• Thu, Feb 13 - 1:51 pm ET

Craigslist Ad Tells Overweight People Not To Bother Applying Because Obamacare

yeah he's deff looking at her chest

If you’re a woman searching for a job in Arizona, look no further than this insane Craigslist ad! That is, of course, if you’re not a fatty or an uggo.

This gag-worthy job listing has been making the rounds on Facebook this morning… and if it’s not actually a joke (which we suspect it is), then may god have mercy on our souls. Here’s an excerpt to give you a little taste:

Need Put Together receptionist who isn’t over weight.

THAT’s what we want to post; unfortunately we can’t.

News flash for job candidates: Call them idiotic, arrogant, or jackasses but employers literally size you up when considering you for a job. Honestly, if given a choice between a physically fit candidate vs one who does low weight/high rep arm curls with tortilla chips on the sofa why wouldn’t they choose the former? Now more than ever companies want employees who take great care of themselves (especially with impending Affordable Health Care Act insanity!). A physically fit employee is more productive and less prone to health risks and illness. That’s a fact Jack.

I mean, they make a good point. We all know that people’s body shapes are the most accurate way to measure their worth as human beings (just look at what incredibly thin Paris Hilton has contributed to society!), and we all know that an affinity for Tostitoss renders you completely incapable of answering telephones. That’s a fact, Jack. It gets weirder, too:

Position is designed for a woman. Please send resume, references, and photos. We would especially love to see pics of your dog and your summer vacation.

Are they subtly asking for a bathing suit pic? If so, I’m not sure they understand how subtly works.

Okay, here’s the thing. I’ve been around the internet long enough to know that this could very well be a joke– or a “social experiment” conducted by Tumblr feminists determined to expose the way we deal with everyday sexism– so I’m not suggesting we launch an angry mob on whoever posted it. What’s really shitty about it, though, is that we have no way of knowing whether or not it’s supposed to be satire. Yeah, it’s over the top– but is it that far off from real opinions we see online every day? Is it that far off from things we’ve heard coworkers say, or conversations we’ve overheard in bars? Not really. Nooot really.

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  • CMJ

    Question: If I do low weight/high rep tortilla chip arm curls on a spin bike would I still be considered?

  • Kay_Sue

    I do my low weight/high rep arm curls with tootsie rolls right now. Still eligible or….?

    • Robotic Arms Dealer

      I’d hire you in an instant

      BYOTR

  • Muggle

    This has to be a joke from an angry ex-receptionist.

    In other news, the fact that we don’t know the company or how to contact it other than via Craigslist is why I don’t look for jobs on Craigslist anymore.

  • arrow2010

    I get the feeling that this site is into fat acceptance, aka “let’s not guilt-trip all those millions of women devouring way too many carbs for their own good”.

    Ya know, it wouldn’t hurt to put down the pizza and grab a zucchini.

    • andrea

      I agree that people as a WHOLE (yes, that includes men) have gotten extremely unhealthy, just look around, and there needs to be some sweeping changes made, but the point here is, why single out women? A receptionist job could be handled by anyone with a working vocal box.

  • kevin

    well call me shallow… ok I’ll accept that term, but I must admit that I am getting rather sick of seeing a 250 pound whale behind a counter tell me I should lose some weight and exercise more often.

    • andrea

      lol…um, where are you going that someone behind a counter is telling you to lose weight????

  • evilstepmom

    How is a job “designed for a woman”? No. Really. I’m trying to figure out how answering a phone requires genitalia…

  • moe breezy

    legit online jobs : http://goo.gl/5QLBmp