A few months ago, an investigation uncovered a secret Border Patrol Facebook group. The group was filled with vulgar, sexist and racist posts that were made by federal border agents. From an obscene illustration featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to jokes about migrant deaths, the content left many people completely baffled. And if you think that group was bad, well, as it turns out, TSA employees are no better.

Recently, NBC Washington revealed that Transportation Security Administration employees have their own Facebook group with 18,000 current and former employees called TSA Breakroom. The employees used it to vent about their managers, coworkers and of course the travelers who, in some cases, were described as 'idiots'. Posts were filled with hate, frustration, crudeness and racial stereotypes. While the group is no longer available, NBC Washington managed to gather some of the absolutely outrageous posts.

Even though TSA made a statement to News4 I-Team in which they stated that the page "is not affiliated with TSA" and "an employee's off-duty internet use must not adversely reflect on TSA", the posts clearly demonstrate problems within the institution. An audit by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General cited staff turnover, shortages, pay and “excessive use of overtime” as causes of lower job satisfaction and morale.

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Renee Gauthier
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1 year ago

I don't think that is that bad. Just being realistic & funny about what the gloves look like.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

Poor kid.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago (edited)

Just doing their job. Customers who say they’ve already been checked elsewhere blah blah blah are asshats. Just get checked and leave, you’re holding up the damn line.

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Stille20
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1 year ago

Yea, you don't get to dictate what the TSA searches. The note was pretty delusional.

Calypso poet
Community Member
1 year ago

That note was just asking for trouble!

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Anonymous
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1 year ago

Well, so basically you let a personal issue come in the way of doing your job... unorofessional, maybe?

Master Markus
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. Search the bag all you want, but throwing in a stack of inspection notices is just a stupid thing to do.

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

That's really petty. Good to know you can't trust them even a little bit

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

By checking your bag in at the airport, you automatically consent to whatever searching the TSA decides to do. Notes are utterly meaningless. They will search your bag if it the scanners flag it for search. I used to carry film with me in lead safes, they were inspected 100% of the time, even though they had the required stickers reporting them as film.

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Janelle Collard
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1 year ago

Never be a jerk to the people who can keep you from making your flight. #commonsense.

mo 모
Community Member
1 year ago

just reminds you yet again how miserable tsa workers are

L McN
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree, but doesn't a person who has, IDK, valuable items in their bag (maybe not monetary but stuff they depend on like INSULIN in a higher quantity than allowed through the check in) at least deserve to be notified that their bag was check, so they can inventory it BEFORE they leave the airport at their arrival? (Not after they get to the hotel only to discover the insulin was not put back!)

P Webb
Community Member
1 year ago

Reasonable. If you walk into an airport wearing a t-shirt that reads, "RELAX! NO BOMBS ARE HIDDEN UP MY BUTT!" Guess who's getting a cavity search?

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

He/she's right--you can't out-petty the government.

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagining her face when she opens her luggage!

Randy Paddock
Community Member
1 year ago

TSA agents have caught nothing more then being thieves /drug users waste of time had two law suits won against them for theft for this reason

Steve Doza
Community Member
1 year ago

You guy's are public servants. It's your Job to keep people safe. Not to give people a hard time and get a kick out of it. Your TSA agents not masters of the universe come back down to earth and stomp the ego down . Your nothing but a bunch of power happy losers. Drive home in your stupid broke ass cars and get bent.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

I too was a public servant, as the people committing the most fraud took care to tell me. My sympathies are completely with the employee. Just in passing--what have you tried to run fraudulent through the system lately?

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Tina Beato
Community Member
1 year ago

Disgusting

Master Markus
Community Member
1 year ago

"Heffa"?

Arran Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Heifer, probably. Calling her a female cow.

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Michelle Hernandez
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1 year ago

But did they steal or break something? If not then keep things moving- don't annoy the already annoyed TSA agent.

Lemon
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly, I think they should've respected her space...But, you do you TSA, you do you.

