AND THIS SAYS NOTHING ABOUT THE COSTS OF DOUBLE-FISTING FROM THE RECEPTIONIST'S CANDY JAR
Fat Workers Cost Employers MoreAnd how do we know this? Because "obesity experts" say so. Uhhh, ok.
Anyone who spends any time online knows that the "news" headlines always include "a study" indicating something horrible and disastrous about children, fat people, old people, or smokers. Or fat, old children who smoke. They've got it the worst.
Now I don't know for sure that insurance companies underwrite these "studies," but I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess they do. Because if you look at these "studies," they always conclude with something that's self-evident, and usually quite favorable to insurers' desires to reduce the number and expense of claims:
"Smoking during work hours is just as unhealthy as smoking at happy hour"And someone is spending millions, if not billions, to fund these "studies." Because those obesity experts, they don't come cheap.
"Children who do homework while eating chocolate are more likely to smudge the paper, resulting in lower grades"
"Old people die more often than young people. And if they're fat or they smoke, they're probably dead already"
Your premiums at work, baby! (Not to mention, from time to time, your federal funds as per the instructions of the insurance lobby.)