TSA – Morale Falling Among Transportation Safety Officers
I got an email about this from Dad. Morale appears to be falling among the Transportation Safety Officers (TSOs) of the TSA and it’s directly connected to the perverted body scanners and “enhanced pat downs” that have been introduced lately.
Here’s a couple of bits of the story from boardingarea.com:
Well, cry me a river.
More than a few people have tried to tell me that the TSOs are “just doing their jobs” as a way to excuse their conduct. I’ve heard that “jobs are tough to find these days” as well. Really? I only live in Nevada where unemployment is over 14% and there’s no improvement in sight. I know jobs are tough to find these days.
I seem to recall others using the excuse that they were “just following orders” and it didn’t fly then, either. Every TSO has the choice to leave their job at any time. Nobody has them shackled to their work station, nor is anyone threatening them with harm if they quit. Just doing their jobs doesn’t cut it for me. Not by a long shot.
As for the requirement to have some form of income, well it doesn’t hold much water with me either. Someone I know who’s very pro-life tried using that argument on me and I asked if she would work at an abortion clinic. She conceded the point. One thing I didn’t bring up was the fact that we now have 99 weeks of unemployment in the USA. If you can’t find a job other than at the TSA in 99 weeks, I don’t know how you could possibly be qualified to do the job. I’m not the only one who feels this way either. Just look at the comments in the article – especially the comments (comment 1 / comment 2) from the 3rd year law student who’s qualified to act as an attorney in Washington, DC.
Before anyone goes off on me for beating up on the guys and gals in the trenches / airports while leaving the head honchos alone, I’ll tell you that I consider those higher-ups to be even worse.
If you want to disarm me while I’m aboard an airplane, I’ll live with it. If you want to look through my bag, x-ray my shoes, and run me through a metal detector, I’ll deal with it. But I do have a line between what is acceptable to me and what is not. The only people who should see me naked should be the people I want to expose myself to. Government agents aren’t on that list. The same thing goes for the people who get to feel me up.
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