Some sobbed, some looked sullen, and none looked happy about the prospects of the Clinton defeat or the need to start looking for new jobs.
As Reuters’ Brian Snyder wrote in a CBS op-ed, “It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory.”
Of course, since, according to Obama’s calculations, there are plentiful jobs in this country now, these, mostly millennial, staffers have nothing to worry about, right?
Well, maybe not so much, which is why Obama has created a no-cost professional development program (dubbed “Future44,” as Obama is the 44th president), which will instruct Obama’s political appointees on how to survive in the “real world.”
It is speculated that many of these staffers will wind up in the liberal cities of New York City or San Francisco, probably working at companies that actively recruit millennials such as Amazon, Snapchat, Google, and Vice. Others will be drawn to jobs at consulting or lobbying agencies, or organizations such as trade associations, think tanks and nonprofits. (Probably not much point to look for other government jobs these days, as the Republicans retained control of both the House and Senate.)
Actually, if they can manage to think clearly about it for a minute, this crop of staffers are really quite lucky. With Trump in charge soon there is actually a decent chance that there will be private-sector jobs available for these staffers, and their compatriots, for many years to come.