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(Fox News)   New study finds obese women face serious job discrimination unless they can wear a Viking helmet and sing "Ride of the Valkyries"   (foxnews.com) divider line 282
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2012-05-03 08:26:17 AM  
Hey, reinforced office chairs are expensive. Not to mention the increased plumbing costs.
 
2012-05-03 08:26:31 AM  
Bald men shrug and say "yeah you go cry about that."
 
2012-05-03 08:32:57 AM  
They can't dance on bars with the pretty girls either.
 
2012-05-03 08:49:27 AM  
They can't even do that now...
DAMN YOU, J.G. WENTWORTH!
 
2012-05-03 09:03:03 AM  
Not if they work at Lane Bryant.
 
2012-05-03 10:31:37 AM  
Why risk the increase in Health Care costs for no reason? Typing and filing are easy, anyone can do it. Why not hire someone who looks good while doing it??
 
2012-05-03 10:42:31 AM  
You wouldn't hire a booze or drug addict, even a functional one, would you? Why hire someone who can't put down a fork for 10 minutes?
 
2012-05-03 11:16:11 AM  
I would never hire a fat chick. Who wants an employee with no farking self respect?
 
2012-05-03 11:17:58 AM  
Because they're disgusting and evil and should be burned for fuel. It's axiomatic.
 
2012-05-03 11:18:47 AM  

Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.


why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

www.nypost.com

i mean, come on.
 
2012-05-03 11:18:55 AM  
My first job was at a Baskin Robbins. Whenever the manager put up the Help Wanted sign, this huge chick would apply. He thought it was hilarious.
 
2012-05-03 11:19:01 AM  
Why would I ever higher someone who was obese? They're more likely to have more medical problems and miss more work. I'm basically taking on the burden of someone who doesn't take care of themselves. Pass.
 
2012-05-03 11:19:29 AM  

unlikely: Bald men shrug and say "yeah you go cry about that."


Bald men crying while obese women watch? Rule 34.
 
2012-05-03 11:19:43 AM  
The reason not to hire the fat lady is because they take up the one and only handicap parking spot.
 
2012-05-03 11:19:44 AM  
the hatred for fat folks is strong in this thread
 
2012-05-03 11:20:15 AM  
Morbidly obese women are usually a mental wreck.
 
2012-05-03 11:20:16 AM  
www.nonstick.com

Kill The Wabbit! Kill The Wabbit!
 
2012-05-03 11:20:18 AM  
images.wikia.com

Bovine Assault.
 
2012-05-03 11:20:22 AM  
Nitpick: you can't actually sing Ride of the Valkyries. It has no lyrics.

/unless you count "Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit..."
 
2012-05-03 11:20:31 AM  
FTA:The study involved showing a group of people, acting as hiring employers, various resumes and headshots of people seeking jobs.

Well there's your problem.
 
2012-05-03 11:21:04 AM  

hinten: The reason not to hire the fat lady is because they take up the one and only handicap parking spot.


With the parking tag they borrowed from their sick uncle.
 
2012-05-03 11:22:12 AM  
Not over here in the Gov't sector. I just started contracting and am working with Federal Goverment Civillians,,,,and I think being an overwheight anti social troll is a prerequisite for all female employees.
 
2012-05-03 11:22:12 AM  
Hi there! Welcome to IKEA...
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-05-03 11:22:31 AM  
damn, another fattie thread! may as well post this one again.

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-03 11:22:38 AM  
Did Rick Romero write this?

Who in the hell wants to insure and work with a fat person?

"what's that? you'e got type 2 diabetes and your kids are fat as well? Sure! We would LOVE to put you on the company insurance plan!"

//from the "no shiat files"
 
2012-05-03 11:23:22 AM  

Sullyville: the hatred for fat folks is strong in this thread


To be fair, its quite easy to find things to hate about fat people.
 
2012-05-03 11:23:32 AM  

frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.


I saw her IRL at a local mall and Holy Geebus, I'd hit it like the fist of an angry god.

4.bp.blogspot.com

"You'll be farking fat girls in no time!"
 
2012-05-03 11:23:37 AM  
@BiffDangler: That'd be the vast majority of the human population.

Otherwise...

