A. Um, no. Your chief of staff does not need to know. And they probably wonít care, even if they did know.
Itís a fairly juvenile move to shirk work-related phone calls from an ex. Editorializing aside, perhaps see if one of your co-workers can help contact the office until everyone calms down, grows up and realizes that life goes on even when relationships fizzle.
But this is assuming you are calling him/her with work-related items. If youíre reaching out for anything other than strictly official business, it might be time to hold off for now.
Q. This is my first recess on the Hill and it is slooooow. Any advice on how to make the most of the downtime?
A. Network. Meet people for coffee, learn about their jobs, brush up on the old contact list. If you donít want to leave your desk, pull out your old issues of Roll Call and catch up on your reading. Hill Navigator is a good place to start!
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