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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 14:40
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Weight issues?

Has anyone on here been told to keep the weight off or they will lose their job?
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 03:59
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Well obviously I can only speak for myself and the answer is no.
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Old 25th Oct 2017, 06:29
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Well aliciab, that would be illegal in most jurisdictions, and while you might find company training programs that suggest keeping the weight off for personal and professional reasons, to threaten a job would be a human rights violation.
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 04:46
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Yep, in my part of the world, female flight attendants are required to stay within the green BMI band, if they aren't, they are given a written warning and 12 months to achieve it, if they still haven't, then they get 3 months unpaid leave, after that they will be terminated if they haven't achieved it.

Pilots also have to have a BMI of 30 otherwise they might have to undergo all sorts of additional annual medical tests.
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