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Georgina had never really liked her name. She always thought that it made her sound like a heroine from a Victorian novel rather than a smart young successful career girl, which was why, the day she left home for university, she decided from that moment onwards she would be a George. She rather liked being a George and, if she hadn’t made the change, she might well never have had quite so much fun as she did during her first trip to Amsterdam.
After graduating from uni, George weighed up her options and plumped for a fast-track management course that Regal Lingerie were offering. Immediately, George proved to be something of a star. Privately, she reckoned it was because she was such a big fan of the products that the company offered.
Upon finishing the course, the MD of the company, Sarah, offered George the post of senior UK sales rep. Sarah explained that it was one of four new roles that Regal had created throughout Europe, and should George accept, she would be working in close conjunction with the other three new sales reps. George didn’t hesitate and jumped at the opportunity.
As an added bonus, Sarah proposed that all four reps should meet up for a long weekend in order to get to know one another and talk tactics in terms of business strategy. So, although she’d hardly been in the job ten minutes, George found herself on a flight to Amsterdam five days into her new role.
During that first week, George exchanged a series of Emails with her counterparts. There was Max from Germany, Stefan from Sweden, and Robbie from Holland. George was pleased to note that, as the week progressed, the emails gradually became less and less formal. She quickly realised that, given her name, the other three lads had assumed she was a man. She half-thought about correcting their mistake, however, given her slightly devilish nature, she delayed doing so. Her reasoning was twofold. Firstly, she thought she might be able to use the situation to her advantage. Secondly, and far more importantly as far as she was concerned, she thought it might be fun!
Given that Robbie was the local boy it was left to him to book the accommodation for the other three. It was clear from his choice he was eager to impress, because he opted for one of the most luxurious hotels Amsterdam had to offer, which George thought boded well.