A crew member aboard a superyacht has gone viral after revealing several strange requests that she was asked to perform including watching somebody eat to having a passenger ask a crew member to poop on a glass table.
Giselle Azueta, 39, told NeedToKnow.online that she started working on a superyacht after one of her friends invited her aboard a ship they were working on.
According to the Puerto Vallarta native, her family already owned a yacht so she knew how to sail from an early age.
“I always liked the sea very much and traveling is my passion,” said Azueta. “I never imagined that it was a career that existed so when I discovered it, but it soon became a dream to work as a stewardess on superyachts.”
Azueta revealed that her first job was on a rented ship and that she found it very stressful but later admitted that eventually, she got the hang of it.
Currently, Azueta is in charge of the yacht’s interior and dealing with guests.
“I am in charge of making all the purchases for the crew, the guest preference list, decoration purchases and guest amenities,” explains the head stewardess. “I love to plan the events and theme dinners! But I also have to supervise the laundry and housekeeping hostesses, as well as being in charge of the yacht’s administration and accounts.”
Documenting all of her travels on TikTok, Azueta disclosed some of the strange requests she’s received while aboard.
“On one occasion, a multimillionaire guest made a proposal that he would pay $10,000 to a crew member who defecated on top of a glass table while he lay under it,” recalled the woman without going into further detail.
“A different guest made the request that he wanted one of the hostesses to be watching him at all times while he ate dinner,” continued Azueta, admitting that she actually took part in the request by standing in a corner watching her employer chow down.
The head stewardess revealed that employees are forced to comply with the guests’ requests nearly all the time.
“You can never use the word ‘no’, in the industry, any request, no matter how strange, crazy or strange it may seem, is our duty to do so,” stated Azueta. “As long as it is not sexual or threatens the health or life of the crew.”
According to Azueta, the secret to anchoring a job in the yachting industry is to be in shape.
“Superyacht owners also say that the crew has to match their yacht, they have to be as pretty as their yacht,” explained Azueta. “That’s why in this industry you see a lot of young people and beautiful [people], it is a requirement to be ‘fit’.”
The stewardess said that the yachting industry has really helped her grow as a human as well as made her fiercely independent.
“You know yourself a lot since you spend a lot of time with yourself,” claimed Azueta adding that anyone looking to go into the industry should try it.
“It’s a very well-paid industry and it’s also a very superficial industry,” added Azueta. “But all the incredible places, the views, the sunsets, the friends and what do you do from different parts of the world, make it all worth it.”