadee

 @COdesertrat  @MrsDr_Illini Sam did not come to work, she came to play.  It would not have mattered what Adrienne said or did, because Sam was not interested in the work.  She wanted a free ride.  With all her education, she came to iron, serve and be a maid but once there decided it was all beneath her.  Kat had no business being on this yacht.  How would you like to pay a fortune to hire this yacht only to discovered that one of the staff was an fall down drunk.   I love how their bad behavior is Adrienne's fault.

Cadee
Cadee

 Like you said "work is work and play is play" but Sam and Kat did not understand this  - AND THIS IS ADRIENNE's FAULT????????  If you watched BELOW DECK, then you would see that neither Sam or Kat were too intelligent.