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Careers: Obesity Bad for Business

You hope people are better than this, but, it seems overweight people face heightened scrutiny at the workplace. That’sFit is on it:
Stigmas surrounding obesity plainly exist. People carrying significant weight are commonly labeled lazy, slovenly, and lacking self-discipline, so often whispered with that annoying phrase, "they just let themselves go." I've known and know plenty of overweight people whom absolutely none of those labels apply.

Unfortunately these swirling negative stereotypes can damage careers, says a new study. Researchers examined data from a pool of 25 separate studies looking at weight-based bias in the workplace. They determined bias definitely exists, with a stronger bias for sales positions than managerial ones.
Well, to add levity to this touchy subject—there are certainly some drawbacks to dressing slovenly at work. From a great movie:

“Um yeah…what’s happening?”
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