recently i’ve been on a quest to figure out just how i can earn more money – a lot more money – without getting a new job. it’s practically been an obsession. i just put it out to the universe & promised to be open to what ever answer it provided. i wasn’t expecting it to be front page news in the post, but today when i looked – there it was. right on the front page of the post! and the universe is funny. . . it always provides me with the least likely answer i would have guessed. so, although it’s kind of strange, it seems much easier than the answers i had been rolling around in my brain. starting today i will become a serial faster. at least until i’m 60 lbs below average. i’d say that’s an easy way to get a $22,300 raise.
Thin gals, fat pay. Salary scales tilt
in favor of skinny women
By TODD VENEZIA, REBECCA ROSENBERG and SHARI GOLDHAGEN
A new study has found that skinny women make significantly more money than those who are of average weight or classified as obese.
The report, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that looking like you’ve never eaten a hamburger in your life is one way to crack the glass ceiling. . . .
An extremely thin American woman who weighs 60 pounds less than average — or about 104 pounds — can make as much as $22,300 more per year than someone who is of average weight. And they make nearly $40,000 more than someone who is obese. . . .
While women were rewarded for being thin, shockingly, the standards for men were just the opposite.
The study found that men who are 30 pounds overweight make $7,775 more than average (about $53,000 per year), and men 30 pounds underweight make $8,436 less than average.
Even being obese hardly hurts a man’s pay, the study found. Men who were 60 pounds overweight make $14,889 more per year than their average-weight peers. Read more
i am so skipping lunch today. dinner too. and i’m joining match again. in the “looking for” section, i will select over weight & obese as ‘must haves’.
“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”
– e.e. cummings