"... the sense of neglect is deep among many ..."
Former Obama staffers spoke to BuzzFeed anonymously so as to not jeopardize their working relationships in Obamaâ€™s second term. Apparently they've grown frustrated with inadequate communication from Obama's Inaugural Committee.
Obama staffers were paid substantially less than Romney's in similar jobs in 2012 and many took pay cuts of $30,000-range from prior jobs, former staffers say.
More than 35,000 attendees are expected at Obama's consolidated formal Inaugural Ball Monday night, which replaces nearly a dozen separate balls. Many staffers complain that after the hard work of getting Obama re-elected they still couldn't snag tickets to the event â€” only a small number were made available ... .
"The people that worked so hard, for so long, to raise a billion dollars and turn out millions of voters deserve better."
Claims that they were snubbed have consumed the conversation on the Obama campaign alumni LinkedIn group, said the first staffer.
The final payday for Obama staffers was the Friday after the election, as opposed to weeks later for the Republican campaign; health insurance was cut off in November as well.
Many Obama staffers remain unemployed.
Heed, o ye minions of ill-gotten faith.
Reportedly a spokesperson for the inaugural committee (who'd also only speak anonymously) said, "the campaign is taking steps to take care of former staffers ... ."
You have to wonder how much that "taking care of" will cost taxpayers yet still not get the job done?