Could Not Happen to More Deserving Job Hunters: WH Staffers Shunned


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.

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:


In the Twitterverse, tweeters are enjoying the schadenfreude.

Tweets in a more serious tone cited radicalisation and sexual harassment as real concerns for employers.

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 ?

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  1. I wonder how deep this goes. Like someone working as an operator answering phones and such. Just trying to get by. Someone swinging a mop at night to put themselves through school, etc.

    • Not deep down at all. These are admin staffers who were brought into the White House by Trump. It includes people like Kayleigh McNinny (who was described as “too buffoonish” for a tv job!), Mulvaney (also looking for a tv job but considered too thick for anything other than OANN or Newsmax).

    • Those people are typically contact workers or, at the mid level, GSA career staff. It would only be admin and politicals that this would impact – people without an agency or subcontractor at the true hiring agency.

  2. In many ways, it’s no different than going to those sham Christian “academies” that have sprung up like poisonous mushrooms in my part. Those places are less about getting you ready for life and more about sealing you into their alternate universe forever. Too late…far too late…are the ex-Trumpies finding out that this is the same kind of deal.

    “You can check out anytime you like,/But you can never leave.”–Eagles, “Hotel California”


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