File this one under White House Karma for Job Hunters: the dilettantes in Trump’s administration are being shunned by employers.
From Business Insider:
Former White House staff can usually walk into top jobs after years of dealing with some of the toughest crises in government.
But as businesses begin to shun Trump enterprises, the group leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are already getting the cold shoulder.
How unfortunate. *<s>
One PR recruiter told Insider they had received inquiries from at least 15 people from the White House looking for jobs. The recruiter took on six people as clients but none were able to even secure an interview with corporations they had applied to.
The recruiter explained this as “Morally, it’s hard for people to want to work with them.” No surprises there. Businesses as a rule reject known liars, propagandists and seditionists. They’re bad for business, so much so Forbes is already warning companies against hiring the Trump-tarnished job hunters.
— LindaGone (@LindaResist) January 14, 2021
Hilary Rosen, vice chair of public affairs firm SKDK, told Insider “it’s not worth it to companies to bring on people with a bad reputation to represent the company in any way if it’s going to create employee revolt.”
Good point. Employee revolts are very bad for business.
Ms Rosen described the job hunters as having a Scarlet Letter which prompted a wag from the Lincoln Project to quip:
They used to wear white hoods, now they wear victimhood.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 13, 2021
In the Twitterverse, tweeters are enjoying the schadenfreude.
I have a suggestion: they should inherit a worth of 200 millions from their father, then accumulate at least 6 bankruptcies, grow over a billion in debt, and then run for President.
Any of them playing golf?
— Labdrive2 (@Labdrive2) January 14, 2021
Takeout – maybe you get an ex-Trump WH staffer as your Ubereats driver.
— The Grim Squeaker (@js_ascher) January 14, 2021
— Very Legal and Very Cool Elayne (@chatelainedc) January 14, 2021
Tweets in a more serious tone cited radicalisation and sexual harassment as real concerns for employers.
Not sure their co-workers would even be physically safe around them.
— simeon shepard chadwick (@simcha1972) January 14, 2021
Last word from PR company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe:
BCW, part of ad giant WPP, told Insider it has a long history of hiring from a variety of administrations and it would continue to do so, but that “We have no current plans to hire from this administration.”
* the <s> tag denotes sarcasm ?