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“It is also well known that obese individuals face weight-bias job discrimination compared to non-obese individuals.
“This positive change is more obvious for women, who are more discriminated against than men for work, because of their obesity."
“It’s possible that losing weight helps people find work by improving their physical or mental health, or by making them less likely to experience weight-based discrimination when seeking employment.
Have you experienced what you felt deep down was weight-related discrimination? What about after your surgery and after you lost weight? Any difference?

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“It is also well known that obese individuals face weight-bias job discrimination compared to non-obese individuals. “This positive change is more obvious for women, who are more discriminated against than men for work, because of their obesity." “It’s possible that losing weight helps people find work by improving their physical or mental health, or by making them less likely to experience weight-based discrimination when seeking employment. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-obesity-employment/weight-loss-surgery-linked-to-better-job-prospects-idUSKBN1L1299 Have you experienced what you felt deep down was weight-related discrimination? What about after your surgery and after you lost weight? Any difference?
I know that I have experienced discrimation based on my weight. I work in the medical field, which is very health and weight conscious, of course. I have a charge nurse who makes cutting remarks about weight, though I have objected enough that it has decreased some. Persons who smoke, and overweight persons, are the "safe" groups to discriminate against, IMO.
The viewpoint that these groups of people cause their own health issues by their actions, makes it ok to judge, mistreat, and discriminate (again, IMO)
Any agreement/disagreement?[emoji5]

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1 hour ago, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:

Have you experienced what you felt deep down was weight-related discrimination?

Absolutely. However, I haven't gone on any interviews since surgery so I can't compare. I'm curious to see what others say. I do know that I would feel a lot more confident if I looked better and wasn't sweating!

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