Frickin unbelievable!! 37 sit ups in 1 minute, what is this? The triathelon!!
It's getting tougher for the dishonest, the mentally unstable and the overweight to get hired as Cook County jail guards these days. As a result, fewer guards are getting hired.
Until recently, would-be correctional officers only had to pass a drug test, a criminal background check and a physical agility test that included bending over and picking up a chair.
New rules makes it tougher to become a jail guard
Now, Sheriff Tom Dart requires jail guard candidates to pass lie-detector and psychological tests, along with a more strenuous physical-ability test that requires people under 30 years old to complete 37 sit-ups in a minute