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    Default Must be able to lift 50-70 pounds.

    I've been seeing this in a lot of IT job descriptions in my current area. Is this code for "women need not apply"? I never had an IT job that required lifting like that. I mean if it's unboxing a server or something sure I can do it but.. to put it as a requirement in a job description? o.O

    //paranoid and jobless

    edit : Hm, i should have put this in rants. It is definitely that. Sorry.

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    I always thought that was code for "disabled people need not apply" and usually it is 20-30 pounds. I can't think of much in the IT world that is 50-70 pounds other then a couple of Sun manuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorporateWhore
    other then a couple of Sun manuals.
    Haha, that's nothing! Anyone besides me old enough to remember the Big Gray Wall of DECumentation? :D

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    Deepsky - I would probably have to illustrate (prove) that I could lift 70 lbs; but it's not that heavy. Maybe if you put an empty bag on a scale, and add thick books until... you'd see that you can, too ?

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    Hm, thanks Clara. You're probably right. I really have no idea how heavy that is.

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    Or around 40 Guinea Pigs (25 fat ones)

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    175 bags of ramen noodles

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