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Old 08-28-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I've lost 10 pounds just by stepping foot in L.A.

It happens.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I have no knowledge of the photography business, but this I can tell you as DH and my SIL have many years of recruiting experience: There are definitely companies out there that look for someone who will "fit" with their "environment." The will not hire people of certain ethnic backgrounds, of certain ages, of certain "hipness" levels because they do not think they will "blend" with the people already in the company. Many companies have a "corporate culture" and if they think you won't fit in you probably won't get hired. I couldn't say how much weight is a factor in that it would be considered along with everything else.
Agree. Cali is very 'visual'. But, if you get 'a look' that really works for you whether through a stylist or something you came up with yourself, that's a plus.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:27 AM
 
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People behind the camera never have to worry about looks. In LA, that's why they're behind the camera.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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There is a law that says "if you are bigger than size 4 you are not allowed in the city limits".

Are you serious?
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I've noticed that even though there are laws against discrimination a lot of employers of smaller businesses will choose people who don't smoke and are not over weight simply because the chances of them being away from work for health related issues are far less.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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If you're good enough at your job, it won't matter what your weight is (with the exception of jobs like actor, model, or porn star, of course! ).
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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LA is full of Tubs
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I think a lot of it is about self confidence. I've known overweight people who land any job they want because they walk in with that certain self confidence. I've also known size 0 people who struggle because they are so focused on being skinny, people acknowledge their low self esteem and aren't as willing to give them a shot. This a town that thrives on fear, so if you don't seem fearful you'll be fine!
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Just out of interest, I wonder what a US size 4 is the equivalent to? I always thought it was a British size 8, but I consider that to be thin and apparently in Hollywood if you're bigger than that, you're doomed.
Seeing as I'm a UK 10, I better start the diet now...
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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If so, I'm living in the wrong place.
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