Hopefully you’re female if you do. The company put out a call for applications in their “family” of cabin crewmembers. And men need not bother applying.
— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) November 9, 2014
Also, it is important that applicants be a minimum of 158cm tall (5′ 2″) and have “weight proportional with height” as well as being “presentable.”
Because nothing says awesome service like gross sexism.
Of course, Royal Jordanian isn’t the only airline to hire cabin crews in such a manner. I sat at a table with airline executives once and listened to one describe the process of hiring its staff. Basically it was to rent a hotel ballroom and parade 2500 women through. The first cut down to ~500 who might actually be considered was based on how they looked. From there things like the ability to speak English and provide decent customer service were used to filter to those eventually hired. But they were not shy about saying things like, “If she’s got big hips now just imagine what it will be like in 10+ years when she’s still working.”
Yeah, not so cool, really.
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