Obese Women Face Difficulty in getting jobs, Says Study


Obese Women Face Difficulty in getting jobs, Says Study

According to a recent study, which has been published in the International Journal of Obesity, it has been found that obesity is acting as a hurdle for fat women to get good jobs. Obese women are facing a lot of problem while getting good jobs.

Even if they are given jobs then they are not given good salary or they are not given equal starts as it is given to their colleagues, who are slim. The study researchers from the University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne, said that initially obesity was thought to be a disturbing element, which disrupts personal life.

Now, it has been found that it not only disrupts personal life, but it also has a devastating effect on professional life of a person. The study researchers said that they enrolled volunteers to take part in the experiment.

They showed them resumes with a passport size photos on them. They were asked to rate them according to their pictures. It was found that women, who were fat, were given least marks and were also thought to be undeserving for any kind of job.

Some of the obese women were selected by the volunteers, but they were not given equal salary as to slimmer peers. Lead author Dr. Kerry O'Brien, said, "We used pictures of women pre- and post-bariatric surgery, and varied whether participants saw either a resume, amongst many, that had a picture of an obese female (BMI 38-41) attached, or the same female but in a normal weight range (BMI 22-24) following bariatric surgery".

Kerry said that it is not the first time when it has been said that obese women faces problem while getting good job. In 2001, a study was being conducted in Iceland and that study also said that obesity is the biggest hurdle for women at workplace.

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