15
Apr
14

Promotion


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

Our servants often obtain promotion by getting a job with another employer.

Unlike human servants ours do not retire but may die in accidents or walk into the sun.

They spend a long time in one job as a new position does not come open easily.

Servants have their own newspapers which allow them to peruse any situations vacant and also to inform them of anything we want them to know.

If there is anything of interest to us in them our butler will tell us. When I was without a servant I had to peruse these periodicals and they are mostly filled with mundane nothing-ness.

When someone becomes a butler he will usually stay with his employers for all his working life.

When a butler moves to another employer there is a great scandal as his employers will have to have done something that he does not approve of for him to move on. I have known this to happen, but it is a very rare event. We try not to antagonise our butlers, but neither do we pander to them and we do keep secrets from them, just as we keep secrets from everyone else.

It is never easy when employers and servants do not get on, but we Old Vampires somehow find a compromise.

This “personality clash” the humans have does not come into it. We have all had to make the best of a bad deal with servants and after a while both parties have settled down and rubbed along together nicely in the end.

I hear the humans would get rid of a person they had a “personality clash” with. We would lose Status if we did that. This is because Status is a way of enforcing Old Vampires to get along. After all, we Old Vampires all compete with and use each other. Status keeps fighting from breaking out amongst Old Vampires.

Glossary
Bonded Wedding : Old Vampire marriage for political reasons
Common Status : the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire
Debutante Vampires : before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society. They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes. They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.
The Committee : see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity
The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity : a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans
Fence : an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing
The Hunters : see Vampire Hunters
Negatives : Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.
New Vampires : vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs. This started after Dracula came out.
Notice : the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative
Obligation : when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say
Old Vampires : vampires who are polite society. Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.
Parent : the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society
The Ruler’s Men : people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks
Shun : a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release
Sire : the vampire who made you a vampire
Status : a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status. See Negatives and Thousands
Status Keeper : the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points
Thousands : Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points
Vampire Hunters : New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes
Vampire Servants : servants who are vampires themselves. Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve
Walk into the sun : a euphemism for suicide

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