So, I have been working for a formal wear gentleman's store for a long time and I feel I need a new job with better pay. I have been offered an assistant managers position for a plus size store before, but when they interviewed me they told me "your so skinny. People will hate you." I've been looking elsewhere and a job came up that is just perfect but its for another plus sized women's clothing store. Its a really good job and I don't like how people Judge me because I'm really skinny. I don't care how big or small people are; I love everyone and I wouldn't want me being skinny to make people feel bad about themselves. I'm 5'2'' and 100lbs. I eat more then an average man does... I can't gain weight and I'm borderline underweight. How do I get a job at a plus size store and manage to explain to them that being "fat" doesn't mean you aren't beautiful or just because I am skinny doesn't mean I cannot do my job to the fullest of my ability... I need help and opinions.
Most Helpful Guy
take the job love you are hate you make sure you get your money but do your job correctly a lot of plus size women have trouble with how to dress and what looks good on them so help them out give them some dressing tips and make them feel goo about themselves1
Most Helpful Girl
I know it seems unfair, but many of those places require you to wear their clothes to work there so that's one thing...
This is going to sound more ridiculous but hear me out:
Many plus sized women have body issues, and when they go to those stores they feel more comfortable. They feel even more comfortable seeing that other plus sized women work at the store and are helping them find the clothes they are looking for. If someone who they perceive having the "ideal body image" is showing them around, ringing them out, and helping them with dressing rooms it may not go over well with some of them. No matter how nice you are, how qualified, or how helpful. On the other side of the coin you can take stores like Abercrombie in to account who won't hire bigger or unattractive women due to "maintaining the stores image" it's insane, it's unfair, and we should all love one another but it just doesn't work like that sometimes. If you really want the job and it's a good opportunity for you take it. But you'll probably have more than a few struggles working there.2