Sacked for being overweight... Is that rite?

@vipinl (802)
India
January 7, 2009 11:04am CST
Air India has have sacked 10 airhostess who were found to have piled few extra pounds. Now politically correct saying that the airlines have taken more employess than that it can chew. But i think its a rite decission , or would travellers feel comfortable if the flight attendant is not quick on her feet in an emergency. So instead of going to the court to fight a battle of the bulge, the ladies in question could just have leapt onto the nearest treadmill and worked up a sweat...lolzz.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I guess it would depend on if there is anything in the employee handbook that says they have to weigh a certain amount, or if there is a weight limit in comparison to size. I know some pretty big people that can move pretty fast, look at Brian Urlacher! But if they are so big that they are having trouble getting through the aisles, then that is a totally different story. I would be interested to see how this turns out. Thanks for starting this interesting discussion, and have a great day!
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@vipinl (802)
• India
7 Jan 09
hii.. kykidd, yes big people can also move fast, but earlier the airline had offloaded them , grounding them as it were in hope that this would have the downsizing effect. But when now challenged in court, airlines quoted the rule book which stipulates down to last ounce what makes the scale. So this can be justified.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
7 Jan 09
I do find this news as irritating and worry. It is a pity that air companies treat women in such a scandulous way. I've read the story about airlines sacking forty year old sewardess or olders because they gained a bit in weight.
• United States
7 Jan 09
That's not right sacked for being fat. Thats like sacked for being of another race. It really depends, if they can work then they should stay. If they cant work then bye-bye im sorry. Thats how i feel
@maximax8 (30109)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 09
Air India should have a free gym and help air hostesses to stay fit and healthy. Imagine how the girls will have felt being sacked just because they are considered overweight. I think that the ladies could have received a warning to get rid of some weight. A lady might be pregnant if she is gaining much weight. The airline was not being politically correct.