PIA in 2019 sets new criteria and standards for the Cabin Crew
*ISLAMABAD - PIA has set a goal for its cabin crew with the start of the new year and the goal is to lose weight or else maybe fired.*
PIA is fat shaming its employees. It wants overweight cabin crew (though it hasn’t specified what it considers overweight) to lose weight by February 1 or they will be grounded.
The airline even issued a circular on this ultimatum.
In the circular, it has given a schedule for its cabin crew to reduce their weight. Apparently this isn't the first time the airline has told its employees to lose weight. It mentioned that it had also told the crew to lose weight on May 10, 2016.
The airline is "reducing the waiver of 30 pounds excess weight to zero pounds in the coming months" according to the circular. With a schedule of losing five pounds a month, the airline wants its employees to lose 30 pounds by July.
By first February the waiver is being reduced to 25 pounds, meaning the crew will have to lose five pounds if they were considered overweight before. The deadlines continue every month with a five pound decrease until July 1, where PIA says its cabin crew should be zero pounds overweight.