While I wouldn’t say it applies to all of these types of posts there are a disproportionate amount of SysAdmin posts that advertise that you need to be able to lift 50 pounds (or some figure like this). This is only advertised by small companies and never by large companies. It seems like an easy way to rule out people with disabilities and not have to deal with related costs/challenges of the ADA, insurance, etc. Having been a SysAdmin for 8 years there have been times where I have moved equipment (and sometimes quite heavy equipment) but moving equipment is not what my job is nor what they pay me for – I am an equally valuable employee if I never moved any heavy equipment. Furthermore, I could have easily explained to a trained monkey how to move this equipment – it definitely did not require a SysAdmin to move it. I now take pretty serious offense at these postings because it reveals something much deeper and sinister about these companies. On a side note my employer is very disability friendly (Sorry I cannot tell you who it is because of employee confidentiality rules) and even has a WAN Admin who is blind and from everything I’ve heard they are very accommodating.