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Friday, April 29, 2011

Too Fat to Serve in Your Establishment

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:13 AM

I have almost 10 years of experience in waiting tables. I've been doing it since I was 18. My experience was clearly stated in my resume, and this prompted you to call me for an interview. Great. You asked me a few questions on the phone about my availability, my experience, etc. Then you wanted to meet me in-person to go into more depth. My interview with you was very brief. You asked a few short questions and looked me up and down, then called me an hour after I left to tell me that you were pursuing other applicants for the position. Didn't state why, you didn't have to. I'm a little on the heavy side and I'm almost 100% sure that's why you didn't want me. You seemed thrilled before until you laid eyes on me. Then a few weeks later one of my acquaintances got hired on as a waitress, with NO EXPERIENCE, and guess what, she's SKINNY! You are a fucking pig—hiring people based on looks over skills. I can understand that you want your staff to look presentable, but I dress up and do my hair nicely and have a pretty face and that should make the cut! So what if I'm a size 12! Am I wrong to think this guy is a total prick for not hiring me because of my size? —In Search for Jobs with Less Ignorant Managers

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