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Old 11-24-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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If you were a hiring manager would you strongly consider a woman who was 5 foot 4 360 pounds for an adminstrative job in your company?
No; solely because it does not make any business sense and for the health insurance costs, in addition to the very high likelihood because of her health she will certainly take more sick days, need accommodations.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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A good female friend of mine has been unemployed now for over a year but is still collecting unemployment benefits. She will likely collect benefits for the whole 99 weeks because she is not having any luck at all finding a job. I think that much of her trouble is her weight. She is big really big. She told me she has gained almost 100 pounds from the stress and is now 360 pounds. In all honesty, she looks just terrible.

My friend had a relatively successful career as an Administrative Assistant but after a year of unemployment she has sent out hundreds of resumes and had only four interviews. Each time she was brought in for an interview she was given a shocked look and sent packing in a few minutes. No one said she was too fat but she could tell by their body language that they wanted her gone as fast as possible.

If you were a hiring manager would you strongly consider a woman who was 5 foot 4 360 pounds for an adminstrative job in your company?
If I were a mcdonalds manager, she would be hired.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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I have a friend like this. She is 5'3 and weighted about 320 lbs. She had trouble getting a job just about everywhere she applied to and she knew it was because of her weight. She finally applied for a job at fast food and they even said that they did not think she would be able to effectively move around the restaurant. The next day, she brought in her two year old daughter and told them that she needed a job to provide for her. They gave her the job, but they are not exactly nice to her (constant name calling from co-workers and managers).
There also concerned the customers might not get their food.

And she is a hazard, imagine trying to get around someone that big in a fast food restaurant environment. They're dangerous enough as it is.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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There also concerned the customers might not get their food.

And she is a hazard, imagine trying to get around someone that big in a fast food restaurant environment. They're dangerous enough as it is.
Dude... I have seen some LARGE women (and men) working at fast food places! They seem to get around just fine, LOL.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:41 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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A good female friend of mine has been unemployed now for over a year but is still collecting unemployment benefits. She will likely collect benefits for the whole 99 weeks because she is not having any luck at all finding a job. I think that much of her trouble is her weight. She is big really big. She told me she has gained almost 100 pounds from the stress and is now 360 pounds. In all honesty, she looks just terrible.

My friend had a relatively successful career as an Administrative Assistant but after a year of unemployment she has sent out hundreds of resumes and had only four interviews. Each time she was brought in for an interview she was given a shocked look and sent packing in a few minutes. No one said she was too fat but she could tell by their body language that they wanted her gone as fast as possible.

If you were a hiring manager would you strongly consider a woman who was 5 foot 4 360 pounds for an adminstrative job in your company?
Absolutely not.
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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No. I've never hired but one man for an office job. Once was enough. He was not a good employee for an office, most women have no trouble with office work.
You do realize that's discriminatory, right? Unfortunately, men aren't considered a protected class like women are.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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I'm 5'9" and usually between 175 and 185 barefoot and buck naked and cannot comprehend being a half a foot shorter and twice as heavy! I'm sure it's tough to get started on a workout program when you have let the weight get out of hand but you need to halp your friend understand that she will soon be DEAD if she does not start doing something about her weight. No one gets this fat w/o serious lazyness and over eating.

How on earth do you let yourself get that fat if you aren't working? If I were to be fired from my job one positive would be that I would have time to get absolutely ripped. Even after going to an interview or two everyday you still have plenty of time to kill. Pushups, situps, stretching, walking, hiking and running are all free last time I checked.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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No one gets this fat w/o serious lazyness and over eating.
Or is using food as big-time comfort. (Or is maybe one of those one-in-a-million people who have a serious metabolic disorder?) Whatever the case, it's sad and I feel for that woman, who is probably regretting every piece of junk food she put in her body.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I worked with someone about this weight and let me tell you it got really old really fast being the one expected to do ALL the "running around and exerting yourself" components of the office work because SHE either couldn't handle it OR took all day to walk up and down a flight of stairs.

Thankfully, the tipping point for my boss came when she started whining about needing to have the printer and copier moved closer to her desk LOL

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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I worked with someone about this weight and let me tell you it got really old really fast being the one expected to do ALL the "running around and exerting yourself" components of the office work because SHE either couldn't handle it OR took all day to walk up and down a flight of stairs.

Thankfully, the tipping point for my boss came when she started whining about needing to have the printer and copier moved closer to her desk LOL
Wow! That is complete laziness . I know some heavy set people who are fairly active, though they may not make the best choices in terms of food, but to have someone else do all the leg work b/c they can't handle it or b/c they are way out of shape? That's laziness. I know some people who are heavy due to medications drastically slowing their metabolism and causing drowsiness, but even they are willing to take the time and walk to printers or walk up and down steps.
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