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Re: shuttle disaster

On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 23:37, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 01:27:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > I wonder if the old ones were fired?  Would adequate pay have attracted
> > competent workers in the 1st place?  We'll never know...
> Not necissarily.  The old ones working for private security agencies
> were given preferential hiring with the TSA to stay on that post.  Not
> all got hired by the TSA, and the only reason you wouldn't get hired
> is if thier testing or your work history showed to them that you just
> didn't have your shit together.  The ones not hired by TSA that stayed
> with thier private company would have either been assigned to a
> different post or laid off if losing the airport contract put them in
> an overstaffed situation.  The ones hired by the TSA get to do roughly
> the same work, but instead of something around minimum wage with most
> security companies, they now do it for $35,000 to $48,000/yr depending
> on performance and experiance.

Ah, good to know.

> Layoffs in the security industry tend to be done by raising the
> performance bar, seniority be damned.  Because of this, I believe
> private industry and the airports get better security officers.  This
> was a big win for socialisation.

Either that, or rationalisation.

Who was it on (another part of this huge thread) that was complaining
about the balooning Federal deficit (partly because of the TSA), and how
Bush 43rd was so evil?

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