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[–] ThinPerson 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago 

Businesses aren't charities. The goal isn't to hire losers in hopes that it will be a wake up call and they'll turn their lives around

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[–] theepilepticferret 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I know of a few small businesses where this was their goal (the manager felt sorry for the employee and hired them or rehired them even though they were a useless piece of shit) and it never ended well.

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[–] EatingSteak 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

More importantly, this is a workplace, not a self-improvement camp.

Helping some fatass change their lifestyle by hiring them isn't part of the mission.

They forgot the most important employee takeaway:

Don't be fat

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[–] Aniabub 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Right? My brother in law is fucking huge and they relocated a couole of year ago. They were living 3 hours apart for 6 months because he could find work in the new posh town they lived in, and were baffled why, yeah i wouldnt fucking hire the fat shit either. My sister already had work which is why they moved. She was thin back then but holy fucking cow she is massive now. My family is gross. Except my brother. He is a shitlord who doesnt yet realise.

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[–] Yogus 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

I'm a hiring manager. When a fatty comes in for an interview, I make sure they are gone within 20 minutes. I wish BMI was on resumes.

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[–] fabulousalpaca 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

They'd probably lie about their bmi

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[–] BeetusNCreme 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I agree completely. Most of my team is active and fit, and our only big personality problem in the department is the fatass receptionist who has two drawers full of food.

But the trick is that you can't make weight the only justification for not hiring someone. I work in HR and one of our big things - at least for my organization - is that if we refuse to hire someone, we have to be able to justify it with legitimate concerns. We had a fat chick recently apply and, while she met our minimum criteria, she was a bit of a concern personality wise as she was quiet and subdued. The lesser qualified but better personality thin applicant was eager and bubbly. A big concern was that the fatty wouldn't be able to handle the fast pace. So our justification was that the fat applicant was a bad fit with the team and that the team needed someone more assertive, driven and eager - which the lesser qualified applicant provided.

You may never share your justification anywhere, but it is important to have it on file in an objective and non-judgemental tone. Even if it is mostly a jugement or opinion.

But yeah, we dodged a bullet with the fat employee. I called the references and they were the worst references I'd ever had to call.

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[–] Not-a-goat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

the fatass receptionist who has two drawers full of food

I was thinking about that the other day, when I was fat and worked in an office I also had a drawer full of food. I was like "WTF was I thinking?"

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[–] BeetusNCreme 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Like, a snack drawer with a few staples I can understand. I have a small drawer with some coffee cups for the Keurig and rice cakes, but a whole drawer full is just... Bizarre.

And she has about half the stock that they carry from the corner store nearby. All sorts of cookies, crackers and chips. Nothing remotely healthy.

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[–] SurfinBetty 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I had a boss who met a fat job applicant, and after she left I asked him about the applicant...he puffed out his cheeks and held his arms out at his sides and imitated an enormous fat person walking around.

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[–] fabulousalpaca 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I think I'm in love.

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[–] Machine-Head 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's just human nature to judge lol. We are trying to run business's here, not a bloody zoo.

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[–] MarshmallowCreme 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

*businesses

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[–] 8039210? 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

In my experience obese and overweight co-workers have had bad work ethics, tendencies towards laziness and take more sick days and shitty short cuts. They care less about OHS rules and will palm off their work on others. I wouldn't hire an obese person to work for me.

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[–] Acidicbitch 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Can confirm. I used to work for an engineering company that was almost entirely older former-male deathfats. The location was failing for many reasons, most notably because the pork orcs made themselves "unfireable" by never ever keeping records so no one else could learn their "expertise" and replace them-- and openly bragged about this. Not an ounce of hyperbole, I got a bad score on my yearly review because my boss was angry with me for trying to make internal general project records and pointing out (again internally) that we were doing testing with equipment that hadn't been calibrated in a decade. He wrote that down in the review and everyone else in the department who looked over reviews signed off on it. Lying, cheating, scheming piggies, the lot of them.

Oh, and the engineer I worked most closely with had beetus legs and was in and out of the hospital with various condishuns, and of course ate massive Burger King meals with the largest sofa they sell every day for lunch. But it was diet soda u guys so it was healthy!!!

