White House Driving off Staff in Record Numbers: Here’s Why

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Aides of the Biden administration are complaining about the lack of morale as well as comradeship and with little to no holiday cheer. Over the years there has always been an effort made to build a sense of morale through things such as intentional team building and the Harris Biden administration has not shown much interest in working on the relationship within the White House, however that’s not the case with the 46th president.

In efforts to bring attention to the senior leaders, the staffers went about making their complaints public, stating that they would be updating their resumes to begin searching for new jobs after the first of the year once they pass the inauguration of President Biden’s first year in office. That move is a significant one for several reasons:

First, it’s not something that’s unexpected that the entitled group that constantly feels offended is, well, offended. However, even if we assume the best about these guys and gals that they’re the best the Ivy Leagues have to offer, it’s tough to imagine how awful the situation must be to have worked your whole life to become one of the staff members to a sitting president and then just resign and look for work elsewhere? You must ask yourself what is going on behind all those gated fences.

Working remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated an already depressing situation moving it to a category 5 for those who were installed in the White House in the midst of the first pandemic in 100 years. While some of the White House workers repeatedly blame the poor morale on the lifetime Biden aides. Colleagues keep saying the same thing again, and again, “No new Friends in the Biden world”.

Others said that working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the culture problem by limiting communication between colleagues. Either way, attempts to build a sense of team spirit by holding informal happy hours and group dinners have failed, Politico reported.

Staffers have also grumbled about not being able to attend special events and holiday parties at the White House because of the way the administration doles out invitations. The staffers have also been complaining about not being invited to any of the gatherings or special events due to lack of inclusion on the longtime Biden administration’s part.

It appears as though Biden has a very tight circle and refuses to play ball with any of the newcomers.It’s been reported that the White House used a lottery system to decide who was going to be welcomed Dec. 2nd Christmas tree lighting ceremony as well as holiday parties and the ability to invite family members on White House tours leaving many employees feeling left out.

An aide told Politico.“No one expects business as usual during the pandemic, but it’s beyond demoralizing, it’s insulting — especially when you see DNC and Hill staff and other DC types get invited,” “It’s also hypocritical and ironic that a president whose brand is built on empathy and family has staff policies that fly in the face of that brand, It’s not a good look and it’s emblematic of how this place runs.”

Vice President Kamala Harris reports feeling isolated and claims she doesn’t seem to receive the same amount of support shown to other members of the administration implying how unfair it seems and has stated that her relationship with Biden has reached an exhausting stalemate.

A former Harris aide told CNN​, “It’s hard to miss the specific energy that the White House brings to defend a white man, knowing that Kamala Harris has spent almost a year taking a lot of the hits that the West Wing didn’t want to take themselves.”

Just in case you’re lost there, that was a dig at Pete Buttigieg who took a paternity leave amidst a supply chain crisis. Depending on how lucky we are, Harris and Buttigieg are planning to run on the Democratic ticket again in 2024.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment. Coincidence? We think not.