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TSA Agents Rant About Passengers in Secret Facebook Group

TSA Agents Rant About Passengers in Secret Facebook Group
Jennifer Billock

Employees of another government agency—this time the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—were just found to have yet another secret Facebook group where they complain about the job and badmouth passengers, similar to the Department of Homeland Security’s secret group unearthed a few months ago.

Some employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may be in hot water pretty soon as the discovery of a secret Facebook group for agents has come to light. Similar to the Department of Homeland Security group that was discovered earlier this year, the group is populated with TSA employees who complain about the job and passengers they encounter during the workday. About 18,000 TSA agents were members of the now-deleted page, called TSA Breakroom.

The posts in TSA Breakroom mostly focused on venting about management and passengers, which led to a large amount of racist, homophobic, and bigoted posts. Content included agents making fun of Chinese passengers, ranting about gender identity regulations, pictures of people the agents considered overweight, and a mass amount of posts referring to passengers as idiots.

The TSA has acknowledged the group exists, but note that it’s not under the agency’s purview.

“It is a private site that is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by TSA,” a TSA spokesperson told the Daily Mail. “As such, TSA does not monitor the site. The Code of Conduct for TSA employees provides that an employee’s off-duty internet use must not adversely reflect on TSA or negatively impact its mission, cause embarrassment to the agency, or cause the public and/or TSA to question the employee’s reliability, judgment, or trustworthiness.”

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13 Comments

  1. OUTraveling

    November 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    I would comment but I think its uncouth to make fund of the kids that took the short bus to school.

  2. OUTraveling

    November 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    FUN, dang. I might have to join the line for the short bus or go to AA meetings.

  3. davistev

    November 1, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    One only has to pass thru B terminal LAX to see how the doggy brigade treats passengers. They line up the passengers in pairs, yell to stop, yell to go and then yell even louder when someone does not understand their instrctions or slow down when the dog walks in front of them. Keep in mind that many many of the passengers do not understand English. Some passengers yell back at them for treating them like sheep or as if they are being marched to a camp.

  4. speedbrds

    November 1, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    That’s okay. Those people are a complete waste of air and time. I could write worse, but that wouldn’t be nice. This is the one agency in the US that needs to be completely removed. They have done nothing but screwed up air travel. TSA think they’re GOD.

  5. hedoman

    November 2, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Happy they have space to vent. Better than loading the AK 47 and bringing it to work.

  6. bostontraveler

    November 3, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Why am I not surprised? I am surprised, however, that CBP doesn’t have a similar one.

  7. AsiaTravel2019

    November 3, 2019 at 9:56 am

    TSA puts on a daily production to create the illusion of safe air travel. The reality is almost everything they do doesn’t matter.

  8. Dr. HFH

    November 3, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Sounds as though a fair number of TSA employees will be looking for new jobs.

  9. junglematt

    junglematt

    November 4, 2019 at 12:24 am

    The mouth breathers are calling the passengers idiots?

    Keep the group. It’s not as if my (or anyone else’s) opinion of the TSA can get any worse.

  10. arrow2fast

    November 4, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I think that the passengers should have an OPEN and PUBLIC group where they can trash obnoxious TSA agents, including their names,
    and give them score, depending how annoying and incompetent the agent was.

    much more useful than rating the passengers.
    We, the passengers, do not get paid from the taxpayers money for flying, and hence don’t have to strive to attain high standard of professionalism.
    right?

  11. KRSW

    November 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    They still need to strip these buffoons of their blue shirts and tin stars. Their egos didn’t seem as inflated, and they looked far more professional before the faux-cop uniforms.

  12. Moyerclan

    November 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    It was a private group, I have no problem with it. All workers gripe over bosses, customers and so on. The poor sods are low paid, low respect and in a very public situation. I can admit that folks in the medical field need to decompress a bit also within private groups. As long as it stays there its therapeutic.

  13. OverTheHorizon

    November 10, 2019 at 11:48 am

    A Facebook group of TSA staff salting pad ?

    They should come and read our secret pax page and see what we write about THEM 😁😁😁

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