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Nov 22, 2007

What's Life After Government Office?

This has been going on in my feeble mind about the staff of government officials or lawmakers that didn't make the cut in the recent election? For the lawmakers there are still much ahead of them in terms of finding alternative work after losing the election. They have always been resilient in these types of situation, but how about their staff?

I remember one of these staff used to have a more stable work also in a government agency but when his political candidate friend won the 2005 election, he was asked to join the lawmaker's team.

So, the incumbents lost. Where are they going to go now? Of course there's always alternative to that. However, what if some of the staff want to still work for the government but their names have been attached to their former bosses?

Oh well....


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Why am I reading the blogs on Thanksgiving?

There will be jobs opening up. For example, Tina's job at DEQ is now vacant, as is Ed Salas' job at Tan Holdings.

Those guys that were elected will undoubtedly be hiring people out of the Executive branch, too.

Overall though, if you work in the government, I'd plan on getting out. The Retirement Fund is a fiasco and will be unable to pay you when the time comes and there are going to be mass layoffs in the very near future, or the CNMI will go into massive debt.

If you'd rather just not have to deal with job insecurity, I'd get a job somewhere else or start your own business.

lil_hammerhead said...

There's a whole body of people who have jobs from election to election. They're employed during the term their party is in office, and then they simply disappear for four years when their party loses an election. A few have businesses, a few go to work for the private sector, but many don't even work during the period, but gear up to help their party out with the next election and hope they get a job again through their party's win.

The Writers said...

what about the staff that need to earn a living?

lil_hammerhead said...

That "group" that disappears when their party loses includes "regular" administrative assistants and general office staff. I have no idea how they keep afloat during the periods their party is not in power.

lil_hammerhead said...

Hey Rev.. I need your help to shed light on some animals I think are being abused (and I'm not talking about my spouse and children either). Sorry to bud in on this post, but if you could find time to swing by my blog and check out the post "The Cages of Canton", you'll find details on a couple of cages on the outside of the Canton restaurant building that house these dogs under incredibly horrible conditions.


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