How much does being overweight cost you at work?
People who are confident in their looks often believe that obese individuals deserve less privileges and opportunities, the study suggests:
Just like elementary school, it seems.
“The higher participants rated their own physical attractiveness and the importance of physical appearance, the greater the prejudice and discrimination,” says lead researcher Kerry O’Brien. “One interpretation of this finding might be that we feel better about our own bodies if we compare ourselves and discriminate against ‘fat’ people.”
Do people with weight problems suffer at work? Have you experienced or witnessed such discrimination in the workplace?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money