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Old 04-05-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Originally Posted by tamiznluv View Post
My goodness! I have never seen such out and out bigotry towards fat people as I have here!

I'm a "burger bunny" and am now overweight but I can run circles around the skinnier, more svelte co-workers. There are customers who come in and look down their nose at me because I am fat but my regular customers who have gotten to know me over the years love me for my nice personality. I have been a "stick figure" too and noticed the difference (in men) (and some women!) towards me when I gained weight....from Prednisone. Didn't take but 5 days after hubby died to have one of my regulars to "hit on me"! Thanks, I'm flattered but eeewww.

My Mom was an RN, she got heavy from her job too but damned, she was the bestest nurse I ever knew! She wasn't obese but heavy. I can't tell you how many times she worked day and night. I remember spending many a day and half the nigh in either the witing room ofr the OR theater waiting for Dad to get off work. (before I started school) If they needed someone, they would always call her first and she would dutifly go.

I have to admit I see lots of people who make me feel still skinny! I feel sorry for them. Being fat is difficult for me now. I can't bend like I used to. I was horrified at myself at Disney World! So give the fat people a break. They feel bad enough as it is.
Damn straight

You know what I always tell those people that look down their noses at me ? "Yeh, well your ugly and I can lose weight"
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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Damn straight

You know what I always tell those people that look down their noses at me ? "Yeh, well your ugly and I can lose weight"
Which is exactly why this policy is ok. Want a job there? Lose the weight.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A self-inflicted physical characteristic is different from a born physical characteristic. I understand people who cannot help it, but many CAN.

Would someone who tattooed their face be allowed to work at the hospital? To me that's the better analogy.

Why shouldn't they be allowed to work in a hospital? Do tat's affect ones performance, ability, intelligence, honesty and integrity? For that matter, does obesity? Does smoking?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Oh these double standards. Stop whinig. These kinds of comments are just as nasty as comments you probably don't like hearing about the overweight. Two wrongs don't make a right.

I work with women who makes comments to me like "you're skinny, I hate you" and "skinny *****". I'd be nailed to a wall if I called someone a "fat *****" or told them to eat less. I'm quite average really and yes they are all overweight. Do you really think that's fair?
You kiddin'? I don't think anybody should be calling anybody else names based on appearances, but when a fit person makes fun of a fat guy people laugh. If a chubby guy like me makes fun of skinny people folks will just think I'm bitter lol.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Guess I'm fortunate to work from home (where I'm just as productive as I ever was on-site at a hospital), where none of the sensitive CEO's have to be mortified I'm no longer a size 3.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Which is exactly why this policy is ok.
Huh ???

I think you missed the point of my comment. Besides, not everybody CAN lose the weight..should that mean they are prohibited from earning a living ? This country is so superficial...now it's "Don't apply for a job unless you're a perfect specimen of a human being".

No wonder I hate most people
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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As usual, the hypocritical Pharisee's have come into this thread looking down their pristine, incredibly healthy noses at anyone not like them. Since they have such an exalted opinion of themselves, it's easy for them to ridicule, reject and discriminate against their less intelligent "fat" brethren.:roll eyes:

The hubris just oozes out of some posters when the subject of someone else's appearance or habits comes up. So much so that I've got to quit and wipe up underneath my monitor.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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You kiddin'? I don't think anybody should be calling anybody else names based on appearances, but when a fit person makes fun of a fat guy people laugh. If a chubby guy like me makes fun of skinny people folks will just think I'm bitter lol.
Exactly. The poster you quoted also comes off as having a huge superiority complex. She sounds like she loves being the lone thin person among a room fool of evil fat people.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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I'm all for this, the area I work in is cramped and you have to be physically able to get in and out of tight spaces in a hurry. Now I'm 6'2" 210. I have no problem getting around. Some of my fellow IR staff, not so much. They are actually a liability when things go bad. We actually have an employee code team set up amongst ourselves.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Exactly. The poster you quoted also comes off as having a huge superiority complex. She sounds like she loves being the lone thin person among a room fool of evil fat people.
I didn't quite get that vibe, it was more the whole "you can't make fun of fat people" comment that got me.
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