Sunday, June 17, 2018

White House job fair – first ever?

Amid a Tsunami of departures from the White House, Trump claims the West Wing is a “great [but empty] place to be working.”

“Believe me! Everybody wants to work in the White House. They all want a piece of that Oval Office. They all want a piece of the West Wing,” Trump said. “I could take any position in the White House and I’ll have a choice of the ten top people having to do with that position. Everybody wants to be there.”

Three months after that Trump boast, the steady stream of departing White House staffers shows no sign of slowing, but Trump hatched a plan to replace them. He held a job fair!

The “Executive Branch Job Fair” was set for Friday (6/15/2018) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and, according to one flier, the Trump administration is looking for “competent conservatives.” [those are two mutually exclusive terms]

Not satire: #tRump's @WhiteHouse advertises at job fair amid staff exodus.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) June 14, 2018

An Obama administration official said that they didn’t even bother to list jobs when they opened up in the White House. They had dozens of applicants for every opining - in reserve.

However, the chaotic Trump administration finds itself in a much different situation. (The situation room is empty!)

“Nobody wants to come in, and now they’re down to the third tier of people who are just lucking out — a “battlefield promotion” ends up promoting people who just aren’t qualified.” [The Peter Principle [a PDF]]

Given the severity of the problem, this job fair didn’t seem like a bad idea at the time. That is, until people start tweeting pictures of the sparse attendance.

The flailing Trump White House, which has set modern-day records for both departures and firings, is being forced to host a job fair because it’s having extraordinary trouble getting anyone at all to work for the Trump administration.

This news is both stunning and embarrassing for a couple of reasons.

The administration is a year-and-a-half old, yet it’s still looking for employees. All of those jobs should have been filled long ago.

Other White Houses didn’t have to go begging for job applicants.

But this White House, overseen by a pathological liar who’s ensnared by scandals, is known to be a “miserable place to work,” according to Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly.

Just recently, the communications department became the target of an internal “purge.”

Trump employment has simply become too unstable and toxic for most Republicans.

Serving as the President’s personal attorney used to be a crowning career move among white-collar attorneys. But under Trump, the position became cement overshoes.

Earlier this year, a string of high-profile lawyers made it publicly known they would not take a job at the White House.

In the end, Trump settled for Rudy Giuliani, who has since made a big fool of himself and bigly fool Trump.

New Yorkers told me: “The most dangerous place in New York was between Giuliani and a microphone!”

The news of the job fair comes as [CBS News reports] White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and her deputy Raj Shah, “are both heading for the exit.”

I wonder why?

Meanwhile, the position of ‘communications director’ has remained vacant since Hope Hicks departed last March.

In recent months, a cavalcade of White House staffers have flown the coop, including “Jared Kushner’s top communications aide, Josh Raffel; homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton; Trump personal aide John McEntee; director of White House message strategy Cliff Simms; communications aide Steven Cheung; congressional communications director Kaelan Dorr; assistant press secretary Natalie Strom; and deputy director of media affairs Tyler Ross.”

Did you hear about the poor Trump supporting Coyote that was caught in a trap? It chewed off three legs and then realized the very last leg was holding it in the trap!

Last one to leave the white house, PLEASE turn out the lights.

The taxpayers thank you.

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