I heard on the radio today that a manager of a fast food restaurant asked that the larger employees work in the back while the smaller people work out front. (Like any normal human, I feel as though that’s absolutely absurd… but that’s not the point of this rant). The radio announcers then said the following: “You don’t want to intimidate people by placing skinny people up front” and “They might be intimidated into changing their order to salads”…. “A majority of people are overweight….” “….just put normal people up there so that people are comfortable”
What’s a “normal” person?
To be completely blunt, I feel as though that’s even MORE ridiculous than the original issue. While I DO NOT think size should determine the position you work EVER, if you saw a “small” person working up front and you rethink to a salad is that really a bad thing? Or maybe you see someone working is the size that’s you’re next goal and they remind you of what you were working so hard for, and you leave. Is that bad?!?!?!
Fast food is something that should be avoided regardless of your size. If you are happy with who you are and enjoy your full figure, KUDOS to you for conquering the self-esteem and self-confidence battle many people will struggle with for the rest of their lives.
I am absolutely against fast food. I have been for a long, long time. I very, very rarely eat it. There are times when it is the only option…. life throws kinks into our lives and we just have to grab something quick, fast, and in a hurry….. there are smart decisions to make though…. With that said, I am going to hop down from my soap box. Sorry.
What do you think?