Idle De Blasio Staffers Sitting Around Playing Cards, Watching Netflix While Waiting for Appointments

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 at 8:11 am
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This boob Bill DeBlasio was elected 10 weeks ago and still hasn’t gotten around to making appointments? Way to hit the ground running, Commie Boy.

More than a dozen mayoral staffers have been awaiting job placements for three weeks — and have so little to do that they’re watching Netflix and playing cards while on the government payroll, The Post has learned.

The staffers, ranging from entry-level employees to managers and deputy advisers — and who worked for Mayor de Blasio when he was the city’s public advocate — had been promised better titles and salaries in the new administration, according to a source.

But since de Blasio took office on Jan. 2, they’ve been “twiddling their thumbs” in a third-floor office at 253 Broadway across from City Hall watching movies, playing cards, learning a second language or going on afternoon shopping sprees downtown.

The bored staffers have even been betting on how late the persistently tardy mayor will be at his press conferences.

All are collecting salaries.

“They’ve very demoralized, very frustrated and very bored. There’s a lot of tension because none of them knows what’s happening,” said the source.

“It’s like, come on — you could have figured this out a long time ago.”

The de Blasio staffers — some of whom have been with him for several years and others who pitched in on his campaign even when he was running in fourth place — aren’t the only ones waiting to be assigned jobs.

A host of agencies — including the departments of Buildings, Parks and City Planning, as well as the Housing Authority — are operating without commissioners.

We knew this clown would be a disaster. Just didn’t think he’d implode this quickly. One person who isn’t waiting around is his wife, who’s already scouting a plum City Hall office while putting Al Sharpton’s sidekick on the payroll.

  A longtime aide to the Rev. Al Sharpton was hired Monday to be New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief of staff, at an annual salary of $170,000.

The appointment of Rachel Noerdlinger — rumored since Friday — was announced to cheers by Mayor de Blasio during the annual Martin Luther King Day tribute at Sharpton’s headquarters in Harlem.

Noerdlinger’s hiring and her six-figure salary are the latest signs of the extensive influence McCray will have in her husband’s administration.

Well, at least we know who’s calling the shots. Guess they’re waiting on Sharpton to make De Blasio’s appointments.

7 Responses to “Idle De Blasio Staffers Sitting Around Playing Cards, Watching Netflix While Waiting for Appointments”

  1. John on 21/21/14 at 9:55 am

    Given the political leanings of de Blasio’s staff and supporters, having them in a room for three weeks twiddling their thumbs and watching Netflix is probably the most responsible and fiscally conservative thing he’s going to do in his entire term.

  2. Nick Shaw on 21/21/14 at 10:45 am

    Jesus H. Christ! The wife of a mayor needs a chief of staff at $170K a year?
    Socialists really do believe in redistribution!
    From you to them!
    New York City deserves what’s coming to them!

  3. Nick Shaw on 21/21/14 at 10:50 am

    One has to wonder how much “First Lady Chirlane McCray” is going to pull down for her unelected position as the real mayor of New York.

  4. PJ on 21/21/14 at 12:30 pm

    The staffers need to realize that their job, in the sense of working, is over: he’s elected.

    Now all that’s left is looting the treasury. Once they get a title, they can stop coming to work and start spending all that money! Just like the chief of staff for the wife.

  5. mojo on 21/21/14 at 3:14 pm

    “Partners” now get publicly-funded offices and hire Chiefs of Staff, in the Brave New City…

    Oh, man, how fucked is New York?

  6. JB1000 on 21/21/14 at 3:43 pm

    Are these staffers New York Democrats or not?

    “Dear Generalisimo Supremo DeBlasio, I wish the Park and Recreation job. I will kick back X% of my salary and the budget in exchange for the job. Thank You, your ever loyal lackey, XXXX”