‘Ground up and spit out’: Inside the Hill staffer Instagram rebellion

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2022
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Pay so low that aides survive on food stamps. Office cultures that drive committed employees to seek mental health support. Staffers of color feeling cut off from pursuing senior roles.

A deluge of anonymous Instagram posts is pulling back the curtain on the ugly secrets of how the Hill treats its most vulnerable workers. An anonymously run account, known as “Dear White Staffers,” has exploded in popularity and is dragging longstanding problems with staff diversity, paltry pay and punishing hours into the light.

It comes at a time when there’s...

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