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[–] Not-a-goat ago 

ate massive Burger King meals with the largest sofa they sell every day for lunch.

Seeing the size of some of those eatbeasts I do believe they eat sofas every day 😜

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[–] Aniabub 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I worked with a fat who took 7 shifts off in a row all called in 5 mins before start with a see you tomorrow. It worked out ok though because i took on her shifts got a crap load of money and a promotion.

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[–] Captain_Hamerica 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Did she get butthurt about your promotion?

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[–] netmndr35 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I remember working with a fatty when i was at my old job, one of those "case of the monday's" people infront of customer but just a slob and narcissistic person behind closed doors. the first month we were open, week one trips on nothing and "blows out her knee" needs to be off it for 2 weeks, and then be down to part time for another 4 weeks. This while getting her full commission check because she couldn't make her numbers because surprise she was out all the time. fast forward to week six when she can finally resume full work load i get a text from my boss. "So Janice was experiencing chest pains she wont be in this week" LITERALLY the week she was supposed to be back at full time. I also would like to add we hired another women 2 years older than her (she was 48, new hire was 50) the 50 year old. Straight KNOCKOUT, she looked 32 and she was OLDER than this fatty who looked like she was in her mid to late 60's. if i am ever in a position to hire someone i will not hire a fatty its just not good business

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[–] kurigaru_san 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I work in a small law office. When I started, there was one paralegal and a temp. The senior trained me and was generally pretty nice. Then the temp left and they decided to hire a permanent one. They settled on this fat, trailer-trash skank who had to be taught how to use the phone and clogs the fridge with all her "healthy" mayo-based salad dressings and started taking the bottled water we have for clients because she's apparently too good to use the water cooler.

Inexplicably, the senior paralegal adores her and became her BFF (she's a dyke and I think she has a fat fetish). Almost overnight she went from pleasant to a little shriveled-up old cunt. The two of them feed off each other and spend most of the day loudly bitching about politics. And I mean LOUDLY. One is old and the other is deaf from spending her youth at a bunch of white-trash concerts so even though their offices are right next to each other, they yell back and forth all goddamn day. They both need to be fired yesterday.

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[–] HitlerDinduNufin 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wanna work for this man.

The only job you should hire fate people for is ballast.

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[–] whiteface 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

And even then, muscle weighs more than fat, so get linebackers. Bonus points for them not being useless if you suddenly need something lifting.

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[–] hams_have_diabeetus 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Agree. Fats can't even handle the impulse to not over eat. What makes them think they can handle the stresses of a work environment?

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[–] Miss32E 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

And not just high end office stuff either even the most basic jobs seem to be overwhelming them. I work at night, get sent to different locations by my company. Whenever you're sent to a new location you get "trained in" for a couple of days so you know where everything is and what to do. It's the only time you even see anyone else from your company as we are alone on shifts 90% of the time.

Omg this fatass that trained me in. The location we were at is sooooo easy. The hardest thing there is to do there is vacuuming the carpets in the lobby. I'm not there to clean it's more of a "we want the entrance area to look neat in the morning as well but apart from these carpets there's no point having the cleaning crew come by a couple hours early" thing. And he bitched about how much he had to deal with back issues so 15 MINUTES of vacuuming (tops!) was such a struggle. He was huge! Even with men's sizes being larger I think he was like 7-8 clothing sizes bigger. (Estimate based on how big I know our uniforms are made and it takes way more to move from an XL to XXL than from a size 4 to size 6 for example.)

He also bitched about how sometime in the past one of the morning managers forced him to vacuum the carpet right outside of the entrance after his shift was technically over since he apparently couldn't be bothered to do it and made some excuse about how this ONE carpet had a logo on the edge indicating that this carpet was regularly replaced by a service around the city that seems to clean a lot of public areas with high traffic. (I've never actually seen someone replace the carpet myself but the cherry on top is that 5 minutes after he was done and about to leave it seems they arrived and replaced it with an exact same one but industrially cleaned.)

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

If an emoyee of mine "went to bat" for a fat, I would now seriously judge that employees judgment and begin looking at how they might actually be costing me more than they're worth.

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