DC Colony: Job Surplus
Washington, DC – New Jersey born Councilmember Mary Cheh gave her best moot court performance in an unsuccessful attempt to block Mayor Adrian Fenty's selection of a Virgina resident for the office of DC Attorney General. So, when Boss Cheh needs staff where does she look? The great state of Wisconsin, of course.
DC Lawyer Shortage
Mayor Fenty could not find a lawyer in all of DC qualified to be Attorney General. So, the Mayor imported Peter Nickles from Grand Falls, Virginia. As lawyers in DC are being laid off, Mr. Nickles is reluctantly looking to buy property in the distressed DC housing market to comply with the residency requirement of his new position.
Mary Cheh is hiring an Outreach Coordinator. Where is she looking? Among the readers of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association online classifieds.There are restrictions, you must “be willing to become a resident, of the District of Columbia” and work for $35,000+ a year. Just in case the want ad “expires” because of too many non-Wisconsin alumni viewers, I made a copy for my DC neighbors at tinypaste. Did this ad appear in any local DC venue?
[Credit where credit is due: the above was instigated by a communique originating from the offices of Councilmember Cheh.]
Journalism Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
Who wants a paid job writing about local DC? The Washington Post is recruiting a new crew of pre-scab union busting “community journalists” who will be paid $1,000 less than the minimum for a Cheh Outreacher. At $34,000 the new Posties will be $6,000 cheaper than the Post's current cheapest word processor jockeys.