….and that performance is tied to compensation. Or is it?
The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.
You become the subject of such a report, you’re on “the list.” And perhaps, for doing something an innocuous as taking a picture out the window of the plane.
One example, according to air marshals, occurred on one flight leaving Las Vegas, when an unknowing passenger, most likely a tourist, was identified in an SDR for doing nothing more than taking a photo of the Las Vegas skyline as his plane rolled down the runway.
“You’re saying that was not an accurate portrayal of a potential terrorist activity?” Kovaleski asked.
“No, it was not,” an air marshal said.
We used to have a performance based bonus system in an office I worked at. So, as a superior or manager, we found it likely you would always give at least a decent level of performance to even those that performed poorly. Not a good system. In this instance, though perhaps an old story, with very serious effect.