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(Politico)   Get out the world's tiniest violin. Former Trump appointees complain of delays getting unused vacation time paid out, which is unfair because it didn't happen to Obama appointees in 2016. It's almost like they needed some kind of "transition"   (politico.com) divider line
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2021-03-04 8:34:47 AM  
One said the delay was "leaving a lot of people asking: Am I going to lose health care for the time that the processing center would take to get our information into the system?"

Gee.  If only there was a way we could eliminate this worry from every day life.
 
2021-03-04 8:44:56 AM  
I think the phrase that fits this is: 'Elections have consequences.'
 
2021-03-04 8:50:39 AM  
screw them, they can find something new
 
2021-03-04 8:58:07 AM  
Bootstrappy Republicans shouldn't be asking for government handouts, anyway.
 
2021-03-04 8:58:21 AM  

UberDave: One said the delay was "leaving a lot of people asking: Am I going to lose health care for the time that the processing center would take to get our information into the system?"

Gee.  If only there was a way we could eliminate this worry from every day life.


From a Trump appointee? The urge to laugh in their face would only be beaten by my never being anywhere near such human scum
 
2021-03-04 9:13:44 AM  
"I'm sitting here going, how do I pay my rent? How do I pay my cellphone bill?" one former Commerce appointee said in an interview.

Another former Trump Commerce official said: "I have enough money to make it a month, but when rent's due next month, what happens then? Rent in D.C. isn't cheap."


The vacation bit is one thing.  They shouldn't be banking on that money.  But for crying out loud - they are completely unaware of how their former employers and congresscritters would react to those complaints?

"Move."

"You shouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck."

"You should have 26 weeks of savings to cover you in case of unemployment."

Yes, what they're going through blows.  But the lack of self-awareness is, again, stunning.  "It's different when it happens to me."
 
2021-03-04 9:38:10 AM  
🎻

I brought two just in case

🎻
 
2021-03-04 9:39:22 AM  

Diogenes: But the lack of self-awareness is, again, stunning.  "It's different when it happens to me."


Still? Really?
 
2021-03-04 9:40:04 AM  

Marcos P: 🎻

I brought two just in case

🎻



Not tiny enough.
 
2021-03-04 9:42:50 AM  
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2021-03-04 9:42:52 AM  
Trump is supposed to be president again today, so they'll be fine.
 
2021-03-04 9:43:09 AM  
Haha! You worked for Donald Trump and didn't realize you would regret it!
 
2021-03-04 9:44:54 AM  
Did they do work? Wasn't their whole time there basically a vacation? Well, I guess destroying whatever part of the administration you were appointed to may count as work.
 
2021-03-04 9:46:01 AM  
Political appointees who stay to the very end of an administration often face a gap between Jan. 20 and when they land their next job, given the time it takes to network, get job interviews and then get a formal offer.

They had over 70 days from the election but they chose not to even start investigating new employment?  Even longer if they would have started before the election.  Hedge your bets, people.

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2021-03-04 9:46:11 AM  
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2021-03-04 9:46:14 AM  
Where I come from, we have a saying about situations like this:

"Tough shiat."
 
2021-03-04 9:51:02 AM  
if you need your vacation payout to pay rent, either you suck at budgeting or grifting or both.  Even with kidding aside, APPOINTEES have to make pretty good scratch.  If this were interns or low level staffers i could see it given how expensive DC as cost of living goes.  But appointees should be getting enough to budget or plan the crap drive into town each day from somewhere affordable given the great resume building experience you're getting (LOLOLOL).

tl:dr - cry me a river over your first world problems.
 
2021-03-04 9:52:09 AM  
What happened to all the money they grifted?
 
2021-03-04 9:52:32 AM  
Honestly if you chose to work for Donald Trump's administration I think you should count yourself lucky you're not dangling off an overpass or from a lamp pole. Take your blessings and go.
 
2021-03-04 9:53:18 AM  
Was there a single Trump appointee anywhere at any level of governance that was put into a position based on experience and talent? I feel like if there was it'd make front line news everywhere. "TRUMP APPOINTEE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING"

I work for the government and am surrounded by unqualified people in very high paying positions that do nothing to earn their money so excuse me if I don't have a lot of pity for these turds.
 
2021-03-04 9:53:57 AM  
This is really paltry example of it, but it's the ongoing refrain of Republicans. They go out of their way to fark things up, and then complain to Democrats because they're farked up.
 
