TSA Employee Shortage

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    TSA Employee Shortage
    Wonder if this is also happening elsewhere.
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Looks as if departures have increased from 6 per day to about 10 per day on small turboprop aircraft. Enplanements seem to run about 12,000/year. And for this the TSA is "needed."
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If a person had any personal standards above none they wouldn't work for TSA.
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    One of my best friends actually flies out of that airport. It's her home airport.

    There are a lot of people coming in and out of the area for work from all over the country (probably out of the country, as well).

    This airport uses, get this, hand held metal detectors to wand passengers. No WTMD, no NoS. I'm not even sure they have x-rays to screen baggage.
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sooner or later, they're going to have to get equipment to feel just as important as all the other airports out there.
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It'd be a far, far better place we live in if they were completely unable to fill those positions because everyone had a conscience and morals.

    As it stands now, it's still too easy for the TSA to find people willing to pretend to be doing "security" stuff while molesting people for a paycheck.
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  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    And pilfering!!
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That's a given. The problem is that there still appear to be some people who're in the TSA not because they want to steal, but because they honestly believe that it's OK to pretend to be doing security stuff while sticking their hands into people's pants simply to earn a paycheck - probably because they're unqualified for anything resembling real work.
  10. I know they're chronically short on employees in rural Alaska, but that may be a quirk of the populace -- most people living in the bush would rather eke out a subsistence lifestyle hunting and fishing than deal with bureaucratic theatrics. That's why they live out there.

    I also noticed their big employment ad in the Anchorage freebie ads newspaper that clutters up the mailbox once a week, the one I use to line the litter box. I wonder if anybody actually reads that thing.
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  11. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    As the job market improves things like this will only get worse. Who in their right mind would want to work for the most despised agency in government so they can do same-sex gropes? Slackers, Whackers, and Gung-Ho Guys, that's who. :eek:
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  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Part of the problem is TSA's habit of only hiring part time or doing split shifts, especially at smaller airports. Who wants to work departures from say 0500 til 0930 then return for the arrivals from 1530 til 2100 or such. I wouldn't do it.

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