Tomorrow morning, you get a call on your phone. It’s John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff. He says: “I’ve been a lurker on the SDMB for years, and I really like what you bring to the table. You’re smart, you have good ideas, and you’re on our team. I want you to work for President Trump.”
He then goes on to describe a job that’s right up your alley. You like national security policy? Well, there’s a job on the National Security Council with your name on it. Like communications? Just so happens they are looking for a person. Like traveling? The President needs a bag man for Air Force One.
There’s a good salary involved – call it $170,000 or so. Of course it’s the White House, so the pressure is considerable.
But the test of this scenario is: would you work at a job where you are right under President Trump? He’s watching you, you have access to him, and all that goes along with that.
Do you take the job?
Inspired of course by the NY Times op/ed by the White House staffer who is trying to keep the President away from the knife drawer and the poison under the sink.