2021-03-04 9:54:22 AM  
"While there's a 31-day grace period in which appointees still get health insurance, several told POLITICO that the government hadn't given them the proper forms to apply for COBRA, and one said that when he went to a doctor recently, the office couldn't find evidence of his insurance."


I must be living in some wacky alternate universe, but I've always had present evidence of my insurance to the doctor.
 
2021-03-04 9:55:52 AM  

serfdood: Political appointees who stay to the very end of an administration often face a gap between Jan. 20 and when they land their next job, given the time it takes to network, get job interviews and then get a formal offer.

They had over 70 days from the election but they chose not to even start investigating new employment?  Even longer if they would have started before the election.  Hedge your bets, people.

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They were literally told by their Trumpian department heads that anyone caught updating their resumes or LinkedIn profiles, or actively searching for a new job, would be summarily fired. The party line was that Trump was going to be re-inaugurated, and therefore nothing that might indicate that someone thought that wasn't going to happen was acceptable from anyone. While one can say "If you're out of a job in a few weeks, who cares if you get fired a little bit early?" there was probably an undertone of "And we'll blacklist you from GOP and lobbyist jobs if you do" that made it so no one wanted to try.

Add to that the fact that many were true believers and may have actually thought it was true, means many of them probably were dumbfounded when January 20th hit and they were out of a job (and since Trump and his appointees stonewalled the two and a half months that could have been used for transition, it wasn't ready).
 
2021-03-04 9:56:28 AM  
They used to pay us for unused vacation. Policy now is use it or lose it.  Suck it up buttercup.
 
2021-03-04 9:58:52 AM  
If these folks would be kind enough to line up, I'd be more than happy to laugh in every one of their stupid, unemployed faces.
 
2021-03-04 10:04:37 AM  
"I'm sitting here going, how do I pay my rent? How do I pay my cellphone bill?" one former Commerce appointee said in an interview.


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"Here, have an Obamaphone!"
 
2021-03-04 10:06:42 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: If these folks would be kind enough to line up, I'd be more than happy to laugh in every one of their stupid, unemployed faces.


You, sir, are going to need assistance.

I suggest we have them line up next to the folks in line for:
1) food handouts (find out what nothing to eat is really like); or
2) eviction hearings (find out what no place to live in is really like);
3) COVID testing (since the disease doesn't exist, they should be able to have fun with those coughing, sneezing, wheezing constituents).
 
2021-03-04 10:09:07 AM  
Biden administration: "Sorry for the holdup guys. Been kinda busy. We'll get to it in a bit"
 
2021-03-04 10:09:13 AM  
Anybody wanting to start a GoFundMe to sent care boxes of toys, pears and bootstraps to these poor souls?
 
2021-03-04 10:12:32 AM  
Mr. Former President, twice impeached Trump has your check.  Please go see him.  I think he wants you to sign for it.

Try and get a check from Trump.  (Sideshow Bob laughter)
 
2021-03-04 10:12:52 AM  
That sounds terrible!

Perhaps you can get some tips on how to deal with your awful situation from the millions who have been suffering similar woes for almost a year due to the COVID denial and relief obstructionism of your employers.

That or eat a bag of dicks, your choice.
 
2021-03-04 10:29:32 AM  
Oh, hold on. They'll be fine. Isn't the REAL inauguration today?
 
2021-03-04 11:13:10 AM  
Good news, unemployed Trumpers, you will soon* be receiving a $1400 check!

*After your fellow Trumpers out of ways to block it in the Senate.
 
2021-03-04 11:13:38 AM  

wetrat: Good news, unemployed Trumpers, you will soon* be receiving a $1400 check!

*After your fellow Trumpers RUN out of ways to block it in the Senate.


FTFM.
 
2021-03-04 11:21:56 AM  
What's the problem? JUST PULL YOURSELF UP BY YOUR FARKING BOOTSTRAPS, YA' GODDAM SNOWFLAKES!!

There...I feel better now.
 
2021-03-04 11:39:50 AM  
If only they had worked for an organization that could have improved the workings of the government that would be responsible for paying things out in a timely manner... if only...

Alas, there was nothing they could have done.
Poor, helpless saps.
 
2021-03-04 4:04:03 PM  

basicstock: What happened to all the money they grifted?


Good point. If you worked in the Trump administration and weren't corrupt enough to set yourself up for life, that's on you.
 
2021-03-04 4:35:18 PM  
Not sure why its Biden admin's job to prepare paperwork that the outgoing administration should have prepared. Let these farkers twist in the wind.
 
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