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amother






Post  Mon, Mar 14 2011, 5:51 pm
My husband took a course to become a security guard. Basically, it pays $12 an hour to start, then goes up to $25 an hour once he gets his gun license.

There is a catch: A security guard company has to agree to hire him as an armed guard, otherwise he can only make $12 an hour.

I made a couple of phone calls trying to find if he will get the higher-paying job. This is what I was told, "The security guard companies call us and ask for TALL guys."

This is how they get around discrimination: The security guard companies can't legally discriminate, so they only ask for TALL guys, and thus get around this problem.

Are there any other jobs like this?
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Barbara









  


Post  Mon, Mar 14 2011, 7:21 pm
amother wrote:
My husband took a course to become a security guard. Basically, it pays $12 an hour to start, then goes up to $25 an hour once he gets his gun license.

There is a catch: A security guard company has to agree to hire him as an armed guard, otherwise he can only make $12 an hour.

I made a couple of phone calls trying to find if he will get the higher-paying job. This is what I was told, "The security guard companies call us and ask for TALL guys."

This is how they get around discrimination: The security guard companies can't legally discriminate, so they only ask for TALL guys, and thus get around this problem.

Are there any other jobs like this?


I don't get it.

They don't want your husband, and know he's short? You / they think all Jews are short? (Don't tell Omri Casspi that!)
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life'sgreat









  


Post  Mon, Mar 14 2011, 7:37 pm
amother wrote:
My husband took a course to become a security guard. Basically, it pays $12 an hour to start, then goes up to $25 an hour once he gets his gun license.

There is a catch: A security guard company has to agree to hire him as an armed guard, otherwise he can only make $12 an hour.

I made a couple of phone calls trying to find if he will get the higher-paying job. This is what I was told, "The security guard companies call us and ask for TALL guys."

This is how they get around discrimination: The security guard companies can't legally discriminate, so they only ask for TALL guys, and thus get around this problem.

Are there any other jobs like this?

I'm a bit confused about what they're not saying by saying they only want tall guys?
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amother






Post  Mon, Mar 14 2011, 7:41 pm
Amother, is it possible to tell us where the job is? My dh is tall, has gun license already, and is open for just such a job. TIA
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Marion









  


Post  Tue, Mar 15 2011, 2:00 am
I know flight attendants need to be a minimum of, I think, 5'5". If you think about it, it makes sense. At 5' I often can't actually reach the overhead bins...
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GreenEyes26









  


Post  Wed, Mar 16 2011, 5:15 pm
I'm not clear why this is "discrimination". If security guard companies want tall, intimidating guys, it's their right to look for that.
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cm









  


Post  Wed, Mar 16 2011, 7:19 pm
I work in a place with armed guards, some tall, some short. There's hope.
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