She could not possibly have been ignored by any Chief Steward who valued his continued employment.
P.S.: Despite my unkind words about motion-picture depictions of Mrs. Brown, her portrayal by Kathy Bates in the Cameron film is actually fairly reasonable. She is shown mixing with Astor, her wardrobe is correct, and the rough edges she never quite rounded off are not entirely overdone by Ms. Bates. It's a sympathetic portrait, if perhaps not accurate in every least detail.