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Worst bosses in Congress
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 21, 2023 01:47AM

Worst Bosses?

Offices with the most staff turnover might also include some of the worst bosses. Some members of Congress get a reputation for being hard to work for, whether due to anger management, shady ethics, poor pay, demanding too much or creating a toxic work environment.

Whatever the reason, the resulting office dysfunction can lead to high turnover, helping to make a member of Congress more ineffectual. One possible side-effect of high turnover is making an office less responsive to constituents while being more dependent on lobbyists for advice.

LegiStorm's collection of congressional staff salary data combined with real-time tracking of staff gives a unique picture of who has the most turnover, and therefore who might be Congress's worst bosses. Below are the current members of the House and Senate with the worst turnover in the most recent year and in prior years. The list was calculated by using annual salary-weighted turnover. For the below "worst bosses" list, we excluded members in leadership since they tend to provide staff plenty of work opportunities outside of the office, such as in national political leadership jobs or prestigious government commissions.

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Re: Worst bosses in Congress
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: September 21, 2023 04:28AM
The senior senator from California was quoted as saying, "I don't get ulcers, I give them." Nevertheless, I have a colleague who spoke with her at length at some convention, and found her to be pleasant and polite. I suspect that some reps are just highly demanding of staff because they are people who get things done. We can also imagine that there are reps who are just jerks.
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Re: Worst bosses in Congress
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 21, 2023 07:40AM
In the Senate lists at least, I only see one repeater in the top ten between 2000-2021 and 2023 - wouldn’t you expect more if this had some reflection on how they were as bosses?

(The one repeater was Ted Cruz; I could believe that.)
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Re: Worst bosses in Congress
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 21, 2023 10:08PM
Looks like the Republicans have a lock on 2023.
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