June 22, 2005

keeping up appearances

From USAToday:

At the Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, bartenders and waitresses can be fired if they gain more than 7% of their body weight. They are first given a 90-day unpaid suspension to lose the weight. Officials say it is a recent clarification to the company’s appearance policy.

About 200 cocktail servers and bartenders, known as “Borgata Babes,” are covered by the policy, and have to submit to weigh-ins. Weight gain for valid medical reasons, such as pregnancy, are exempt, but the waitresses have 90 days to comply with the target weight upon return.

For a 120-lb. woman, we’re talking about gaining eight pounds here.
Want me to weigh in? People suck. article