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TSA Agents Tell All: What They Really Think About Pat Downs, Racial Profiling & More
Going to the airport means having to interact with the dreaded Transportation Security Administration (a.k.a. the TSA). Long security lines, pat downs, unfriendly agents and the fear of being pulled to the side for questioning make the experience nothing short of unpleasant for most people. But what is it like on the other side? From hostile passengers to awful treatment, here's what these 21 TSA agents had to say about their job.

How do TSA agents feel about their jobs?

1
I work for TSA... don't be mean to us. We're just following the rules of our job. I'm sorry if any TSA agents are jerks.
2
I work for TSA I make $36/hr
3
I'm applying for a TSA job and so far I've passed everything except the background and medical check; once I pass those the job is basically mine. I'm so excited and nervous about this opportunity!!!

Never forget.

4
I work for TSA and I'm vigilant and I work hard. I contribute to my agency to make sure 9/11 doesn't happen again. Not on my watch. Never forget those lives lost that day on 9/11/2001!

So that's what they do with your stuff...

5
I work for TSA and I take your stuff when you can't take it onto the plane

;)

6
I work for TSA and it's always nice getting compliments from passengers saying how pretty I am. I love my job.

Perception is very different from reality.

7
I work for TSA. This perception annoys me. >:|

There's a lot that people don't see.

8
I work for TSA and I'd love to see the faces of people who insist my job is pointless if I showed them all the scary things we find hidden in stuff.

WOW.

9
I'm a TSA agent.
I always pull really attractive women to the side and say they're suspicious so I can touch them.

Ugh.

10
I work for TSA and every single day I get a hateful passenger that thinks the world revolves around them. I hate my job.
11
I hate working for TSA
The officers are so immature
12
I work for TSA
And I hateeeeeee it!!
White people are so stuck up

As you'd imagine, it's not always pleasant.

13
I hate my job 
I hate working for TSA
14
I work for tsa and I absolutely hate my co workers someone needs to put a hit out on them please
15
I work for TSA.
I'll tell you a secret - 

WE DON'T LIKE TO DO PATH DOWNS AS MUCH AS YOU! 

/If not even more!/

OMG.

16
I'm a TSA agent and we are forced to profile people who look middle eastern or may look like terrorists.
17
I'm a TSA Agent. I'm super nice to the Middle Eastern passengers because I know how hard they have it in airports. 😔
18
I work for the TSA and have no idea what to look at when I X-ray people's bags.

They get a bad rap.

19
im a tsa agent. i make people happy no matter what, and try to destroy our bad image.

At the end of the day, TSA agents are people too.

20
I work for TSA and sometimes I go home and cry from the disrespect I get from passengers. None of that happened when I wore my military uniform. I just want to serve my country.

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