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techdirt – TSA Agents Absolutely Hate New Pat Downs, Find Them Disgusting And Morale Breaking

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TSA Agents Absolutely Hate New Pat Downs, Find Them Disgusting And Morale Breaking (News You Could Do Without)

by Mike Masnick from the this-is-what-you-get-with-security-theater dept on Friday, November 19th, 2010 @ 11:17AM

One of the common themes that people keep mentioning in talking about the new TSA pat down procedures is that those involved must “enjoy” the groping they’re giving people. But, of course, most TSA agents are normal every day people who don’t actually want to grope random people. Chris Tolles points us to a post from BoardingArea.com, who reached out to some TSA agents and found that many TSA agents hate the new rules and find it to be sapping morale to have to grope passengers. Some of it appears to be the verbal abuse they’re getting from travelers, but some of it is just the fact that they have to keep touching people they’d rather not touch in that way:

“It is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man’s private parts, their butt, their inner thigh. Even worse is having to try and feel inside the flab rolls of obese passengers and we seem to get a lot of obese passengers!”

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