Sunday, July 12, 2009

NWA and Delta

Are you kidding me?

This article blows my mind. Delta airlines had some designer make them a red uniform. What is the catch? Airline attendants have to be a size 18 or smaller to be able to wear it. Now Delta does offer other uniforms in the bigger sizes. They are just boring navy blue and white things.

Patricia Reller, who handles grievances for the union's executive committee, said Friday that even if there was only one flight attendant who wore a size over 18, that person should be able to wear the stylish red dress.

I totally agree! This uniform should be offered in every size. Nobody wants to be that one person that can't wear what the rest of your co-workers are wearing. Plus, if it is a uniform, something your employer REQUIRES you to wear, it should be made available to EVERYONE, no matter your size.

"I want them to look sexy and great, but you have to keep that classic look as well," Tyler told The Associated Press at the time.

What kind of bullshit is that? That "classic look" has been gone for years! Gone are the times of limiting the job to the size 2, 22 year old, white woman. And I think that designer Richard Tyler should be beaten (ok, boycotted maybe) for saying something like that. Dude, pull your head out of your ass and realize that most people don't look like the size 0 models you are used to working with.

Personally, I don't care if my flight attendant is a man or woman, young or old, white or purple, Mormon or Wiccan, straight or gay, whatever! As long as they can do the job of fluffing my pillow or bringing my drinks in those teeny little bottles, it makes no difference to me.

1 comment:

Jenny/Moravia said...

I agree. I wish the article would have shown a picture of the dress.