I saw my local station FOXNY 5 that an airline security firm employed by UAL at ORD, BOS, JFK, EWR, and other major airport) called Argenbrite based in Chicago is not learning from the events of 9-11. They did raise the hourly pay from $6.50-$10.50. Many epople who we're hired after 9-11 did not have a background in security at all. when tests we're being filled out people where looking over their neighbors paper and instructors we're not saying anything. When the eye exam came around a woman who could only read the 1st line E she could not read the second line and yet she was hired! A man who was filing out a form that was also hired didn't know the diffrence between a misdameano and felony of a crime he comminted years ago.
There was a 2 day session all people we're hired had to attend. For six housr the new employees had to sit and watch videos and listen to people speak. Towards the end instructors passed around real weapons like knives, guns and inert grenades and telling them the meathods on how terrorists camoflauge/smuggle though security...And there was no background check done yet on any of the new employees!!! Beofore the sesion was over an insurance agent was selling employees liability insuarnce. Unfreakin believable!
The employees also get 40 hrs of on the job experince. The Flight attendants union and pilots union wanted it extended to 3 weeks training but neither the FAA or the airlines employing these joke security agencies have budged! The complaints of this firm has fallen on deaf ears. It looks to me that history is going to repeat itself yet again and yet again agencies like the FAA will do nothing while people are dying left and right!