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#1    schadeaux

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 07:02 PM

                                                  May 13— Joseph Connor's job as a cook at a McDonald's in Hamden, Conn., never materialized, and he thinks he knows why — lookism.

Connor got the offer after attending a job fair in September of 2000. But when he and other newly hired workers reported to the restaurant to prepare for work, they were asked their clothing sizes for uniforms.

The 37-year-old New Haven resident, who weighs around 420 pounds, provided his, including a size 54 waist, says his lawyer, Gary Phelan of Klebanoff & Phelan in West Hartford, Conn.


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Posted 15 May 2003 - 07:17 PM

                                                  A 54 waist should not make any difference to whether he gets the job or not.                                                  

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Posted 15 May 2003 - 07:20 PM

                                                  Shifted this one, I think it's more suited to the 'current affairs' board.

                                                  


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Posted 18 May 2003 - 01:56 PM

                                                  I also agree with ((Althalus)) ... what the size got to do with a job ... the important thing is the ability to do it huh.gif                                                  

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 05:20 PM

                                                  i also agree, but the fact is, people do it anyway. i think that in health farms, you cannot work if you are above a certain waist                                                  

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 10:25 PM

                                                  Lookism  huh.gif  I don't know about this one . I don't believe people should be judged for the way they look , but your front people are your advertising and well maybe it was a factor that had to be assessed.                                                  


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Posted 19 May 2003 - 07:49 AM

                                                  Maybe also, it was because McDonalds got sued recently for making people fat.                                                  

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 08:08 AM

                                                  Yep sadly it is something that has to be an issue .  sad.gif                                                  





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