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The ignorance on this board showed by some people is staggering...

The ignorance on this board showed by some people is staggering...

Old Jul 27, 07, 7:27 pm
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The ignorance on this board showed by some people is staggering...

I was a TSA screener for 2 years and none of you who whine and complain could ever do their jobs for one day. They are only following their rules, which change on an hourly basis sometimes. I wonder if makes people feel better about themselves in that they put down screeners who are just doing their jobs. Pretty sad if you ask me...
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:32 pm
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:33 pm
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:34 pm
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well, if treating people with disrespect it's part of your job then you get what it's coming.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:35 pm
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:39 pm
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well, if treating people with disrespect it's part of your job then you get what it's coming.
I never treated anyone with disrespect but when they treated me that way I gave it right back.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:39 pm
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:42 pm
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putting salt and butter on popcorn.
Me too...this is going to be fun. Tired of good screeners getting walked all over in this forum. There are always bad apples in any job.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:45 pm
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I done alway wanna be a screener an I passa the test but I wanna make more mony. So I decid to becum a nuclearphsyisicist.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:47 pm
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I done alway wanna be a screener an I passa the test but I wanna make more mony. So I decid to becum a nuclearphsyisicist.
Just made my point...
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:51 pm
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I never treated anyone with disrespect but when they treated me that way I gave it right back.
Great philosophy for a "security professional". Thanks Comrade Daschle!
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:54 pm
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I never treated anyone with disrespect but when they treated me that way I gave it right back.
This is part of the problem you don't see. It really is not your right to "give back" anything to anyone while you are on the job. If someone treats you with disrespect, you have the right to walk away or call your supervisor. That's it. You are not allowed to start a pissing contest with the passengers. You are a public servant, and therein lies the problem. None of you have been taught what that means.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:56 pm
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OK, Seriously.

Except for the "bad apples" that we agree exist in all jobs, I don't think anyone here is dumping on screeners qua screeners. Individual screeners are generally respected as individuals (despite the assumption of many that they have made a poor choice of jobs).

"Generic screeners" are dumped on as a proxy for everything that is wrong with the TSA and DHS.

Please don't mistake criticism for the group as criticism of individuals except as specifically indicated.

Your comment about "dishing it back" will certainly be so noted.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:56 pm
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Great philosophy for a "security professional". Thanks Comrade Daschle!

I shouldn't say right back, it takes a lot to get me going. All the complaining and arguing is just wasting your time. I was getting paid while you were just arguing with me, going in one ear and out the other type deal. Like I said, just following rules. If you want to complain, go to a supervisor.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 7:58 pm
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OK, Seriously.

Except for the "bad apples" that we agree exist in all jobs, I don't think anyone here is dumping on screeners qua screeners. Individual screeners are generally respected as individuals (despite the assumption of many that thay have made a poor choice of jobs).

"Generic screeners" are dumped on as a proxy for everything that is wrong with the TSA and DHS.

Please don't mistake criticism for the group as criticism of individuals except as specifically indicated.

That's all I wanted to hear, thank you birdstrike. It's a VERY small group of people that post on here that irk me. Just wanted to voice my opinion that not all screeners are bad, they are just doing their jobs. Everyone makes mistakes but they are out in the open under a magnifying glass as they should be. Wasn't trying to piss off anyone by starting this thread but it just bugged me. One last thing before I go, some signature, I think it's a MOD's, has something like "X-RAY machines cannot detect an explosive device" YES they can... or I should say some of the new models can. They detect certain densities in the substances being scanned and bring attention to it.

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