TSA Refuses to Hire One-Armed Man

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  1. sobore
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    http://nation.foxnews.com/tsa/2011/07/27/tsa-refuses-hire-one-armed-man


    A former Queens boxer is fighting to knock out a federal ruling that he can't work as an airport screener because he was born with only one hand.
    Michael Constantino, 32, insists he's perfectly capable of working as a screener for the Transportation Security Administration.
    "Anyone that knows me knows it's ridiculous for them to say I can't open luggage," Constantino told the Daily News. "I've fought in the Golden Gloves. I work out with former world champions. Opening luggage would be pretty easy for me.


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    "It's wrong what they did, and they should learn from their mistakes."

    True in so many ways!
     
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    problem is, he's too honest. they'd hire him if he were a one-armed bandit.
     
  4. SC Flier
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    I'd also like back pay from all of my employers that didn't hire me as quickly as they could have.
     
  5. Captain Oveur
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    Someone is suing to become a TSA screener.

    Just let that soak in for a minute.
     
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    Have you looked at the unemployment rate recently? And I suspect the job opportunities for a one-handed man aren't the greatest to begin with. Plus...if you can get back wages for the time you weren't working... :D

    Interesting how the story is headlined "one-armed man" in the foxnews story when it appears the original story reports the man's missing a hand, not an entire arm.
     
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    I thought that the TSA wasn't supposed to have any armed men?
     
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    LOL ;-) Fixed typo
     
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    I now have a better understanding about why my luggage looks so beat up after checking it.
     
  10. Captain Oveur
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    Yes, I have heard something about the employment issues lately.

    Then, should this guy be vilified for going after the easiest target (which happens to be our tax money)?
     
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    I'd rather have honest quadriplegics staffing TSA than some of the people I've run into (DEN, SJC, LAX, DFW, etc. you know who you are!) SEA, IAH, and surprisingly SFO are my most pleasant screening experiences despite the brief "What is your name?" issue.
     
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    Tell the many Milepointers who helped themselves to your and my tax money by milking the Mint.

    I have no idea what the requirements are for a TSA agent and if his guy would be able to perform the job. If the courts find that he wasn't treated fairly, I do think that he should be compensated for his economic loss. Doesn't matter that the prospective employer was the government. Of course, if the court determines that his case is without merit because he doesn't meet the job requirements, then he should be sent packing (and personally I think the court costs should be paid by the loser in case of a frivolous lawsuit).
     
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    I find that the most professional and polite TSA employees are at smaller airports. That said, despite all the negative press I haven't really run into a lot of really bad apples (and I say that as someone who's opting out of getting radiated each time, so I "cause" them extra hassle :). )
     
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    That's odd though. Didn't Lucky from 'One Mile at a time' get massaged, sorry I mean, patted down by a one armed TSA agent once? Maybe they fear that, as a former boxer, he might not have the gentle 'touch' required to correctly feel up travelers... :rolleyes:
     
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    Either way, I don't think he has a leg to stand on.
     
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    If I get that TSO and he asks me to say my name, I'm so going to say, "Richard Kimball."

    Now I'm waiting for a 6-fingered TSO so I can say, "My name is mikeef. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

    Mike
     
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    How come? I thought TSA did not have right things to do, He had it right to hiring work for airport screener. He can handle himself and he is capable.
     

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