TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Great. Paying for athletic shoes and 3XX shorts.:rolleyes:
    Doesn't this story warrant a push to bring up the uniforms themselves again as in Blackburn's bill?
  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    There are some baggage areas that are not climate controlled (certain areas of CLT for example). While I disagree with much of the stuff in the contract, the ability to wear shorts in a sequestered baggage area that is not climate controlled - I have to agree with them on that one. I have worked baggage at CLT in the summer, and it was in the 125 range, and with the equipment running and the normal 70% + humidity, shorts make a huge difference. As for the relaxation of the tat rules, terrible decision. When I first came here, the regs indicated that if you had tats down past the bottom of your short sleeve, you were required to wear a long sleeve shirt - no exceptions. For a period of time, we had guys wearing bandages over their tats and refusing the long sleeves, a handful of writeups and we were back on track. Now it seems you can ink all the way down and it makes no mention on whether there is a clause about socially acceptable content either. Will see what they come up with in the final wording.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If you had said PHX, that might have been believable, with a record high of 122 degrees F.

    The record high for CLT is 104, with a heat index record of 110.

    In any case, I don't care what the TSA's dress code is, as long as taxpayers aren't footing the bill to dress their own molesters in fake cop costumes just so they can grope with "authoritah."

    I'd be even happier if the entirety of the current TSA "employees" were homeless and jobless, but not incarcerated - because incarceration would mean that taxpayers were still footing the bill for clothing, feeding, and housing the collective of defectives.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not buying 125 degrees. Besides clothing is a safety issue when working around any kind of machinery.

    As far as the tats rule, I kinda understand this seeing how jailhouse tats and TSA employees go hand in hand.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Becky Akers @ LRC Blog: Fashions at the TSA

    The morons and perverts who grope passengers at airports are all a-twitter because for the first time ever, their bosses have “ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).” This “contract… was in negotiation for about a year…” And what did that momentous palaver accomplish, aside from rooking taxpayers out of yet more money for these leeches (whose "uniform allowances [will] nearly double to $446 per year”; one astute analyst points out that they'll "get to spend [sic for 'waste'] more taxpayer money on their uniforms every year than a United States Marine Corps lieutenant can spend in a lifetime")? It “sets policies in areas including scheduling of shifts and vacation time, uniform allowances and dress codes.” Yes, no molehill is too small for the unions to inflate to mountainous proportions: your sexual assailant may now wear shorts while he gate-rapes you.

    Given the size and downright ugliness of the TSA’s shirkforce, shorts may well spell the agency's end as passengers flee airports in sheer revulsion. Ancient Greece with its Gorgons had nothing on the TSA and LaWanda's thunder-thighs.
    Meanwhile, the agency’s victims can wage their own fashion war with a T-shirt reading, “I got to second base with a TSA screener.” Primae noctis, here we come! (Thanks to Michael for the link.)
  6. I don't know that I pay $446 a year for my entire wardrobe. And I buy expensive shoes.
  7. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    With the machinery and vehicles running in and out of that area, 125 was what was on the thermo. Phoenix would be even worse, when I was out there, it was 122 the Saturday of our trip, and the heat just sucks the moisture right out of you, I was waking up every couple of hours to drink water just to stay somewhat hydrated - I can't imagine what it would be like in a baggage area that didn't have some form of climate control.
  8. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    In my state if a company requires you to wear something specific like a shirt with the company's logo they have to supply it but if your "uniform" is a plain white shirt and black pants or a plain blue shirt with khaki pants for example you have to buy those yourself including non slip shoes if that is a requirement also. And this includes minimum wage employees. There isn't any reason, in my opinion, the TSA can't supply the "cop wannabe shirts" and the "I'm a badass fake tin badge" and the employees can foot the bill for the rest of their ensemble. I've worn uniforms for work my entire adult life and never spent over $400 a year on any of it - including good supportive shoes.
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It hasn't hit 122 in PHX since 1990, and that was on a Tuesday.

    I'd know. I was working door-to-door that day in a suit and tie.
  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Awesome! ^ What better way to present TSA employees for what they are; not "officers" but entry level unskilled workers, so anything that takes away from the policeman's costume is fine with me. ;) Ready for your grope? Here comes your male assist in shorts, Reeboks and funky tats! :eek:

    I worked for US Airways for 15 years, and have been in the guts of the CLT terminal many times. I think your mind is playing tricks on you.
  11. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I was simply quoting what was on the thermometer on the wall. That and the fact that I was sweating buckets and when I left, I had a baggage shirt that was soaked with a salt V and had personally raised Gatorades stock by about 5%!
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    You just don't appreciate how much it costs for a fine pair of Nikes.:D
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  13. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member


    In Marsha Blackburn's FOX piece she suggests limiting TSA personnel to airports might help on the wardrobe requirements.
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