Boss fires any employee who doesn't have a six-pack: 'I have high standards'

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By Nasima Khatun

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A boss has divided the internet after admitting he fires any employee who doesn't have a six-pack.

Now, it's pretty common knowledge that certain jobs require specific things, but what would you do if your future employer asked you for something that has absolutely nothing to do with your job?

Andy Elliott, a professional sales trainer and car salesman, often uses his platform to talk about "inspirational" aspects of his job, one of which involves asking all of his employees to have a six-pack.

The 43-year-old claimed that he has "high standards" and so should the people that want to work for him.

In a video posted to Instagram, Elliott explained his line of thinking, saying: "Six-pack or you're fired - that's what I tell my entire team. If you don't have a six-pack, you don't work for us."

He continued: "It's called a standard - how about we raise them? How about you guys quit getting civilized and quit settling?"

He admitted that while others may disagree with his tactic, he doesn't concern himself with the opinions of others.

"There are some people in this room that said they would sue their company if they told them they had to have a six-pack," he said. "We know you would sue - that conversation is for the one percent - it wasn't for you."

Social media users were left completely baffled by the unique technique, but soon enough, the comments started getting more harsh.

"Can’t work for me if you’re bald. Grow hair or get out," wrote one user while another also had a similar thought process adding: "How bout flowing hair, quitter?"

"Can’t take anyone seriously that tucks a t shirt into trousers," continued the comments.

"Bringing a 6 pack of beer to work every day sounds like my dream job," another user pointed out, playing on this idea of a "six-pack."

This person slammed Elliott as "cringe" adding: "I cringe every time this guy shows up on my feed."

"Man I served in the Marines for 13 years with some absolute savages. I mean true savage professionals that were smart, tactically sound, strong, loyal, courageous, and in [unbelievable] shape as demonstrated in combat...didn’t have a 6 pack..." another Instagram user chimed in.

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However, not everyone was opposed to the idea, with some finding the "life lesson" in his remarks.

"I get what he means! It takes dedication and discipline to maintain a six pack, so stop taking offense to that statement and rather take it in! That's what sales is all about! You must keep learning and adapting as a salesman to keep being top of your game. Bravo," one user applauded.

And this person also shared a similar perspective writing: "I think it is absolutely ok to have these standards. 100% of the people that comment on this being not okay would absolutely not apply there anyway. So why not being ok with people having opinions like that.

"The sixpack he refers to is not meant as an beauty thing. He refers to the work ethic to keep one," he added.

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Boss fires any employee who doesn't have a six-pack: 'I have high standards'

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By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A boss has divided the internet after admitting he fires any employee who doesn't have a six-pack.

Now, it's pretty common knowledge that certain jobs require specific things, but what would you do if your future employer asked you for something that has absolutely nothing to do with your job?

Andy Elliott, a professional sales trainer and car salesman, often uses his platform to talk about "inspirational" aspects of his job, one of which involves asking all of his employees to have a six-pack.

The 43-year-old claimed that he has "high standards" and so should the people that want to work for him.

In a video posted to Instagram, Elliott explained his line of thinking, saying: "Six-pack or you're fired - that's what I tell my entire team. If you don't have a six-pack, you don't work for us."

He continued: "It's called a standard - how about we raise them? How about you guys quit getting civilized and quit settling?"

He admitted that while others may disagree with his tactic, he doesn't concern himself with the opinions of others.

"There are some people in this room that said they would sue their company if they told them they had to have a six-pack," he said. "We know you would sue - that conversation is for the one percent - it wasn't for you."

Social media users were left completely baffled by the unique technique, but soon enough, the comments started getting more harsh.

"Can’t work for me if you’re bald. Grow hair or get out," wrote one user while another also had a similar thought process adding: "How bout flowing hair, quitter?"

"Can’t take anyone seriously that tucks a t shirt into trousers," continued the comments.

"Bringing a 6 pack of beer to work every day sounds like my dream job," another user pointed out, playing on this idea of a "six-pack."

This person slammed Elliott as "cringe" adding: "I cringe every time this guy shows up on my feed."

"Man I served in the Marines for 13 years with some absolute savages. I mean true savage professionals that were smart, tactically sound, strong, loyal, courageous, and in [unbelievable] shape as demonstrated in combat...didn’t have a 6 pack..." another Instagram user chimed in.

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However, not everyone was opposed to the idea, with some finding the "life lesson" in his remarks.

"I get what he means! It takes dedication and discipline to maintain a six pack, so stop taking offense to that statement and rather take it in! That's what sales is all about! You must keep learning and adapting as a salesman to keep being top of your game. Bravo," one user applauded.

And this person also shared a similar perspective writing: "I think it is absolutely ok to have these standards. 100% of the people that comment on this being not okay would absolutely not apply there anyway. So why not being ok with people having opinions like that.

"The sixpack he refers to is not meant as an beauty thing. He refers to the work ethic to keep one," he added.

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What do you think of the perspective?

Featured Image Credit: The Good Brigade/Getty