TSA Fires 14 After Drinking Incident

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/2127/20120701/tsa-drinking-incident-14-fired-new-york.htm

    After having to fire workers for sleeping on the job and firing more employees for being implicated in a bribery scandal, the Associated Press is reporting that the Transportation Security Administration is now firing eight federal air marshals in the New York office, including a supervisor, for allegedly drinking alcohol during a training day. In addition, the TSA is suspending six more individuals for not reporting the misconduct, the agency said on Friday.

    While one of the employees accused had probationary status and was therefore immediately fired, all of the other workers can appeal the decision. At the time the AP article was written, the TSA wasn't sure if any workers had retained attorneys.

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    wow, TSA seems to be cracking down.
     
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    Bribery, sleeping on the job and drinking. After being fired they should all run for Congress.
     
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    It's more likely a case of "bragging" about being tough, in light of a lot of Congressional pressure and a lot of criticism.
     
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    Part of it might be screening, but another thing to consider is maturity. I have known a few co-workers who's kids have gone to work for TSA or HS right out of college. I have also seen many more young people manning the posts when I am traveling. While they should realize the gravity of what they are doing at 22-24, many don't and then things like this happen.
     

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