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.
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).
M.ister W wrote (see)
I wouldn't employ someone who spelled truly with an e.
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..........
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!"?
I thought bra size was the most crucial requirement when recruiting????
kittenkat wrote (see)
BRT wrote (see)I thought bra size was the most crucial requirement when recruiting????That's me unemployed then!
BRT wrote (see)
I would think hard about it. I have employed a fat person before and she was a nightmare - loads of emotional and personal hygeine issues (smelliest feet, intermitant deodorant use, gut falling out of ill-fitting clothes etc). She was also off sick, a lot, and most of the time I suspected her 'illness' was total fiction, ie she was never off sick for long enough to provide a sick certificate and it always seemed to be girly problems that she thought I'd flinch at asking about. She was completely deluded (I've mentioned her before - her idea of a diet was soup, bread, butter, no main course and then pudding).
Then again, I've also worked with a completely neurotic cow who was bulemic (sp sorry). She was the vainest most self obsessed individual I've ever known. I didn't recruit her but I would have happily sacked her.
If was interviewing a larger person I would question them very carefully about their out of work activity and also check their previous sickness history. I probably would make sure they knew they were on probation too, but then I do that with everyone I recruit.
I hear what you are saying KK.
I went for a gym induction a few years back and was shown around the gym by a fatty bum bum. I hate to say but my initial thoughts were "well if it isn't good enough for you to use, it isn't good enough for me!" - especially given her sales skills were telling me how wonderful the equipment was!
That aside, I do like fat women. I've slept with no end of them at 3am after a night on the piss.
Candy, is an anorexhic a thin person with a drink problem?
My gut reaction (sorry...) is to say 'no', but I actually employ two obese people, both of whom are damn good at their jobs and I wouldn't be without either of them.
I also employ people of different ethnicities and a registered disabled person. I'd love a fight with a discrimination tribunal, me
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