Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:41:21 PM
Not a job I would envy. Think of it this way: you have to pat down someone who is probably feeling a combination of shame for having to undergo this and that even for 30 seconds another person has to assume they may be a threat to security, and anger at you for doing this to them. Either way, they'll never want to see you again. I feel just as bad for these TSA agents as I do the people, and I believe these are sickening new measures.
Saturday, November 27, 2010 6:04:16 PM
I second what betardfooser said- this is getting old. I guarantee that "enhanced" pat-downs are almost as uncomfortable for the TSA agents as they are for passengers. I have to touch people in sensitive areas as part of providing routine nursing care in my clinical rotations, and it's never something I derive personal enjoyment from. I simply try to be as respectful and sensitive to patients as possible, which I`m guessing not all TSA agents do (I mean, not all nurses necessarily even do that very well).