An article on the Yahoo! homepage caught my attention. It’s about companies that charge employees for being fat. Here’s a link to read the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080822/ap_on_bi_ge/obesity_penalty (Yahoo!)
Years ago, I worked for U-Haul. I’ve known that U-Haul charges their employees a fat tax. They’ve been doing that for a while already. So I searched to find out if anyone has blogged about it much, here’s what I found: http://www.bigfatblog.com/clarian-health-others-will-dock-your-paycheck-if-youre-fat (Big Fat Blog)
This is not a new idea. But maybe it’s finally starting to catch on. I don’t think this is fair, but I’m sure many others out there don’t agree with me. A person should not be penalized financially for being heavy. Maybe put a more positive spin on things and encourage or reward those who maintain a healthy weight?