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(Hawaii News Now)   Not news: Man sues former employer to get his job back. Fark: With the TSA. Total Fark: This is the second time   (hawaiinewsnow.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-30 10:34:26 PM  
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Hongcouver: Bear in mind the person responsible for the firing probably makes considerably more money than than this guy. FIRE THEM!


Why not all of them?
2013-03-30 09:28:17 PM  
1 votes:
He's a TSA employee.

But he got the shaft and was fired for incorrect reasons.

But he's grossly overpaid and the back pay award was excessive.

But TSA management learned a lesson the only way they understand--financially.

I'm so conflicted, how am I supposed to feel about this story?
2013-03-30 07:54:01 PM  
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Wodan11: A lot of derp going on here.  This guy was fairly high up at a major airport.  $89k salary is not out of order.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a witch hunt going on, since ~40 people were let go.  That said, maybe a witch hunt was warranted.  But bottom line he got his job back, which means the people doing the firing didn't have their ducks in a row.  Anybody who has had any dealings wiith Federal HR knows that you pretty much have to take a dump on your boss' desk to get fired OR you're pretty guaranteed of getting your job back if you are (there are so many regulations and HR laws).  Which is what happened here.  (So basically we don't have much data if this guy was a fark up or not and can't conclude that he was just because he was fired.) This is not specific to the TSA.  Though, I'll admit the TSA may be more susceptible because their agency mission is to have a public presence that the government is Doing Something About Terrorism.



Usually, yes.

However with the TSA, I would probably divide every single person's salary in half, and then we're in decent territory.
2013-03-30 07:45:33 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe he should look for a job elsewhere.
2013-03-30 07:39:25 PM  
1 votes:
Whoa, $89k a year?! I would take that for limited responsibility and "managing" a bunch of glorified mall cops.

My TSA csb - last year, flying out of Orlando after a work trip, I got in the hour long line of post Disney visiting families. I went through the metal detector and all of the sudden a half dozen guards ran over and started saying something about my shoes (on the conveyer detector). Turns out I had left the Nike running chip inside my insole and they thought it was a bomb...or something. They let me off with a stern warning, but they made it seem like I was about to start an international incident.
2013-03-30 07:16:51 PM  
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 A lot of derp going on here.  This guy was fairly high up at a major airport.  $89k salary is not out of order.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a witch hunt going on, since ~40 people were let go.  That said, maybe a witch hunt was warranted.  But bottom line he got his job back, which means the people doing the firing didn't have their ducks in a row.  Anybody who has had any dealings wiith Federal HR knows that you pretty much have to take a dump on your boss' desk to get fired OR you're pretty guaranteed of getting your job back if you are (there are so many regulations and HR laws).  Which is what happened here.  (So basically we don't have much data if this guy was a fark up or not and can't conclude that he was just because he was fired.) This is not specific to the TSA.  Though, I'll admit the TSA may be more susceptible because their agency mission is to have a public presence that the government is Doing Something About Terrorism.
2013-03-30 07:03:16 PM  
1 votes:
Someone in Hawaii not doing work? Color me shocked. When my ex was stationed there, they had to post watches to keep the shipyard workers actually on the shipyard, 'cause they had a habit of showing up, clocking in, and then leaving until it was time to show up again & clock out.

Atomic Spunk: In 2008, federal Judge Helen Gillmor ordered the TSA to rehire Ware, give him a promotion from supervisors to manager and give him back pay and interest of nearly $500,000, Barbee-Wooten said.

Holy crap!

He sued the TSA in federal court, successfully claiming the TSA discriminated against him because he was black and came from Texas, so he wasn't given promotional opportunities enjoyed by Hawaii residents, especially former members of the Honolulu Police Department.

I can't speak for the TSA, but I'm a Hawaii resident and he may have a point. We don't really have a whole lot of black people here. I can't think of any black people who have held an elected office here, and I don't know of any black business leaders or high-profile people, except for Famous Amos (the cookie guy) and Herman Frazer (our disgraced former Univ. of Hawaii athletic director). Oh, and Obama, but he left a long time ago. When the only knowledge people have about black people are through rap videos and TV shows, they may tend to have an unfavorable opinion of them. Not saying it's right, but that's often how it works.

BTW, the local term for a black person is "Popolo". Not sure where that came from, but I don't think it's generally a derogatory word, at least not when I've heard it used.


In the 18 months we were there, I saw one black guy who was not on base. It may have been this fellow, for all I know.  Honolulu is the most ethnically mixed place with almost no black people.
2013-03-30 06:42:01 PM  
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89K a year? I got no problem with the TSA. They have a shiatty job, defined by an ignorant public. But Christ, 89K a year? I fly at least 4 times a month, and that job could be part of the SSI disablity program. You know, to make the cripples feel useful. The most active I've ever seen those farkers was when there was a lockdown at a gate at MCI, and a brigade of them stood in front of the gate, obese pieces of shiat with 32 ounce sodas in hand and fierce growls on their faces, looking for all the world like the Goonies defending their tree fort. God damn it. We pay those farkers that much? Even in Honolulu, that's too much for what they do, especially if they're not even going to be responsible and do it.
2013-03-30 06:13:33 PM  
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catpuncher: NutWrench: An administrative judge with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board ruled earlier this month Ware should be reinstated to his $89,000-a-year job.

Jesus H Fark.

Keep reading.  He's received $500,000 in "back pay" for the first incident and is up for another $250,000 in "back pay" for this one.

A lot of these guys are retired cops on a pension too.


that explains a lot. finding employees that are both inept and offensive is no small task.
2013-03-30 06:09:52 PM  
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catpuncher: NutWrench: An administrative judge with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board ruled earlier this month Ware should be reinstated to his $89,000-a-year job.

Jesus H Fark.

Keep reading.  He's received $500,000 in "back pay" for the first incident and is up for another $250,000 in "back pay" for this one.

A lot of these guys are retired cops on a pension too.



Don't forget the extra unemployment checks.

Someone really knows how to work the system.  I'm so completely amazed that it's a dumping ground for the shiftless and lazy.  It's better than the DMV.
2013-03-30 05:34:33 PM  
1 votes:
In 2008, federal Judge Helen Gillmor ordered the TSA to rehire Ware, give him a promotion from supervisors to manager and give him back pay and interest of nearly $500,000, Barbee-Wooten said.

Holy crap!

He sued the TSA in federal court, successfully claiming the TSA discriminated against him because he was black and came from Texas, so he wasn't given promotional opportunities enjoyed by Hawaii residents, especially former members of the Honolulu Police Department.

I can't speak for the TSA, but I'm a Hawaii resident and he may have a point. We don't really have a whole lot of black people here. I can't think of any black people who have held an elected office here, and I don't know of any black business leaders or high-profile people, except for Famous Amos (the cookie guy) and Herman Frazer (our disgraced former Univ. of Hawaii athletic director). Oh, and Obama, but he left a long time ago. When the only knowledge people have about black people are through rap videos and TV shows, they may tend to have an unfavorable opinion of them. Not saying it's right, but that's often how it works.

BTW, the local term for a black person is "Popolo". Not sure where that came from, but I don't think it's generally a derogatory word, at least not when I've heard it used.
2013-03-30 05:19:22 PM  
1 votes:
He must really like fondling strangers...
2013-03-30 05:18:35 PM  
1 votes:
An administrative judge with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board ruled earlier this month Ware should be reinstated to his $89,000-a-year job.

Jesus H Fark.
2013-03-30 05:18:17 PM  
1 votes:
A little overeager to work in airport security.  I think an investigation is warranted.
 
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