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    undefinedI have a question? Do you think having a muscular physique provides gains in the work world? When getting hired for a job, has anyone been hired because of their muscles, and perhaps you were less qualified then the next guy applying for the same position? Do you think this is fair?
    Or the flipside, do you feel you have not received a position because of your muscular build? Some people stereotype muscular people like they do blondes with big cans.....they think they don't have a working brain upstairs. I'm curious to know.
    I would think it would work more for someone than against because I think it would show that the person is a dedicated, determined, hard-working individual. I'd like to know......thanks!! :flex:

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    I don't think they've had an effect on my career, people could careless what you look like in the I.T industry, its what you know, when it comes to this job, theres always a technical review that comes with I.T jobs, so if you look pretty but don't know shit, I doubt your gonna get the good jobs.

    As for other things like body piercings, I know those can work against you.
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    • #3
      I guess it depends on the job.
      If you are in traveling sales, it could be a hindrance as it would make you intimidating.
      I am a pretty big guy, more so than average for sure. When I go to train customers, I always downplay it or start off with jokes about how much I eat (sales mgr took me to breakfast and I had 8 eggs +). I also use a 30lb piece of steel bar as a pointer during presentations. It's a trademark. I have fun with it and put people at ease. When selling direct, you gotta make the customer comfortable.
      In a standard office job, it really has no significance except that you are definitely noticed. EVERYBODY knows my name, even the catering crew that serves us lunch. I also get a couple of people per week coming to me for advice on diet and training.
      If you are in a job that requires a certain amount of intimidation or athletic skill, it IS a benefit. I got hired on the spot for my first job out of college. One, because I was qualified: Two, because I was 6'2" and 200+ lbs and the job required some collections activity. So my size and martial arts experience helped with that one.
      I've also worked mgt/security where being big and strong is a definite plus.
      So, it all depends on the job and the personal and physical requirements for that job. You'll probably want to go to that corporate interview in a good fitting, but slightly large, suit and wear an oversized long sleeve shirt. But for that bouncer/security/personal trainer/construction/etc job, wear good fitting clothes. If you are big, they'll know it.
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      • #4
        What type of sales you in ctgblue?


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        • #5
          I'm actually in marketing and I am used as a specialist to back up the sales force with key strategic customers.
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          Obesity related illness will account for more than 1/2 of all health care costs in the next few years.
          So why is the damn government waging war on the FITNESS Industry??
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          Because, then you're a mile away, AND you've got their shoes"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ctgblue
            I'm actually in marketing and I am used as a specialist to back up the sales force with key strategic customers.
            That is the same role I have with my company.

            As you mentioned at trades shows and trainings many people make comments about my build. I am not that big by any means but I am above average(5-8" 195). Even our reps that I support make comment like " they have to keep me fed or my presentations go down hill" or " this is my bodyguard"
            One thing that always set me up is the Demo equipment is a 80 lbs case with a handle. Every time someone will go to grab it to help me set up and say " holy shit I guess you won't have to workout tonight after carrying that"

            I don't think it hurts me in anyway - now if I was 20 heavier I might rub some people funny.

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            • #7
              I'm 6'2" and around 235-245.
              I eat 6 x non workout days and 9 x workout days.
              It freaks people out when you seem like you are always eating.
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              So why is the damn government waging war on the FITNESS Industry??
              "Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in their shoes.
              Because, then you're a mile away, AND you've got their shoes"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ctgblue
                I'm 6'2" and around 235-245.
                I eat 6 x non workout days and 9 x workout days.
                It freaks people out when you seem like you are always eating.
                Its a running joke around here in the office with me.

                Same with my family,

                "evertyime I see you your always eating!"

                we all just laugh about it, then I finish off my food

                If anything its not so much the eating so often that freaks them out, but its my food choices.

                Like steak & eggs in the morning, salmon & brown rice for lunch, jerk chicken & a few slices of bread in the afternoon, or the big one, 1.5 tubs of cottage cheese always got some weird looks. Or eating tuna right out of the can with a fork.
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