- People claiming to be TSA agents in the USA took to secret-sharing app Whisper
- One confessed to patting down ‘very attractive women’ given any chance
- Another claims he is ‘forced’ to profile Middle Eastern passengers
Staff claiming to be employed by America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been sharing anecdotes about their role.
And there have been some unsettling confessions.
Writing on secret-sharing forum Whisper, one stated: ‘I’m a TSA agent. I always pull really attractive women to the side and say they’re suspicious so I can touch them.’
Another wrote, somewhat worryingly: ‘I work for the TSA and have no idea what to look at when I X-ray people’s bags’.
And another revealed: ‘I’m super nice to the Middle Easter passengers because I know how hard they have it in airports.’
Since there’s no way to verify these claims, however, all should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Staff claiming to be employed by America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been sharing anecdotes about their role
Writing on the secret-sharing forum Whisper, there was a broad range of confessions
This user says they go out of their way to be kind to certain passengers who can have a tough time because of their nationality
Since there’s no way to verify these claims, all should be taken with a pinch of salt – this one in particular
Clearly not such a fan of their profession, this worker accused ‘white people’ of being ‘stuck up’
Whether this worker means they confiscate certain items, which seems obvious, or actually takes them home to use, is unclear
According to GlassDoor, TSA salaries vary according to role but are more in the region of $16 per hour
We probably all have colleagues who are ‘immature’, but apparently for this one there are lots of them
According to this employee, you might not enjoy public pat-downs but neither do the TSA staff
This worker would like people to better understand the ‘scary’ nature of the job
Drawing on the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, this staffer is very clear about this purpose