Thanks to the last decade’s rapid increase in national airport security, flying has ceased to become the exciting adventure it once was, and pretty much any traveler will tell you that the nexus of that discomfort is the TSA security checkpoint. There are few better ways to experience what it’s like to be a sardine in a tin can than to buy a ticket and try to get to your gate. Though it might be tempting to blame the sometimes surly TSA agents instructing you to remove your belt and socks, the aggravation of getting through security isn’t entirely their fault. For the most part, they’re people trying to do their jobs as best they know how. Just consider what it’s like being one of these folks on a daily basis.
1. Unlike Airline Employees (Flight Attendants, Pilots, Etc.), TSA Agents Get No Benefits For Working at an Airport
That means no free airfare or free meals. In fact, accepting any of that would be grounds for termination.