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Mod (Andy) note: See similar thread " Your Height May Keep You From Getting A Job
It's well known that discrimination occurs over height, hair color, attractiveness, etc. in the hiring process or in the work place. Weight discrimination has risen 66% in the last decade according to the Journal of Obesity. And guess what? It is legal in every state except Michigan to discriminate against obese applicants for business reasons. Did you never lose that extra beer weight from college? Well you might consider spending some extra time at the gym, it could soon be as important as getting your resume to look perfect :

The obese are absent from work more often than people of healthy weight. The most obese men take 5.9 more sick days a year; the most obese women, 9.4 days more. Obesity-related absenteeism costs employers as much as $6.4 billion a year, health economists led by Eric Finkelstein of Duke University calculated.

Do you think discriminating against the obese is OK? Do you discriminate against obese applicants when you interview? How important is physical appearance in your workplace?

I don't know about the rest of you but I've been steadily dropping some weight for a while and still have a way to go, but this is good motivation. It is going to be interesting to see how this issue develops over the next few years as America's obesity problem grows. It's pretty obvious to see that weight has affected the careers of people like Chris Christie.

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