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Old 06-22-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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obese people are the most discriminated group. When you are lets say Polish, you can go with the Polish, when you are Catholic you can go with the Catholics, when you are FAT, nobody wants you. Its terrible but true.
With roughly 2/3rds of the U.S. population overweight and 1/3 obese and roughly 29% Catholic and 3% Polish/of Polish descent, I'd say that's not true. Being overweight's the norm among American adults.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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2/3 may be overweight, but that can be anything from 10 or so extra pounds up to the pre-obesity threshold, so really such a wide range it's virtually meaningless.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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I agree with Opyelie. When you go to a heavily populated place like the beach or a train station, you'll notice a good chunk of people are, well, chubby. But very few of them are disgustingly obese.

The problem here is with the disgustingly obese. Not just the people with a couple dozen or so extra pounds.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Just as an aside - I realise the OP's friend is female, but I have to wonder just why the word FEMALE was so stressed in the heading. Are we to assume a grossly obese female is inherently different to a grossly obese male applicant? (aside from the obvious of course)
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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No question that the OP's obese friend is going to find her size a virtually complete block to being hired unless she has very unique skills. And yes, it takes a long time to lose that much weight (and apparently, said friend gained a lot of it recently with emotional overeating). She might have to be on SSDI if she can even get it. I've known obese people to get it because of depression, PTSD, back pain... It helps to have a social worker running interference. Where I work, sometimes I feel like I'm one of the few people who continues to work despite various problems, when I see patients coming in all on SSDI/Medicaid for life. It ticks me off, although I should be at least as ticked off at CEOs making gazillions of dollars a week, for what?
As others have suggested, maybe the friend could do an office job from home, especially if she's already had the skill set in the office itself.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Default It is harder for Grossly Overweight Women than Men!

I think it is much harder for a grossly overweight woman to get and hold onto a job than a man. Where I work there are a few very successful men who are over 300 pounds (of fat not muscle) who seem to be on top of the world and act like they still are football heros in college.

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Just as an aside - I realise the OP's friend is female, but I have to wonder just why the word FEMALE was so stressed in the heading. Are we to assume a grossly obese female is inherently different to a grossly obese male applicant? (aside from the obvious of course)
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Thanks for publishing your findings. They are indeed interesting.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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The answer to this question is simply NO! Because you are one fat BlTCH!
Don't talk to your momma like that, boy!

How rude!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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Just as an aside - I realise the OP's friend is female, but I have to wonder just why the word FEMALE was so stressed in the heading. Are we to assume a grossly obese female is inherently different to a grossly obese male applicant? (aside from the obvious of course)
let me say you are one smart cookie!~!! I really think you have common sense, very rare !!! I like your posts alot.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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I guess it depends on the line of work and her overall intelligence. If she was a genius then I wouldn't care unless it was a the type of job where she had to do alot of client facing. Not to sound insensitive but you need to get her to lose weight not just to get a job but for her own health. Being unemployed, she should have plenty of time to exercise and eat right. If she actually gets a job she'll have even less time to do these things, so no time like the present.
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