Hi there friends

Discussion in 'New Users' started by Nathan J. Ringroos, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nathan J. Ringroos

    Nathan J. Ringroos Original Member

    I'm not a big fan of the TSA, to be honest. Hence, my quitting some years ago. Are there any ex employees or what have you who hang around these parts? Or would I be the only one? Unfortunately, no one has created a "former TSA employee eviscerates the organization as a former insider" site...yet.
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Welcome, Nathan! We have a couple of ex-TSOs here. The most notable of which is Bill Forster. I'm glad you found us and look forward to hearing some "insider tips!"
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Welcome to TUG. You're more than welcome to share what you know here. There are several other screeners & former screeners here, but you'll have to find each other. We try not to finger people.

    There used to be a Screeners Central site, but it's been defunct for years. Reportedly its webmaster's wife was a screener, and some unwelcomed pressure was brought to bear.
  4. Nathan J. Ringroos

    Nathan J. Ringroos Original Member

    OK, cool. Yeah, I'm definitely in the screener/former screener camp, heh. All in all a very....absurd job, as any thinking man woman/screener will probably attest. If I had to sum it all up in less than 20 characters: Catch-22/Kafkaesque. I'll definitely be in and out to provide some entertainment insight etc.
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    The more the merrier!

    Welcome to TUG, Nathan!
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes, welcome. although I really wish you had *recently* been employed and could leak some SSI.......
    has TSA always had a death wish? The scope and grope looks like the TSA playing russian roulette with five live ones in the chamber. Like they honestly think they can do anything and get away with anything with no eventual consequence...have you heard any rumblings about pistole from your former colleagues?
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  7. Nathan J. Ringroos

    Nathan J. Ringroos Original Member

    The average screener honestly knows less about TSA than any well-informed, news-reading TSA-interested citizen, in my opinion. Everything besides the specific little trivial things such as "These are the exact steps to the security dance and words to the (expletive deleted) song that accompanies it" are pretty much readily available to the public, I'd say. Of course, as I recall, the exact steps to the pat down dance sometimes get leaked, too. It's all extremely low level security. The disparity between that level of actual security and the power and authority that the organization has staked claim on is one of the biggest problems the people have had with TSA, I would think.
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  8. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Welcome aboard! :)^
    I believe it.
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  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I'd suspect most screeners really don't like the hands on the glands approach any more than the passengers. The problem is that TSA might be hiring folks now that do like it...
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  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Hi there! Really interested to hear more of your insights.

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