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    Is Fat a minority

    Does being fat give you the benifit of being a minority in hiring at a job? I am not making fun of fat people but it seems that at our office they made a hire based on the fact that this lady was a big lady and the company did not want to feel backlash over not giving her the job.

    There were way better candidates who have way better credentials and they promoted this lady to a supervisor position. The only way we can fathom this is that they hired her so she could not sue and justify there hiring.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Were the other candidates women?



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Being stupid isn't, so I don't know why being overweight would be - especially when a growing segment of the population is overweight.

    A reminder to keep this non-political.


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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Were you involved in the interview process?



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    You'll have to excuse me. I'm not mature enough to participate in this thread.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    There were other women who were more qualified and other men. No I was not invovled in the interview process. We have worked with all of these people for years. We know them. We know who does a good job and who does not. One of the candidates performed better at there current job and is an Army officer.
    I am just curious. I know this thread will probably turn into the lowest common denominator but I am really curious. I don't know the rules HR has to follow.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Being stupid isn't, so I don't know why being overweight would be - especially when a growing segment of the population is overweight.

    A reminder to keep this non-political.
    I dunno, I see alot of stupid people in high power positions. They know something I dont.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    I'm pretty sure that fat people are the majority... so shouldn't skinny people get the benefit by that reasoning?



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I'm pretty sure that fat people are the majority... so shouldn't skinny people get the benefit by that reasoning?
    My thoughts exactly. I should get a raise for not being a fatty.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    What about connections? did she know someone that worked there? A lot of times that goes farther than being qualified or not...



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    I think this would be a rare exception. I think the opposite happens more often. People assume that fat people are lazy, which most of the time is true. I can say this because I'm fat.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Here ya go:
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...ght-bias_N.htm
    No federal laws against weight discrimination exist, although some cities, including Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, have banned discrimination locally. The Massachusetts Legislature had hearings last month on a proposed law.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    How do you define 'fat'?


    This is a veryyy stupid thread.



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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Way better how? Better education? Maybe they just liked the fatty better?


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    Re: Is Fat a minority

    Question: Is your boss perhaps a chubby chaser?


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