Well it’s a good thing that terrorists never try to enter the country through airports, right?
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Airport security screeners forced to work without pay during the government shutdown have been calling out sick. But now the mad-as-hell workers are actually quitting their jobs.
That’s according to union officials representing Transportation Security Administration officers, who will miss their first paycheck since the government ground to a halt Dec. 22 over a budget and border wall impasse.
“Some of them have already quit and many are considering quitting the federal workforce because of this shutdown,” Hydrick Thomas, head of the American Federation of Government Employees’ TSA Council, said in a statement Tuesday.
“The loss of officers, while we’re already shorthanded, will create a massive security risk for American travelers since we don’t have enough trainees in the pipeline or the ability to process new hires. Our TSOs already do an amazing job without the proper staffing levels, but if this keeps up there are problems that will arise—least of which would be increased wait times for travelers.”
This might finally be the thing that inspires average Americans to speak out aggressively against the government shutdown.
There are few things that American people dislike more than delayed flights and long lines and the airports.
Oh and if there is even one terrorist attack that can be blamed on a lack of security at the boarding gate Trump will be impeached that afternoon.
Update: Apparently the Coast Guard offered some “helpful” tips to their employees who are on furlough.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting, dog-walking or serving as a “mystery shopper.”
The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of the service often known as CG SUPRT. It is designated to offer Coast Guard members help with mental-health issues or other concerns about their lives, including financial wellness.
“Bankruptcy is a last option,” the document said.
That is just fucking insulting.
Keep in mind that these are professionals with families to feed.