Thursday, October 27, 2011

TSA agent who wrote "get your freak on" note to female traveler with vibrator removed from checking luggage

The TSA agent who wrote "get your freak on" note to a female traveler who had a vibrator in her luggage has been removed from screening operations.  It doesn't appear he was fired. He will probably be reassigned to a groin groping job at an airport security checkpoint where he can get his "freak on."
A Transportation Security Administration airport security worker has been removed from checking baggage because of a note with sexual implications he left for a passenger at Newark's Liberty International Airport. 
Jill Filipovic, a New York blogger who is also a lawyer, tweeted Monday that a note was left in her bag — which contained a sex toy, according to reports — that said "get your freak on." The note was written on a TSA notice of inspection form, leading Filipovic to believe it was written by someone at airport security.

TSA said on its blog Tuesday that it had conducted an investigation into the incident and removed the employee that was responsible from duty.
"That individual was immediately removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated," the agency wrote.

"The handwritten note was highly inappropriate and unprofessional, and TSA has zero tolerance for this type of behavior."
"Appropriate disciplinary action" is code for this employee is receiving a written warning that will likely be removed from his file within a year. If TSA really had "zero tolerance," they would have fired him immediately.

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