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  • That's a lot of dailies.
  • Nice way to manipulate apple and oranges into a banana.
  • At first I was like:

    The fark is a ba-glooter?

    Then I was like:

    Oh, bag-looter.

    /motherfarking hyphens
    //how do they work?
  • Why on Earth would TSA agents need anymore of a uniform than than their peers at Wal-Mart?
  • THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

    /Okay, not really
    //Seems like an awful lot, though I have no idea how much their uniforms cost them
  • This is dumb. Lieutenant perks are almost intentionally low and are expected to purchase alot of their uniforms/equipment out of pocket. Enlisted have higher uniform allowance as it is not expected and is often discouraged for them to being purchasing items out of pocket.

    Being a lieutenant is kind of like paying your dues and figuring out what the whole military culture is about. It's not expected to be taken care of. It's part of the weeding out process.
  • Shame on you subby, officers don't get clothing allowances.
  • mrlewish: Nice way to manipulate apple and oranges into a banana.


    Yeah, I'm confused. Aren't BDUs and other uniforms provided by the government? Maybe a Marine can chime in, but it sounds like there's some anti-TSA numbers spinning here.

    And as always:

    If you have a problem with the TSA, the problem's solution is simple: Staff TSA with vets who are coming home. They are well-trained, they can follow rules and regulations to the letter, they usually aren't criminals, they know how to spot terrorists and for the most part, aren't entitled assholes.
  • Not to defend the TSA, but it'd be more accurate to compare them to the standard clothing allowance received every year for enlisted service members, which seems to hover around $400-600.
  • The pilots that they're checking going through security have an annual uniform allowance of $0, commonly.

    Something is wrong here. Guess its easy to spend money when its taxpayers'.
  • Why would the TSA officers need a uniform allowance, when they can just wear the clothes they steal out of the bags?
  • Uh, correct me if I'm wrong for anyone actually in the USMC, but I was talking to my recruiter and he said the marine uniform stipend was yearly. In fact, checking the Marine times standard allowance for all enlisted marines(after 3 years service) they get $583.40 yearly uniform stipend. No idea what an O-1 or O-2 would get, but the one time thing is complete BS.

    Still, TSA goons do not deserve an allowance anywhere close to what serving troops get. Those are the guys that aren't even good enough to be mall cops.
  • MattyFridays: mrlewish: Nice way to manipulate apple and oranges into a banana.

    Yeah, I'm confused. Aren't BDUs and other uniforms provided by the government? Maybe a Marine can chime in, but it sounds like there's some anti-TSA numbers spinning here.

    And as always:

    If you have a problem with the TSA, the problem's solution is simple: Staff TSA with vets who are coming home. They are well-trained, they can follow rules and regulations to the letter, they usually aren't criminals, they know how to spot terrorists and for the most part, aren't entitled assholes.


    THIS. That's actually a great idea.
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Why on Earth would TSA agents need anymore of a uniform than than their peers at Wal-Mart?


    You get a uniform allowance at Wal-Mart?

    And think about it. You work five days a week, having to touch other people and other people's things on a consistent basis. And a little secret: A lot of people are FARKING DISGUSTING.

    10 pairs of pants at 35-50 a piece, plus uniform shirts between 25-50 apiece, undershirts, comfortable shoes... it adds up.
  • I don't know about the USMC but I was in the Army and we got an annual clothing allowance, officer and enlisted. It wasn't nearly enough to pay for a full years worth of uniforms so you do end up paying for some out of pocket.
  • Officers don't get a uniform allowance. This is stupid.
  • MattyFridays: Yeah, I'm confused. Aren't BDUs and other uniforms provided by the government? Maybe a Marine can chime in, but it sounds like there's some anti-TSA numbers spinning here.


    A uniform allowance is for things like getting your suits tailored, having patches and rank sewn on, maybe you might lose a beret and need to buy another. It often isn't available to every single soldier's (marine, airmen, etc) to have that provided for them yet it still expected it is taken care of when they report in. So you get a uniform allowance so nobody can biatch that they are purchasing mandated items with their own money.

    A lieutenant is going to need to purchase alot of items with their own money. Like Dress Whites for formal occasions and what not, that typically are not required for enlisted ranks. It seems that the TSA is more on par with being enlisted.
  • Wrong or right, isn't a Marine going to be spending more time in issued BDUs than other sorts of uniforms?

    I sense poutrage.
  • Without uniforms, they'd just have to stand there in their underwear... and why not. They deserve no more dignity than the person they're feeling up.

    Of course you'd get Republican Senators and Evangelical Pastors that go through "screening" three or four times just to be sure.
  • I need to wear suits to the office. Waaah. I want someone to buy those for me and pay for my dry cleaning.
  • MattyFridays: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Why on Earth would TSA agents need anymore of a uniform than than their peers at Wal-Mart?

    You get a uniform allowance at Wal-Mart?

    And think about it. You work five days a week, having to touch other people and other people's things on a consistent basis. And a little secret: A lot of people are FARKING DISGUSTING.

    10 pairs of pants at 35-50 a piece, plus uniform shirts between 25-50 apiece, undershirts, comfortable shoes... it adds up.


    35.50 apiece? Having just come off a stint in low-end, but similarly-uniformed private security, I doubt the cheap scratchy, paper-thin pants they supplied us cost a tenth of that. I really doubt their work calls for anything better than that.
  • I don't get why Marines don't get an annual clothing allowance like the army provides. Not that I needed it while I was in army. I spent well within my needs, but it was still a nice bonus.
  • Caffienatedjedi: Uh, correct me if I'm wrong for anyone actually in the USMC, but I was talking to my recruiter and he said the marine uniform stipend was yearly. In fact, checking the Marine times standard allowance for all enlisted marines(after 3 years service) they get $583.40 yearly uniform stipend. No idea what an O-1 or O-2 would get, but the one time thing is complete BS.

    Still, TSA goons do not deserve an allowance anywhere close to what serving troops get. Those are the guys that aren't even good enough to be mall cops.


    Officers in the US military do not receive any uniform allowance. It's been that way as long as I've been commissioned and with the exception of the random complaint for the sake of complaining there is no real butthurt about it. It's another traditional difference in the treatment of officer versus enlisted in the military and something that is also made up for by significantly higher base pay.
  • gaslight: I need to wear suits to the office. Waaah. I want someone to buy those for me and pay for my dry cleaning.


    If you are getting as low a wage as a low rank soldier or TSA baggage handler and are wearing a suit, you are probably getting ripped off.
  • The Irresponsible Captain: Of course you'd get Republican Senators and Evangelical Pastors that go through "screening" three or four times just to be sure.


    But they'd like that.
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