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Last edit: Spyder on Sunday, 20th September 2015 10:40 am
Last response by Spyder 23rd September 9:05am

The article is written a little snarky, but this seems silly to me...

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 vespajet responded on Sunday, 20th September 2015

We're not too many decades removed from the era in which weight requirements were commonplace in some jobs women worked in. Stewardesses had to be within certain weight and height requirements, they had to be under 30 and unmarried. They were also hired based on their looks as well. If a stewardess gained weight, she could be suspended until her weight was within the requirements. If she wanted to get married, she had to quit her job. There was a certain look of glamour and sex appeal that stewardesses of the era (especially in the 1960s) represented and this is also something that was common in Las Vegas with cocktail waitresses and showgirls (Presently, there are performers in a number of shows that still have weight guidelines that they must adhere to, but some of that has more to do with safety.). These days when you fly or go into a casino, you may see flight attendants or cocktail waitresses that has been working as one since the Nixon Administration......

There are some casinos in which they cater to a market in which they need their cocktail waitresses and their female dealers to have a certain look and to be within certain standards of appearance. Those standards do seem out of step with the times, but in some cases, it's the only way to get one's foot in the door.

 Drake replied on Monday, 21st September 2015

When Drai's was hiring for the Cromwell opening, they advertised waitressing jobs as "model" jobs. It was phrased as something like "model marketing positions" or some such dodge. I guess that's how they could legally use looks and age as primary qualifications for host and server jobs.

 EnglishBill responded on Monday, 21st September 2015

Whilst it's true in 2015, that to dictate to ladies how much they must weigh, or to only employ the beautiful young, is a little archaic, there must be limits.
A year or so past, I flew direct from Manchester, England to Las Vegas with Thomas Cook. The stewardesses did not conform to the so called "ideal" size.
This however did represent a problem, as at least one of them, could not work in the aisle without contacting passenger with her rear end. This was something of a trial for passengers trying to eat, drink or even sleep.
Good sense must prevail.
If a person of either gender is too large or too small to correctly, safely carry out the duties they are paid for, then size restrictions must apply.
It's fine to be politically correct, if it makes sense.

 Chuckmonster responded on Monday, 21st September 2015

The Vegas casinos call them "model servers"... there are specific requirements that they must adhere to. They can't gain X% of their body weight on the day of their initial weigh in, with pregnancy or specific medical reasons being the only exceptions.

The real question here is "why is Spyder reading Jezebel?"

 Spyder replied on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

I was reading Kitchenette actually...... snark