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29 Jan 2009

Discrimination at job interview
Hi Doc.

I am fuming at the moment. I am overweight, right. Not a slob, but yes, overweight. After two miscarriages and a hormone imbalance I gained alot of weight. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance, for that I am on medication. I am not fat because I cannot stop eating and only live on junkfood. One the contrary, I eat the same as I have all my life, but the hormone imbalance and insulin resistance is reeking havoc.

What ticks me of is that Miss Priss on the other side of the desk doesn' t know about my medical battle, all she sees is a fat person and she won' t put my CV forward. I am as experienced if not more than the rest of the lot out there. I have a secretarial diploma and 7 years secretarial experience. I am very good at what I do, why do people discriminate. I have been going for interviews for the last almost 8 months. I am extremely disappointed about this.

I know you cannot help me with this, I just needed to vent.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I wish that the constitution and Human RIghts groups treated anti-fat, anti-illness, anti-disability discrimination as fiercely as they treat discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, etc. Miss Priss is obviously liusy at her own job, and gained it due to her looks and definitely not her talent, or she'd have realized that its your skills and suitability for the job that counts, not your weight. Unless it was for a job as a fashion model where anorexia seems a requirement, she was way out of line
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