US Airways Firing Lots Of Baggage Handlers At Philly Airport

US Airways is interviewing and firing baggage handlers at Philadelphia International Airport after it noticed they were falsifying overtime records.

From the Arizona Republic:

The employees, whose names were not released, were accused of obtaining managers’ computer passwords to get access to the computer system and altering records to make it look as if they had worked overtime when they did not, said Andrea Rader, a US Airways Group Inc. spokeswoman.

“We’re in the process of interviewing 100 to 150 people,” Rader said. “We fired, at this point, about 15.”

Employees intentionally locked themselves out of the system and then used a manager’s password to get back in and falsify records, Rader said. She said the process has been fixed.

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say these baggage handlers probably contributed to the Philadelphia International Airport’s reputation as the worst possible place on earth to trust with your baggage.

US Airways fires 15 linked to falsified work records [AZ Central]
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