Speaking from personal experience, when I went from 260 lbs to 155 lbs, the journey was very enlightening. The smaller I got, the more people noticed me. Thinner = more approachable. I look at people who are the size I was then, and they frighten me. I wonder what they are hiding or what happened to them to make them so dependent on food. Because food *is* addictive and it *is* ubiquitous and, while being fat is socially unacceptable, eating a lot of food isn't. So good luck making sense out of that. For my own part - and I think I speak for most obese folks - no one ever taught me HOW to take good care of myself. 20 years of dieting through every bland, boring, tasteless and predictable program you can imagine never helped and it's really discouraging. You get to the point where you can't think of yourself as anything but fat, and then you're done. Once your self-perception is "I'm fat, I've always been fat and I'll always be fat," it is impossible to be anything BUT fat.

You can't change your body until you change your mind.


//the more you know
 
2012-05-03 11:23:47 AM  

2 grams: Not over here in the Gov't sector. I just started contracting and am working with Federal Goverment Civillians,,,,and I think being an overwheight anti social troll is a prerequisite for all female employees.


this. i think we hire by the lb.
 
2012-05-03 11:23:55 AM  

frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.


Their weight might be the same, but they carry it well.
Ms. Grumbles is 5'0" and +160 pounds. She has a slight belly and the rest is T&A. You might call her thick, pudgy, or plump, but not obese. To me, obese is when you don't carry it well, and that usually means you have too much of it, no matter your body type.
 
2012-05-03 11:25:07 AM  
So, Rosie and Oprah are not hiring?
 
2012-05-03 11:26:03 AM  
they should apply where I work. the place is stuffed with fatties.
 
2012-05-03 11:26:30 AM  

Aracnix: @BiffDangler: That'd be the vast majority of the human population.

Otherwise...

Speaking from personal experience, when I went from 260 lbs to 155 lbs, the journey was very enlightening. The smaller I got, the more people noticed me. Thinner = more approachable. I look at people who are the size I was then, and they frighten me. I wonder what they are hiding or what happened to them to make them so dependent on food. Because food *is* addictive and it *is* ubiquitous and, while being fat is socially unacceptable, eating a lot of food isn't. So good luck making sense out of that. For my own part - and I think I speak for most obese folks - no one ever taught me HOW to take good care of myself. 20 years of dieting through every bland, boring, tasteless and predictable program you can imagine never helped and it's really discouraging. You get to the point where you can't think of yourself as anything but fat, and then you're done. Once your self-perception is "I'm fat, I've always been fat and I'll always be fat," it is impossible to be anything BUT fat.

You can't change your body until you change your mind.


//the more you know


I think you actually make my point.. the fatties are not right in the mind. Therefore, I would never hire one. You on the other hand I would hire.
 
2012-05-03 11:27:22 AM  
Expensive to insure: more sick days, wear on tear on office furniture is atrocious, almost always a rodent problem from all the droppings
 
2012-05-03 11:27:27 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.

Their weight might be the same, but they carry it well.
Ms. Grumbles is 5'0" and +160 pounds. She has a slight belly and the rest is T&A. You might call her thick, pudgy, or plump, but not obese. To me, obese is when you don't carry it well, and that usually means you have too much of it, no matter your body type.


i call her "heavenly". as in "when I die, that is the kind of heaven I would like to believe in".
 
2012-05-03 11:28:22 AM  
Unrelated Threadjack: What is the term for someone/poster that is being disingenous? not a troll. Like Colbert being a parody of himself.

Or this guy posting in a Junior Seau thread


SatanHusseinObomber

Leave it up to the Liberals to indoctrinate their own clients, just to win a lawsuit over concussions! Obama's America is a CULT! First they run around the streets and destroy everything, then comes the suicides, and soon they will march down our streets and sue us out of our homes! Remember in Novembar.

Thanks farker
 
2012-05-03 11:29:17 AM  

Hyppy: Morbidly obese women are usually a mental wreck.


Actually, you are right. And absenteeism among the morbidly obese is considerably higher than for thin and moderately overweight people. Morbidly obese people, even at relatively young ages, suffer from a host of chronic health problems.

But there seems to be a trend starting. People are waking up. Several fat people with whom I work are losing weight and most of them seem to be doing it the right way.
 
2012-05-03 11:29:17 AM  
So was I the only one that looked at the pic in TFA, seeing the woman in the khaki pants thought "yeah, she's pretty overweight" and THEN saw the purple muumu next to her? Oh, lawd!

Two things:
1. I feel that there is no more unfortunate group in the developed world than fat women with small boobs. Not cool, God. Bajumblies are the consolation prize for having a fupa.

