I believe that Plunkitt was very serious about patriotism’s connection to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election.
Plunkitt’s followers could easily get a job after Tammany Hall won an election because with fellow patriot friends in office the odds were much higher to be able to get a job. With more patriots in the office and at work Tmmany would have better success and support in future terms.
Plunkitt was a great success in getting people to join his side, and helped many people obtain jobs. Thanks to Plunkitt’s seriousness many fellow Tammany patriots thought very highly of him.