ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM/CNN) - A security worker at a New York airport lost her job after giving a traveler a mean note. 

Neal Strassner said he was going through a security checkpoint at the Greater Rochester International Airport when a worker passed him a note that read:"You ugly!!!"

"I got handed something. I really didn't look at the thing, I kept going,” he said. "She called back to me a few times, asked me if I was going to read the note or open it or something. I look at it, look at her and kind of shrug my shoulders... and she laughed."

Strassner said he wasn't offended, but worried others might be.

"You never really know where somebody is in their day or their head,” he said. "The more you think about it the more you realize it's easier to smile than to do this."

This happened last month. Strassner requested the video after people didn't believe him. He doesn't think he was the only one who got a note.

"The end of the video I requested she literally just takes a pen out of her pocket and starts writing another one. So, I know I wasn't the only guy that got one,” he said.

Jenny Burke, a TSA spokesperson, said in a statement that the worker was fired following the incident.

“TSA holds contractors to the highest ethical standards and has zero tolerance for this type of behavior," the statement reads. "This instance, which involved a contract employee, was investigated immediately upon receiving the complaint by the traveler. The employee has since been terminated by the contractor."

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