New Year’s Fitness Resolutions: You Are A Gym Tourist

I first became a member of Lifetime Fitness in 2002. I had high expectations. It was near my house, the club had awesome hours, and I really enjoyed the boot camp classes. I weighed about 145 pounds and really appreciated how most of the members looked like me. The building was full of soccer moms, […]

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You're Too Fat To Work

Can someone be too fat to qualify for a job? That’s the case being made against Dr. Regina Benjamin, the nominee for surgeon general. Is being thin a bona fide occupational qualification for surgeon general? Is it a bona fide occupational qualification for any job? We talk about racism, sexism, and ageism in the workforce […]

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Upcoming PRHR Holiday: National Walk@Lunch Day

Dudes, it’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Even though I blogged against National Walk at Lunch Day in 2008, I didn’t kill the movement. In fact, I may have made it stronger because it’s right around the corner. Forget my passive resistance against corporate wellness programs. This is war. I would like to gear up for the event by […]

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Punk Rock HR Advice: Career Advice

My internet pal, Mike Haberman, sent out a tweet and asked, “Do you tell your 60 yr old, overweight, non-degreed friend w/cust svc bckgrnd that they may never work again?” No. Here’s what you do. Be kind. Be compassionate. Be a friend. Give your friend all the support and encouragement he needs, but operate as […]

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More on Wellness Programs: I Still Hate Them

I was approached by Jon Singer who wanted me to share the following: Thanks for spreading the world about Capitalize on Wellness, a lunch and learn event on January 15, 2009 where individuals can learn how to reduce costs and increase productivity while supporting a worthy cause. The fee for this program is a $30 […]

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