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Name, experience... weight?

MARIA KING
Last updated 05:10 18/12/2012
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WEIGHING IT UP: Would you put you weight on a job application?

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Many years ago, when I was 20 or 21, I went for a job interview at a pub that was advertising for a manager.

Upon entering the office and filling out the required application pack, I was asked by some arrogant and full-of-himself duty manager, "Oh and by the way, we need to know your weight and dress size."

I was only a slim young woman but it still staggered me a bit and I inquired as to why they would want that kind of information.

He smirked and told me it was for 'uniform sizing'. I said to him that surely that would come after one was considered the suitable applicant for a job and not before. Even if that was the reason, the dress size I could understand but not the weight as well.

He responded with: "Well what do you care? It's not like you're fat or anything."

I just thought that was a shocker and stopped filling out the application. I could never work for a place when that was clearly their mindset. What next?


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