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    April 27, 2012 at 2:27 p.m.
  • Sad thing Is they need to be taxed more like drugies an smokers and alcohol Is a drug!!!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:56 a.m.
  • I would certainly think twice about hiring someone with a BMI of 30 (obese) and would never even remotely consider hiring someone with a BMI of 35 (morbidly obese), which was the Citizens' Hospital cut-off point. First, this level of obesity is indicative of a serious lack of self-control, which probably would apply to other areas of this person's life, including work habits. Second, anyone this obese is a walking time bomb, certain to incur serious medical expenses in the not-too-distant future and probably a Type 2 diabetic or soon to be one.

    April 23, 2012 at 3:56 p.m.
  • GOP,

    Don't confuse appearance with ability. I doubt that girth is the issue regarding sq. foot floor area. The rule applied to every employee and the person working in administration isn't required to leap into action every time some one yells "Stat".

    April 23, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.
  • vet43
    or showing up on the back of fire truck when a multi-level building is on fire

    April 23, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
  • OK. Lets do away with the visual appearance of hiring. Bam! Larry the Cable Guy is now bringing your beer and wings at Hooters. And I am now on the list of 10 best looking men in People magazine!

    April 23, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
  • it's real simple, fat people don't fit well in typical hospital rooms. What are we suppose to do - go in and retro super-size hospital, rooms, ER cubes and operating rooms?

    April 23, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
  • When you start hiring people based on their appearance or how athletic they are, you stand the very real risk of leaving great employees on the hiring table. Being overweight is not a healthy choice, but neither is smoking or drinking and we seem to make allowances for those issues.

    April 23, 2012 at 8:53 a.m.