Tuesday, October 25, 2005

While we're being un-PC...

... it clearly doesn't pay to be a fatty (the grounds for dismissal part is unreal):

Overweight people miss out on jobs, says report
James Meikle
Tuesday October 25, 2005
The Guardian

Overweight people find it harder to get a job than their slimmer counterparts, an online survey of more than 2,000 human resources professionals by the journal Personnel Today suggests.

It reports that 93% of those questioned said they would favour a "normal weight" candidate over an overweight person, even if they were identically qualified.

Nearly half said obesity lowered an employee's output and 30% regarded obesity as a valid reason for not employing someone. Four in 10 suggested overweight people lacked self-discipline and one in 10 thought weight a ground for dismissal.

1 comment:

You know who... said...

Fat people are the scourge of the earth. If they weren't such greedy bastards, they wouldn't get discriminated against. Anyone who says it's an "illness" is clearly deluded. Fat people continuously snack, visit the drinks machine and spend inordinate amounts of time wedging themselves in and out of "standard" size seats, both at work, on trains and in economy class aircraft seat. Gits.