Whistle-blowing witch grounded by TSA

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  1. Funtodoimpossible
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    Whistle-blowing witch grounded by TSA

    Wiccan is fired after complaint about casting spells — and after she complained about lax security at the airport

    Here's a situation for all you aspiring managers: If you were the boss at a U.S. government agency and one of your employees complained that she was afraid of a co-worker's religious practices, what would you do?

    Would it change your decision if the religion were Wicca, and the employee feared her co-worker because she thought she might cast a spell on her?

    Here's how the Transportation Security Administration handled it:

    It fired the witch.
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41959553/ns/business-us_business/

    This is not my headline, I copied it verbatium from MSNBC, so I will apologize if it offends anyone. Ugh...they can't even treat their own employees right, as passengers we're doomed.
     
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    She busted someone for $30,000 in cash? Mission creep.
     
  3. Captain Oveur
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    This whole thing personifies what a terrible place the TSA is to work at.

    I'm not saying that in a blanket fashion to bash the TSA, as there are many other reasons to justify that comment.

    What I shake my head at is how this woman was one of the best at Albany at detecting weapons. An airport with a documented track record of failure: http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2007/07/19/tsa-seizes-water-lets-bombs-through/

    Sounds like the TSA spin doctors will be earning their paychecks this week.
     
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    Always try to hide in plain sight.;):D
     
  5. Travel2Food
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    Sounds like a witch hunt to me....
     
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    Sadly, another example of workplace bullying succeeding by Mary the former mentor. Letting someone go that was able to deal well with elderly travelers but keeping someone that would enact petty intimidating tactics (forcing her to read the manual while a pair stands over her shoulder) This goes a long way towards credibility (not!)
     
  7. gobluetwo
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    But she's a witch! She turned me into a newt!!! :p

    No, that's not inappropriate at all.
     
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    I got betta.
     
  9. pjoalfa
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    Only almost 400 years later we are back to witch hunting? Astounding. I realize there are a lot more stupid people than smart people out there, but can the smart people please figure out a way to take over?
     
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    I'm totally bringing a voodoo doll (dressed as a TSA agent, of course) in my backpack next time I go through security. Maybe some pins, also.

    Mike
     

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