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Old 06-19-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Let's talk 360 lb. male.
Would HE be hired?
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Let's talk 360 lb. male.
Would HE be hired?
Without question, of course. And according to a recent study, he'd probably have no trouble getting laid either.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Wow, so I guess the entire medical community is wrong, but you are right??? What arrogance. And any time you have to use the word "fanatical" there's something wrong (with you).
LMAO, no wonder this country has such an obesity problem
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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LMAO, no wonder this country has such an obesity problem
This country has an obesity problem because its population doesn't listen to your crackpot theories?
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: southern california
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good worker but significant health issues.

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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She wouldn't have had an iceblock's chance in Hell of getting hired at my last job as the office was up a flight of stairs and the job required quite a few trips up and down every day to the factory floor, ops mgr, shipping etc etc. and no way we were hiring someone so I could do THAT part of their job if they couldn't get up and down the stairs often.

Oh, and I don't think being overweight necessarily affects your chances, but at 5'4 and 360 she's not 'overweight' she's morbidly OBESE.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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She wouldn't have had an iceblock's chance in Hell of getting hired at my last job as the office was up a flight of stairs and the job required quite a few trips up and down every day to the factory floor, ops mgr, shipping etc etc. and no way we were hiring someone so I could do THAT part of their job if they couldn't get up and down the stairs often.
A facility that has stairs with no alternative is not ADA accessible and an employer that hires on the basis of whether or not the employee can go up and down those stairs is just asking for a lawsuit. You might as well have a bullseye on your forehead.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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A facility that has stairs with no alternative is not ADA accessible and any employer that hires on the basis of whether or not the employee can go up and down the stairs is just asking for a lawsuit. You might as well have a bullseye on your forehead.
Whatever - welcome to the REAL world. I never said that would be the REASON given.

btw ADA only applies to employers with over 25 employees AND if the "accomodation" would not cause undue hardship to the employer.

WTH decided everyone with an "issue" is entitled to work in ANY job? I can think of plenty that wouldn't accomodate a handicap/disability just by the nature of the job itself.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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This country has an obesity problem because its population doesn't listen to your crackpot theories?
Wow, so diet and exercise is now a crackpot theory? ROFLMAO
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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A facility that has stairs with no alternative is not ADA accessible and an employer that hires on the basis of whether or not the employee can go up and down those stairs is just asking for a lawsuit. You might as well have a bullseye on your forehead.
I believe the poster you responded to is located in Australia ... They may or may not have disability rights laws but the ADA is only applicable here in the US.
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