Working for TSA means having everyone come in the door knowing you're the worst. Though the job is important, most of the traveling public doesn't believe so. For me, that's tough. I am a likable person, who tries hard to be friendly and helpful. For every person to think I'm mean before they even have met me is harsh. In addition, the testing is constant, the threat of losing your job is ever present, and the pay is low. However, the benefits and paid vacation time is top notch. When you first start you receive 4 hours a pay period of sick and vacation time. Benefits include health, life insurance, and a TSP. The TSP is the government's version of a 401k which includes stock and personal investing.
excellent leave policies, amazing coworkers, long breaks
odd hours, toxic atmosphere, angry customers