Weight Watchers Discriminates Against “Overweight” People
Lynae Remondino is looking for employment. She's been a National Trainer for many years and saw an opportunity with Weight Watchers but her own weight turned disqualified her for the job.
Monday, August 30, 2010
What? Weight Watchers? The company that says it's their mission to help people lose weight? Lynae Remondino, like many Americans right now, is looking for employment. She's been a National Trainer for many years and saw an opportunity with Weight Watchers International, Inc, and applied. According to the job announcement she would have been responsible for the facilitation and presentation of required training programs for new and existing Weight Watchers employees. Some other buzz words in the announcement included upbeat, classroom skills, leader, positive role model, etc... What Lynae didn't notice off hand was under Key Skills & Behaviors was a bullet that read: Maintenance of weight within two pounds of the Body Mass Index (BMI) healthy weight goal range.
Let me point out that I listened to an interview that Ms. Remondino did with Hot99.5 in Miami and what makes this story even more stupidly stupid is that Ms. Remondino dropped 118 pounds with Weight Watchers and has kept herself at her, not their, but her goal weight for half a decade. She is comfortable as a size twelve but that ain't skinny enough for the food tyrants at WW.