You’re overqualified, fat boy
(Newser) – If your BMI is over 35, Citizens Medical Center in Texas won’t hire you. The hospital policy, instituted last year but getting some attention thanks to a recent article in the Texas Tribune, requires that potential employees not be obese. (For reference, a 5’5″ person would have to weigh less than 210 pounds.) Why? The hospital wants employee physiques to “fit with a representational image or specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional.” Experts say the policy is legal, since only one state (Michigan) and six US cities ban discrimination in hiring based on weight—but it’s certainly unusual (though other hospitals do ban employees who smoke) and could potentially lead to a lawsuit that frames obesity as a disability. “On the one hand, it makes sense that your health care provider is, well, healthy,” writes Suzanne Lucas for CBS News. But since the hospital is not also banning underweight employees, this is “a ridiculous policy.” Further, “What do you do when your star employee gains weight?”
I guess this is where all the Fats of the world cry about discrimination right? Fuckin Fats. How effective can you be in a medical setting if you’re morbidly obese? Whos gonna listen to the fat guy telling them to go on a diet? Nobody. I don’t want a bald person cutting my hair, I don’t want a retarded person as my teacher and I don’t want a fatso telling me how to be healthy. Plain and simple. And spare me the whole “Fat people can’t help it!” Stupid people can’t help it either. Nobody runs around hiring them, do they?
And as far as this “What do you do when your star employee gains weight?” Well how big of a star can they really be if they get fat? Only one I can think of is Jonah Hill.
PS – Remember I lost 10 pounds so I’m allowed to say this shit about fatsos now.