Hospital bans obese job applicants

April 5th, 2012 at 11:05 am by under Latest Posts

A Texas hospital is no longer hiring people who are obese. The Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, TX requires all potential employees to have a body mass index of less than 35, according to its CEO.

The figure translates to a weight of 210lbs for someone who is 5ft 5in, and ensures employees fit with a ‘specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional’, the hospital chief, David Brown, said.

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2 Responses to “Hospital bans obese job applicants”

  1. Laura P. says:

    I think that is appropriate because when a person is obese it makes it difficult for them to even dress themselves, and to perform most job duties.
    I think it is fair to others that are not obese beacause they wont have to pick up the slack for the others.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is it always Texas that seems to lead in worker disrespect? I guess it is because they have so many slave laborers next door (Mexico) that they can treat working men and women like krap. Just remember, weight gain comes with age and they can kill two birds with one stone with this rule. Why is it that health care workers can’t retire at 55 with a pension, but public sector workers and military creeps can?

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