Skip to comments.Only 15% of hiring managers would consider hiring an overweight woman
Posted on 12/11/2017 11:29:36 AM PST by sparklite2
Radio personality Shavonne Patrice Owens, 37, says she experienced weight discrimination firsthand when she applied for a daycare job in Huntsville, Alabama, two years ago. Despite having all the qualifications for the job, Owens says her friend a former employee of the daycare center in question (whose employment later terminated) told her the reason she was ultimately passed over for the job was because of her weight.
Owens, who was 525 pounds at 511 at the time of her interview with the daycare center, said that this incident hurt for a second, just for a second but I know who I am and because of my weight, it has restricted me from a lot of things. Looking back, she said shes lost out on other career opportunities (such as jobs in retail that would have required prolonged periods of standing), and she suspects her size was working against her.
Whats more,the standards for physical appearance are stricter for women than men. Women are more likely to be evaluated on their physical appearance, says Dr. Kelly Brownell, the dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. This, he explains, makes it even harder for overweight or obese women to contend with recruiters prejudicial biases against them.
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So would that make their job opportunity a slim chance or a fat chance?
Maybe they were afraid she would fall on one of the children.
Oh goody! Another victim group!
Also, as an employer, you better discuss it with your insurance because morbidly obese have LOTS of underlying medical issues, and will probably die or severely injure themselves (or a child) on their watch.
Slim and none. And slim has left the building.
People who are very overweight are ticking time bombs vis a vie a health care and disability and workers comp costs.
Ditto for smokers, I have not hired a smoker in perhaps 2 decades.
It is a perfectly rational approach to screen out candidates for these issues.
....1/4 ton of fat isn't "overweight" and not even "obese"....she is super morbidly obese. A danger to herself and the daycare.
I’ve seen how overweight (or should I chance it and just say ‘fat’?) people eat. No one really needs to eat that much food. All they have to do is cut down.
5 and a quarter! whoa
Another victim group which tells us they are perfectly normal, perfectly fit, and perfectly able for anything they choose to do, simply because they choose it.
If women keep it up with “he looked at me” being sexual harassment, the title of this article will have to be changed to “only 2 percent of hiring managers would consider hiring a woman”.
Describing 525 pounds as overweight is a lie by omission.
I could see her ignoring the 300 pound warning bell, but what about 400? 500?
And a job at a daycare wouldn't require prolonged periods of standing?
Not to mention the extraordinary healthcare costs the company would have with a 525 lb. employee.
Overweight is one thing, but the woman in the article is 525 pounds!
Females who have had children and careers, are chunky overweight or just big, are usually very good managers.
Skinny females who have never had children re horrible managers but insist on explaining their greatness every fay.
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