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.

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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

Renee Gauthier
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems like any general complaint from someone who works with the public.

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't matter which industry you work in, there are always customers who act entitled, and try to blame the staff, when it's usually their fault when a fuck up occurs.

Sander Vermeer
Community Member
1 year ago

'phenenom'

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

People are stupid on a regular day, but add the chaos, confusion and stress of getting to and dealing with the airport and it's amplified x100.

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

i work at a call center and i ask myself almost that same question

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

I asked this question daily for 35 years--about clients and coworkers equally. Try working in a service-related field some day. You'll understand.

Jerry Jurden
Community Member
1 year ago

If you're going to bitch about how stupid people are, at least learn how to spell phenomenon. LOL

Rida Hartdige
Community Member
1 year ago

This would apply to me in the form of "You talking about teachers or students".

Isog Sargent
Community Member
1 year ago

Some passengers fly very seldom. For some they might not have flown for years. You do this every day. Wanna think about that asshat?

Tina Beato
Community Member
1 year ago

Ummmm... what the hell do you wear when not in that tacky uniform that gives you a false sense of bravado? No one needs to dress up for you. The passenger go at their own leisure. You don't know what their situation is. What a bunch of assholes.

Robert Stinson
Community Member
1 year ago

I think you didn't understand

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Christie Wright
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1 year ago

I've been in the service industry for 24 years and I still enjoy serving the customer. If you don't like people work at the animal shelter. It's called having a work ethic and integrity.

Roman Hans
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1 year ago

Says the person who searches people for tiny shampoo bottles for a living.

Kim Lee
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1 year ago

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And exactly what do you do? They make a steady wage and have benefits. If you've ever lived through an event or lost someone to something like 9/11, you would feel inconvenienced by their job but thankful they are there.

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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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