BG Rey
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, with an attitude like hers there might be a hidden bomb in her underwear! Check it all for our sakes!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

That's why I don't put a fragile sticker on packages when I'm sending stuff out even if it is. It's just an invitation for petty a**holes to mess with it even worse.

Shari Pierre
Community Member
1 year ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂

Kit Cassidy
Community Member
1 year ago

Is anyone concerned about how amazingly sexist this person is? Like petty, sure, be petty whatever, but calling a woman a cow just because you feel slighted is just fucking rude. He never even saw the person who owned the bag, this is just how he automatically thinks about women. This guy is a hostile work environment lawsuit waiting to happen.

Skellitor301
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I'm willing to bet he knew it was a woman based on what was in or on the bag, likely a name badge people put on their luggage or he found a photo of the owner in one of those 'in case found locate this person' sections of the bag. It could also have been just the fact there were female articles of clothing that had her sizes which are easily viewable when exploring a bag. Also, how do you know the TSA agent was a male? there was nothing in that post that gave away the agent's gender at all. Talk about hypocritical sexism.

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Gin Marie
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1 year ago

They aren't keeping us safe. My duffel bag still had Iraqi sand on it and was stuffed full of uniforms and a pair of bloody bootlaces when some TSA worker went through my bag and stole all my DVDs. Thank God that brave worker protected me from my own DVDs. The TSA also stopped my unit from RE-boarding OUR OWN BLOODY PLANE when we stopped at Baltimore Airport to stretch our legs. That plane probably had two weapons for every soldier on it, guarded by a bunch of colonels and one general, and but these TSA bastards made us take off our boots, our belts, and our over-blouses. Eighteen hours earlier, we'd been in Baghdad, and the airport we were in was completely empty except for cleaning crews, but they stopped us.

P Webb
Community Member
1 year ago

So you expect TSA to not inspect people from a plane that just came in from Iraq?

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Martin Mcbride
Community Member
1 year ago

THAT demonstrates why most people hate the sight of TSA agents

Electric Ed
Community Member
1 year ago

Only in the USA does the authorities break into my luggage (BREAKING the lock!), and leave a not saying essentially "fuck you, we got the right to do this". Not even a "sorry for the trouble we caused you".

P Webb
Community Member
1 year ago

Your luggage is not supposed to have a lock on it! They will cut off the locks because there is not enough time to stop everything while a TSA employee searches for you to get the key.

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Guy MacGregor
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1 year ago

37,7° in international units

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LuckyL
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1 year ago

But that probably wasn't even a lie... it really depends on the airport

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

"you talking about passengers or co workers?" "Yes." MOOD

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Anna McHugh
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1 year ago

Sorry, what exactly is wrong with this? The person is cold. There is a heat-source. Person is only proving that they're not a numpty by applying heat from source to cold extremities.

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

This is profiling, not racist. If a large percentage of travelers from China (usually Chinese) bring prohibited items with them, then a whole group not having anything is an outlier and worthy of a little nod. Nothing wrong with that.

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Anonymous
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1 year ago

That's actually horrible??? Just because you have a crappy unfulfilling life, Susan, doesn't mean you should feel joy when others lose theirs. Learn to be happy. This is some real grinchness here.

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Gemma Read
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1 year ago

Wilvander, you realise that it was the TSA that someone else was shouting at right? Not the other way around?

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Guy MacGregor
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1 year ago

Need a translation for this professional slang here

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Steven Campbell
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1 year ago (edited)

Why I've started flying out of DCA over IAD

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Dynein
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1 year ago

I would expect security measures within one country - or at least one state - to be the same! This is not about preferences such as shoes on or off, this is about safety!

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Marcellus the Third
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1 year ago

And why is this post here? OK I need my life back, can't believe I'm this far down and still nothing to enjoy/get upset so far.

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Pseudo Puppy
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1 year ago

SSSS = Secondary Security Screening Selection. LLLL = you're pre-check approved. I believe it stands for "Laptop Liquid Light-jacket Line" (ie the line where you don't need to remove your laptop, liquids, or light-jacket, in order to be scanned). (according to google research & the TSA-related websites)

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Tara
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1 year ago

I don’t get it...

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