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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:56 PM

Run the government like a business - Which business exactly? I looked...

Using glassdoor.com and searching reviews, I looked and found that a lot of the things companies doing the same things the Trump Administration does leaves employees unhappy, applicants scratching their heads about the process even if they get the job, gives ways to mismanagement, and leads to a perception from customers and other stakeholders that the company is not worth doing business with.

1st search: "His son-in-law"
Reason for inclusion: Trump put his son-in-law Jared in charge of some sort of middle east peace plan, in some sort of coronavirus task force, and is in charge of the logistics of distributing ventilators for some reason despite the lack of experience in any related subjects.
Gems that stick out:
"There haven't been any raises in 5 years, except for the chairman and his son in law"
"nepotism and favoritism by the owner and his son in law is rampant and so common place"
"We arranged a second lunch interview attended by his son in law, unbeknownst to me at that time, who is also an outside Account Manager"
"entirely dependent upon whether the managing partner, his protege, and his son-in-law like you. Firm is inexorably stuck in the past and allergic to growth."
"CEO is the most impatient person I've dealt ever, his son in law is the CKO (chief knowledge office, what a joke)"
"WORST MISTAKE EVER: Owner hired his son-in-law to be national sales manager. It was the "wet blanket on the fire." Incredible micro-manager,"
"if you are one of the 20 or so people that are relatives or family friends with the former owner you'll do ok since his son-in-law is President."
"Met with the "owner" and his son in law. Really creepy process."
"The CEO was paranoid about people knowing what the company earnings were other that the CFO who was his son in law."
Not a lot of positive references.
See for yourself: Link

2nd search: "Doesn't actually do anything"
Reason for inclusion: The administration has press secretaries who don't give briefings to the press. One went her entire time without giving a single one.
Gems that stick out:
"Leadership Doesn't Actually Do Anything, Rampant Favoritism, Lazy Work Ethic"
"One female associate who doesn't actually do anything there purely to make it look less sexist"
"megalomaniac that will constantly pile work on top of you but doesn't actually do anything other than go to meetings and take smoke breaks."
"HR is a joke and doesn't actually do anything for workers. Everyone... is kept in the dark re: what they can and should be compensated in order"
"CEO is hardly ever here, and when he is, he doesn't actually do anything but plan his next vacation."
Huh, having someone in a position just to fill it doesn't seem to lead to positive outsomes.
See for yourself: Link

3rd search: "The acting manager"
Reason for inclusion: The administration has made it a practice to employ "acting secretaries" instead of secretaries who would need to be vetted by and approved by the Senate. For the sake of "running the government like a business", let's equate secretaries to department managers.
Gems that stick out:
"When I was hired, I was told by the acting manager that there would be management/key holder positions soon becoming available but the " (Page is also titled AVOID THIS COMPANY)
"The acting manager had anger problems and eventually quit; poor management.”
"When I finally decided for myself to contact HR for my paperwork because the acting manager had no idea what was going on"
"The acting manager doesn't pay attention to hours worked and there's a lot of overtime to be given."
"and had to play catch up Each store has many managers who are all the acting manager at different times; often creating confusion and conflicting directions"
"The acting manager they brought in was a very hateful person and was the reason I gave my 2 weeks."
"the junior district manager who had told me to “hold in my period” when he was the acting manager, then wrote me up for getting upset"
"Its like if you are favorite of your manager then you will be the acting manager as he will also listen to you"
"The acting manager made a 9 months pregnant staff member sit on a cement floor instead of in a chair because "chairs are for our VIPS""
"from the till and left because of that and harassment from the acting manager and me not willing to pick up anymore shifts than I already had"
"The acting manager is very unprofessional. A team leader got away with putting a service users picture on social media, and she still remains in"
When you rely on acting managers to be your managers, it does not seem to get a lot of positive results.
See for yourself: Link

4th search: "Conspiracy theorist"
Reason for inclusion: Trump is, as it is well known, a conspiracy theorist. Birtherism made him the front runner to get the Republican nomination. Deep state and was convinced he was bugged. He gives winks and nods to QAnon and Pizzagate. Promotes anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and Alex Jones. Also promotes anti-semitic conspiracy theories about "globalists" and George Soros. White nationalists with asinine conspiracy theories of "white genocide" and "cultural marxism" that people only seem to invoke off the Internet when they're about to go on a mass shooting seem to love him.
So, what's it like working for a conspiracy theorist? Do you really need to guess?
"Cons. The owner is a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Its very unfortunate really. He will pull you away from jobs to show you some youtube video"
"the work environment is extremely toxic, most notably the owner/operator Jon Westerlund is a narcissistic conspiracy theorist, that thinks everyone is out to get"
"He is also a conspiracy theorist which is rather unnerving. They do not offer annual raises or reviews because they think they can get away with it."
See for yourself: Link

If you think the Trump Administration is running the government like a business, then you need to raise your expectations on what a good business is.

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ck4829 Apr 2020 OP
underpants Apr 2020 #1
Newest Reality Apr 2020 #2
safeinOhio Apr 2020 #3
dchill Apr 2020 #4
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2020 #5

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:03 PM

1. Chief Knowledge Officer

I worked for a charity that was family run. The daughters were VP and a manger. The VP had been a medical tech and didn't know squat about business. Zipper melting hot though.

The prime focus seemed to be keeping everyone on edge of firing them. We had a person disappear from my office when I went to the bathroom. No kidding.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:10 PM

2. Good work!

I think this Administration, lock, stock and barrel, is no longer a legitimate Presidency now.

This is starting to border on what looks like the early stages of a regime and the junta is before us. While people may expect coups to be military, that is not a rule of thumb. Trump clearly has a dictator's authoritarian personality and he is setting up the White House, (well, it is pretty much done) to be an instrument of totalitarian rule. I can't unsee that.

As we see, this heartbreaking, critical crisis in our country is being played and even used as a distraction from the mechanisms and actions that reveal a lot about the ulterior motives involved.

I am not generally a paranoid person and I don't subscribe to unsubstantiated and often hysterical conspiracy theories. Real conspiracies leave a trail of evidence. In this case, it really isn't all that much of a cover up, it is more about the show around it that detracts from the essential nature of it that matters.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:26 PM

3. Short list...

Trump Steaks
GoTrump (online travel site)
Trump Airlines
Trump Vodka
Trump Mortgage
Trump: The Game
Trump Magazine
Trump University
Trump Ice (bottled water)
The New Jersey Generals (pro football team)
Tour de Trump (bicycle race)
Trump Network (nutritional supplements)
Trumped! (syndicated radio spot)

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:41 AM

4. Unfortunately, "Trump: The Game" still seems to be...

...virally rampant.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:28 AM

5. Still to be tried:

Trumpy-on-the-Spot (portable toilets)
Trumpy-Rooter (septic tank and sewer cleaning)
Trump Chicken (I can see why he didn't go into this one)
Trump Condoms (the only brand to offer an extra-small size)

I don't know why anyone should be surprised. He is running the government like one of his businesses -- right into the ground.

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