Skip to comments.On the agenda: Packing, shredding (1,800 Rat' staffers will be unemployed)
Posted on 11/15/2010 9:15:08 PM PST by max americana
As many as 1,800 Democratic congressional staffers will soon lose their jobs, with layoffs hitting everyone from entry-level schedulers to six-figure committee lawyers in a mass exodus that will accompany the greatest congressional turnover in 70 years.
While results are still being tallied in some races, the damage is clear for Democratic staffers. At least 60 seats have been lost, meaning those offices need to start packing their boxes to clear out in December. POLITICO estimated the likely layoffs based on the average number of staffers per House office, as well as the Democratic committee staffing level, which will most likely be slashed in half now that Democrats will be the minority party.
Tears were shed. We were absolutely disappointed that this is going to end, said Todd Jurkowski, a spokesman for Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who lost to Republican Daniel Webster. We were good, and we were getting better.
Jurkowski said he has no job lined up and wants to help wind down the office.
To be sure, most staffers come to Capitol Hill realizing their jobs are, by nature, ephemeral. Their vocations are tied to the whims of voters and the electability of their boss. But the 2010 wave will cause a giant turnover on Capitol Hill, where offices of Nov. 2 losers soon will fill with packing boxes and paper shredders will start humming.
Most offices have to be empty by December to clear the way for the massive class of newcomers to be sworn into office in January.
Last week, there were counselors making the rounds in some Democratic offices to not only offer advice on résumés and job hunting but also help with the emotional aspect of the losses. One section of a packet handed out to staffers dealt with the stages of grief.
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Now they can join us on the breadline.
The Rats take another one in the... HA-ha!
well, looking on the positive side, with the democratic economy in place now with the obamanation, they (those who supported the obmanation with the sticker on back of the car) shouldn’t have a hard time landing another super job! /s/
I love a happy ending.
I’ll see most of them at the local Starbucks.
Which is a scandal in itself. Not that they are losing their jobs, but that they ever had them.
Just keep telling yourselves that.
Its a start. I hope they get a job quickly rather than living up to their Democratic tendencies and go on the dole for a few years. But its good to start looking early, because hopefully there will be a few tens of thousands more leaving the federal government right behind them.
Can’t wait for headlines claiming an unexpected rise in unemployment and blame will be laid at the GOP door.
Cant wait for headlines claiming an unexpected rise in unemployment and blame will be laid at the GOP door.
when did they stop blaming the republicans?
See now they can honestly say Republicans destroyed jobs /sarc
The local temp agencies here are gonna be besieged.
No point in going back to Paducah or Peoria.
What no bull fighter?
and don’t let the door hit yuo in the ...........
democrat party document destruction is in overdrive
Who in the hell would hire those morons?I sure as hell wouldnt.They vote demorat therefore they are stupid.
The gop should come out and say we fired them because they were stupid.
He could do the weather report for some small town station in Nebraska?
Hey..watch it. Some conservatives were born in Paducah and raised in Peoria. Like me.
huh? Why does a Congressman need a press secretary? Who pays for that? My congressman has ONE Staffer as far as I know. This is absurd.
I wonder what the response would be if somebody got elected to congress, hired no staff, didn’t send or answer phone calls mail, and only showed up to vote no on everything.
Obama spoke of the need for "mid-course corrections." He expressed a desire to take ideas from both sides of the aisle...
Here's a 'mid-course correction'...
I say we impeach this jackass.
And this treasonist bunch of numbnuts:
A good start?
Their employers decided not to renew their contracts due to poor job performance and low quality work product.
It happens everyday.
Present company excepted, of course.
The Zero administration has hired 270,000 people. Time to start making a dent in that. A big dent.
You will get no argument from me.We will just see how many more we can make “hit the bricks”.
I’ll be glad when the Texas SOS gives Blake Farenthold his certificate for winning TX-27. Solomon Ortiz will then have to start laying off his staff and vacating his office space. The recount will start on Wednesday, and it should be finished by Thursday afternoon.
What bothers me now is there is a lot of insensitivity to the plight of these people who are losing their jobs. Pundits are talking about how exciting this turnover is ... but there are real people whose lives are being affected, said one outgoing Democratic aide. They really need to show some compassion.
That should save us some tax money!
With all those new Obama green jobs out there, they should have no problem finding work! BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
Hopefully it's a window on the 20th floor and the Rats jump through it.
Just kidding Media Matters...
so that the lucky guy that Alan was dating !
"Sorry [ex] staffers - no more room on the Gravy Train for you !!!"
That jackass Jerry Brown could hire all of them for boards and still have more room. Two years ago they gave CARB 1B and fired 1800 teachers.
Washington D.C. is now America's richest city. The D.C. area is the richest region in the country. Seven of then nation's 10 wealthiest counties are in the Washington area.
Federal workers are paid vastly more than their private sector counterparts.
All this wealth and plethora of jobs is amazing since D.C. is a city which produces and exports nothing at all to the rest of the land except chaos, confusion and BS.
Sign on the Republican National Committee Headquarters, located near the Capitol subway station and seen by the departing staff every day.
On top of that, another one lost their job to an Indian...
30 blood suckers per Rat Congressman...disgusting.
For a bull fighter getting it? Wow! Touchy
Don’t let the door hit ya....
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