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How are the working hours?

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Hour from 12to 8 hour day day day

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You have part and full time. Two shifts to choose from 4:30am to Noon. Or Noon to 8:30. Partime hours are 4:30 to 9:30. Or noon to 5pm. Days off for the first two years are Tuesday Wednesday, takes years to get a Friday Sat or Sun off.

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Good work hours

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In larger airports, with many flights and many TSA Officers, the hours are usually better since you can pretty much pick/work a shift that will work well with your lifestyle.
In a smaller airport, with less TSA Officers and flights, you pretty much are going to be working whatever shift they have, and being new your probably going to have horrible days off (Wednesday/Thursday for example) since people with seniority will always have the best days off.
If you have a family/kids, avoid working for smaller airports with less flights, because your days off will be horrible and the shifts will most likely not let you spend alot of quality time with your family.
MOST of the "good hours, great shifts" answers here are probably from TSA Officers in larger airports where they can cherry pick a decent shift/days off.

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Good working hours and able to bid on a schedule that was best for your life

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Good hours.

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I myself is part time my hours are 0500 to 0900 but because im asked to stay everyday im usually gone by 1330. You can also swap shifts with other officers which would definitely help you out if you need the extra money. Once your off OJT status your a free soul just dont be tardy often or call out because they will fire you no matter the situation.

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0900Am-1700pm monday=friday
2000Pm=400am monday=thursday

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Prefer day shift

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I am able to work any shift, would like to have a regular shift instead of variance shifts.

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