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Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips

  • Presidential transitions are challenging and unsettling for government employees, since close-knit teams are disbanded, projects they nurtured and grew may not be aligned with the priorities of the incoming party, and many face job loss. If a new administration is not government experienced, chaos is

    Presidential transitions are challenging and unsettling for government employees, since close-knit teams are disbanded, projects they nurtured and grew may not be aligned with the priorities of the incoming party, and many face job loss. If a new administration is not government experienced, chaos is unsurprising. Pres. Clinton’s transition was chaotic, and painful for people who were accustomed to more civility. When a lady kindly offered a Clinton advanced person insight into the intricacies of her job, in an effort to be helpful, she was rejected with a cold, “We’re doing it our way now!” That response was prevalent, and caused unnecessary chaos and pain. Loyal government workers got out, others were forced out, while some retired early.