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The TSA is worried about the suicidal thoughts of its airport screenersThe US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is concerned about its employees’ emotional well-being following the suicide of a 40-year-old officer who jumped to his death from a balcony inside the Orlando International Airport earlier this year. (qz.com) More...
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I think if I had to work for the TSA, I'd want to off myself, too. There's easier ways to make money than to stand around all day and occasionally fondle people's junk.
I was thinking that too and I am having a great life.
Right on. McD's won't let you stand around and do the 'dirty'. Grant you, some I've noticed are actually working,, doing a job. They are aware that there are video cameras all around the area and have to behave and act respectful to the public they are serving. Also the TSA agent who watches the scan of people in that booth(back-scatter comes to mind),, TSA reports that no images are saved or seen by any other agent. I don't believe that statement. How would you like to sit there and look at passenger images?? I myself would be 'super-horned' and have to be relieved ASAP.
Don't forget, another part of the job is that they have to treat you like ****.
Suicide rates are higher in all high stress professions. Physicians make a lot more money than a TSA agent, and they have a high suicide rate too. There is some correlation between income and suicide, but it may also have to do with access to mental health services. If a person has to chose between food and prescription, food will always win. I went through SEA on Tuesday, and the TSA agents were friendly and very efficient.
I must say I’ve never seen a TSA agent in a hurry to do anything. They kind of just wander away from their post whenever they feel like it, the others kind of pick up the slack while moving slower, and somehow we all make our flight without having to worry if the guy sitting next to us has a large tube of toothpaste in his bag.
Not a suicide, but a poster in a blog I belong to had his wife’s fellow practitioner die of a heart attack @ age 47.