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November 20, 2010

Oh, the poor baby who just has to work for the TSA

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One TSA worker described his work day:
"Molester, pervert, disgusting, an embarrassment, creep. These are all words I have heard today at work describing me, said in my presence as I patted passengers down. These comments are painful and demoralizing, one day is bad enough, but I have to come back tomorrow, the next day and the day after that to keep hearing these comments. If something doesn't change in the next two weeks I don't know how much longer I can withstand this taunting. I go home and I cry. I am serving my country, I should not have to go home and cry after a day of honorably serving my country.

Advice Goddess sets this slob straight:
Sorry, but you're still sexually assaulting me even if the government says it's your job. And it is disgusting and creepy, and worst of all, it's not making us safer, just better-trained at obeying the government.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 20, 2010 5:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

If that dipwad doesn't wish to hear those unkind words, QUIT!

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at November 21, 2010 8:27 AM

I wonder what happens if you ask for your screener to put on fresh gloves before your pat-down?

Posted by: Deborah at November 22, 2010 9:11 AM

To betray one's personal moral code under the wish that you are not ultimately responsible is a lie, and the workers that go home and cry know it. Are they the ones that "go Nazi?". We are witnessing an example of Hayek's theory of why the bad rise to the top: carrying out orders that conflict with personal belief. It is a character flaw.

Posted by: Eve at November 30, 2010 5:02 AM