Turkish Airlines flight attendants must lose weight or lose their jobs10 August 2010
Turkish Airlines has told 28 flight attendants that they must shape up or ship out.
The employees â€” 15 men and 13 women â€” have been given six months to lose weight. In the meantime, theyâ€™ve been placed on unpaid leave.
If the crew members fail to lose sufficient weight, they will be taken off flights and assigned to ground positions.
â€œWeight and height are important factors at all airlines. These criteria are important both in terms of appearance and the ability to move about,â€ Turkish Airlines said in a statement.
source: Orlando Sentinel.com