Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 year ago

Is it hard to get hired when you're fat?

Do employers think you're lazy and unmotivated because your fat and think about how you'll fit into the uniform?

Asking for a friend...

3 Answers

  • Depends on the job and depends on how fat. In theory it would be wrong to discriminate based on weight, but if you can't fit through the aisles of a store or warehouse or if you don't have the stamina to do a physical job - there's a damn good chance you won't get that job. As for non-physical work, I think an overweight person is on a level playing field with a typical anyone (I do think attractive people have a leg up - but that has nothing to do with weight). I've seen no issues in my workplace or any others - as long as you are good at what you do, it will not matter.

  • Zol
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Asking for a friend is generally understood to mean asking for ME but covering my embarrassment.

    It shouldn't be a problem, but being fat probably doesn't help. Fat people may not look so good if your job involves facing customers.

  • Katie
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    NO - there are LOTS of places that do not require you to wear a uniform.

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