2. I find that people are far more accepting of fat people that remember to be jolly. You get to eat whatever the f*ck you want, please at least be a ray of emotional sunshine for the rest of us!
 
2012-05-03 11:29:22 AM  
I'm the hiring manager at our company, so I usually get the last say. I would never hire an obese person and especially not a fat woman. They smell bad and look worse. They bring down the morale of the entire office with their never-ending tales of dieting and their hope to start exercising as soon as their eternal foot injury heals. They're bad for business.

That being said, I did almost hire a fatass once. She was quite gorgeous -- tallish, long tan legs, big breasts, blond hair. Her resume was incredible too. Incredibly talented and experienced. The only problem was she had a huge beer gut. I took one look at her and through her paperwork in the trash. I assumed she probably drank a case a night and ate shovelfuls of those miniature hotdogs.

Oddly enough, I run into her at the mall a few months later. Surprise, surprise, she's not fat anymore! I had to ask her, "what the hell happened to your beer gut? Did you have a tumor removed or something? You actually look terrific!" She was downright rude and not forthcoming. She gave me nasty look and stormed off. I guess it turned out okay in the end, because she was a total crank-biatch.
 
2012-05-03 11:29:35 AM  
img52.imageshack.us
 
2012-05-03 11:30:14 AM  

frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.


This is my favorite version of that ad: Lane Bryant Ad
 
2012-05-03 11:32:04 AM  
I hate to play this card, but "Ride of the Valkyries" doesn't have words.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-03 11:32:39 AM  
Aracnix: (Speaking as an obese person) "Nobody ever taught me how to take care of myself."


Congrats on losing that much weight but it looks like you're still passing blame off. I also lost a bunch of weight. Since grade school they've been pummeling nutrition propaganda into us, I knew better,I still got fat.

I take blame. I was fat because I liked to eat extra large portions on an extra small exercise regimen (I.e. none). To me the most repulsive thing that reinforces negative stereotypes about obese people is that theyll blame anything but themselves.
 
2012-05-03 11:33:53 AM  

factoryconnection:
Two things:
1. I feel that there is no more unfortunate group in the developed world than fat women with small boobs. Not cool, God. Bajumblies are the consolation prize for having a fupa.



The Kelly Clarkson effect! Seriously that girl needs some boobs.
 
2012-05-03 11:34:50 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.

Their weight might be the same, but they carry it well.
Ms. Grumbles is 5'0" and +160 pounds. She has a slight belly and the rest is T&A. You might call her thick, pudgy, or plump, but not obese. To me, obese is when you don't carry it well, and that usually means you have too much of it, no matter your body type.


Yeah, you can get away with a lot more when you don't have a double chin and it all goes to your boobs (see also Christina Hendricks).
 
2012-05-03 11:35:58 AM  
News flash: Appearance plays a role in first impressions.

Ric Romero will provide more at 11.
 
2012-05-03 11:36:27 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Their weight might be the same, but they carry it well.
Ms. Grumbles is 5'0" and +160 pounds. She has a slight belly and the rest is T&A. You might call her thick, pudgy, or plump, but not obese. To me, obese is when you don't carry it well, and that usually means you have too much of it, no matter your body type.


Mrs. JailhouseFistfark has similar proportions, though taller. All hips, ass, & bosom with an hourglass shape. Haters will call her fat but I call her magnificent. She has some friends, though, where it's all belly. Big ol' belly going everywhere and the ass is flat and the boobs are tiny. Big, thick necks, too. Ick.
 
2012-05-03 11:38:02 AM  
They kind of smell bad and they eat all the birthday cake.
 
2012-05-03 11:40:17 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.

Their weight might be the same, but they carry it well.
Ms. Grumbles is 5'0" and +160 pounds. She has a slight belly and the rest is T&A. You might call her thick, pudgy, or plump, but not obese. To me, obese is when you don't carry it well, and that usually means you have too much of it, no matter your body type.



Mrs. the Dwarf is built about the same way, though she's about 5'8" and closer to 180, I'm guessing. Personally, I'm a big fan of curvy bodies and soft skin. Lucky dude, right here.
 
2012-05-03 11:40:34 AM  

frepnog: Jake Havechek: Not if they work at Lane Bryant.

why is it that Lane Bryant models always look so damn delicious? considering the target demographic (fat women) that is.

[www.nypost.com image 300x300]

i mean, come on.


the picture you posted is what fat chicks think they look like. lol.
 
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