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Old Yesterday, 09:47 AM
 
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"The long wait times that occurred Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has city officials wondering how the airport will handle large crowds coming for the Super Bowl if the partial government shutdown continues.

In a transportation committee meeting Wednesday morning, Hartsfield-Jackson general manager John Selden said the airport expects 110,000 to 115,000 passengers the Monday after the game (Feb. 4) and is working with TSA to fly in 120 agents, 12 additional dog teams and additional technical support for security lanes if necessary.

"We are hopeful the shutdown will be over by then," Selden said. "They (TSA) are ready to support the event, but that morning will be a challenging morning..."


FULL STORY: https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...-persists.html

SOURCE: Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
 
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Why don't they come on down now and beat the February 4 crowd? We're closing the roads tomorrow.
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 PM
 
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I would like to see how many people come out 2 weeks in advance. Vacation isn't even so much of a thing in the US. Maybe those in corporate get 2 weeks or so in vacation if that (and I'm pretty sure this comes with being in a company for years. You can correct me if I am wrong) and I find it crazy that they'd use all/most their vacation on some sports event.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM
 
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I would like to see how many people come out 2 weeks in advance. Vacation isn't even so much of a thing in the US. Maybe those in corporate get 2 weeks or so in vacation if that (and I'm pretty sure this comes with being in a company for years. You can correct me if I am wrong) and I find it crazy that they'd use all/most their vacation on some sports event.
I've never worked in a corporate setting with less than three weeks vacation for a brand new person. That includes a place that has terrible benefits otherwise. Companies are generally pretty quick to hand out vacation as it doesn't cost anything, most people don't take it all, and many people will work even while 'off'.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
 
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$100 to the TSA agent who doesn't let Brady in. Bonus $20 if they blame the shutdown.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM
 
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"Atlanta prepared for Super Bowl, yet unexpected always awaits metro area" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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Old Today, 07:00 AM
 
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I've never worked in a corporate setting with less than three weeks vacation for a brand new person. That includes a place that has terrible benefits otherwise. Companies are generally pretty quick to hand out vacation as it doesn't cost anything, most people don't take it all, and many people will work even while 'off'.
And many corporates are shifting to “unlimited” vacation.
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Old Today, 09:16 AM
 
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$100 to the TSA agent who doesn't let Brady in. Bonus $20 if they blame the shutdown.
LOL, The teams fly charters that don't go thru TSA.

They go into/out of the FBO's.

(There is screening in the FBO and/or by the team's as the board the buses)
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
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I've never worked in a corporate setting with less than three weeks vacation for a brand new person. That includes a place that has terrible benefits otherwise. Companies are generally pretty quick to hand out vacation as it doesn't cost anything, most people don't take it all, and many people will work even while 'off'.

That's really nice to hear. My very limited experience in life towards corporate America has shown me a lot less. I never got any vacation and it was never even really a question. The most I got was PTO and we had to work so much just to get one PTO. I never got any sick days and so most of the time I had to use PTO for sick days. Hopefully this trend continues ues a I know a few major cities have passed legislation requiring companies to provide sick leave and vacation.


The Superbowl is quite lucky. If tsa workers were like me, they'd make certain to call in sick around the days they are most needed for the Superbowl. It would be to make to a statement. Politicians are more likely to listen when you hurt their wallets. I can only imagine how the ones here benefit from the Superbowl coming. One thing I've noticed with sports events is that the masses generally don't benefit in terms of financial return but there are always the handful who reap the rewards. I'm thinking of many universities.
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Old Today, 09:49 AM
 
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"That's really nice to hear. My very limited experience in life towards corporate America has shown me a lot less. I never got any vacation and it was never even really a question. The most I got was PTO and we had to work so much just to get one PTO. I never got any sick days and so most of the time I had to use PTO for sick days."



Your experience seems to be my experience too. After you have gained "tenure" you are then eligible for more PTO/Vacation days. Matter of fact, a lot of companies are doing away with "Sick Days, Personal Days, & Vacation days" and just re-branding it all as PTO. If you need a day off for whatever reason, you use your PTO.

That's been my experience at least.
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