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Career Concerns

People who weigh too much face another challenge on the career front. Workers who are overweight may struggle with certain tasks. It may be too difficult to bend over, lift things, crawl or climb. Some tasks may cause fatigue too quickly, and some may fear that their performance is lagging. For the obese, some jobs may be out of the question, limiting people to fewer and fewer career options. And worst of all, some obese people may be perfectly suited to their work, and may be excellent workers, but they may be suffering discrimination from co-workers and management. Weight loss will help. But in the mean time overweight people need to be aware and learn how to cope.

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Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity