Okay, this was a lol moment, I had to share with you.
I’m reading the abstract on research regarding the Cost of Obesity in the Workplace. Here is the quote:
To quantify per capita and aggregate medical expenditures and the value of lost productivity, including absenteeism and presenteeism, because of overweight, and grade I, II, and III obesity among U.S. employees.
Presenteeism? WTF is presenteeism? So I looked it up:
practice of persistently working longer hours and taking fewer holidays than the terms of one’s employment demand, esp as a result of fear of losing one’s job
So us wicked fatties are damned for taking too much time off from work, and damned for being at work too much. OMG. And the definition even includes the reason why fat people do this – because we are afraid of being fired because we know all about fatphobia and fat discrimination. Hello?
And the stupidity continues; here’s the conclusion:
Successful efforts to reduce the prevalence of obesity, especially among those with a body mass index >35, could result in significant savings to employers.
Uh-huh. But, as scientists will tell you, at this time there is no successful way to reduce the prevalence of obesity except by eliminating fat people.
Is that what they are proposing?
As the saying goes, just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.