DHS Recruiting TSA Agents via Pizza
If you've flown since September 11, 2001 you know that traveling can tend to be a bit of a pain in the ass. Not just because of the long lines and security check points, but because of the quality of employee at these security check points. I've said for a long time that a job checking bags and doing random strip searches at TSA outposts is just one step above slinging hash at Denny's. For the most part, I don't think I'm wrong.
Sure, there might be some sure fire quality employees in the bunch with more than a high school education, but considering the high number of those employed by the TSA they can't all be winners. So it's no surprise when we see the TSA advertising job opportunities on the back of pizza delivery boxes.
Reported on Federal News Radio, the picture shows an ad on the back of a pizza box advertising jobs with the TSA at Washington D.C. area airports. They are clearly going for the demographic that likes to eat pizza. That's about all I can pull from that, since everyone orders pizza. At least they aren't profiling.
This does raise a larger issue, one which doesn't get discussed as often as it should. Who are these people supposedly securing our nation air travel highways? What kind of training and qualifications do they have?
Basically, you have to be at least 18 and pass a background check, and speak English. Then they slap a pretend badge on you, toss you in front of a scanner and now you are helping keep the country safe from terrorists.
And also making travel a pain for the rest of us.
TSA agents, in my travel experience, are jerks. They are undereducated, unqualified morons with a sudden supposition of power, which they have no problem wielding over you. Here's a good round-up of some of the worst TSA Employees. You can't punch a TSA agent in the mouth, no matter how much they deserve it. They know this, and they act accordingly. Which brings me to my next point - what's the point?Continued on the next page