Would you employ a truely obese person?

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kittenkat    pirate
20/10/2010 at 08:16

Or would you have reservations?

Ignore any overly pc, can't discriminate on any account society arguments on this, just for now.

Well would you?

20/10/2010 at 08:35

But if you employed someone and over the next 6 months they became truly obese would you try to get rid of them?

Personally, I'm afraid I wouldn't.  Health complications from true obesity would make me perceive them as a risk. 

20/10/2010 at 08:48
It would depend on the job I was employing them for and their skills.  If I wanted someone to work in confined spaces then probably not.  If it was a desk job and they were the best person for the job then yes I would.
GTC
20/10/2010 at 08:51
If You ran a cicrcus and needed a tight rope walker then it would be a no.
GTC
20/10/2010 at 08:52

We're so short of space in our offices that I joke we can only recruit very small people (lucky I got in a while ago).

20/10/2010 at 08:53
I wouldn't employ someone who spelled truly with an e.
20/10/2010 at 08:54
If they were the best person for the job, why wouldn't I?
20/10/2010 at 08:54
M.ister W wrote (see)
I wouldn't employ someone who spelled truly with an e.

hahahaha!
20/10/2010 at 09:02
Yes I would
kittenkat    pirate
20/10/2010 at 09:05
M.ister W wrote (see)
I wouldn't employ someone who spelled truly with an e.
Damn!
20/10/2010 at 09:05
i have done - she was the best person for the job i was interviewing for
seren nos    pirate
20/10/2010 at 09:12

Yes definitely if they had the skills.

when I started my last proper job.they took on three of us..........one very obese lady..one very skinny person..........and me in the middle..............

The skinny person left within a week as she had too many emotional problems that she couldn't cope with..........I managed over 10 years and left due to stress with kids................The obese person is still there after 20 years doing a cracking job..........

20/10/2010 at 09:20

yes of course. 

If it is a corollary, I wouldn't employ an anorexhic.  In my rather limited experience (one in real life and the rather droney on one this forum), their self loathing is entirely justified.

What about you, KK?  Given that last week you said you'd be ashamed to visit the doctor if you were overweight, I guess it's a "no!"?

kittenkat    pirate
20/10/2010 at 09:28
candy ollier wrote (see)

yes of course. 

If it is a corollary, I wouldn't employ an anorexhic.  In my rather limited experience (one in real life and the rather droney on one this forum), their self loathing is entirely justified.

What about you, KK?  Given that last week you said you'd be ashamed to visit the doctor if you were overweight, I guess it's a "no!"?

Well I'm asking myself what factors I would consider. First consideration should be employing the person who could do the job best. In some industries image IS important, even if we would like to pretend in a very politically correct way that it isn't. If someone's physical condition was going to impair negatively on their ability to do a job then the answer would be no. And of course that would apply to someone with anorexia as well as someone who was clinically obese.

Does a person's physicality reflect their character traits and ethics in other areas of life or not?

20/10/2010 at 09:41

I thought bra size was the most crucial requirement when recruiting????

20/10/2010 at 09:42
Spit it out, Kittenkat...
kittenkat    pirate
20/10/2010 at 09:47
BRT wrote (see)

I thought bra size was the most crucial requirement when recruiting????

That's me unemployed then!
20/10/2010 at 09:57
I employ several obese people - tons in fact. It's not an issue - mainly because Obese is a lot smaller than most people think. I have been obese myself and I was called curvy (although to be fair I thought I was enormous at a size 20).

I also work in the fattest town in the country (according to the daily record) which means that the work pool's average BMI is pretty high to start with.

It is perfectly possible to be fit and active and mobile and obese and I really cannot see why it would ever be a bar to working in the vast majority of jobs.

Or do you mean - do you employ someone who is so big they have mobility problems - akin to a disability? Because I am sure you know the route that takes you down - DDA here we come.

20/10/2010 at 09:59
kittenkat wrote (see)
BRT wrote (see)

I thought bra size was the most crucial requirement when recruiting????

That's me unemployed then!

I'm sure that Boss man would be able to find other redeeming qualities in you KK
kittenkat    pirate
20/10/2010 at 10:07
GymAddict wrote (see)
 Or do you mean - do you employ someone who is so big they have mobility problems - akin to a disability?

I don't know really, I was just throwing the question out there because I was reading a discussion on another site about a fat receptionist at a gym, the discussion was really talking about company image. And so I was just wondering what people's thoughts were.

And I was wondering just how much people ARE discriminated against because of their size. Not what we think should maybe happen but what really happens.

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