Central University Plus-size Alumnus Recounts How She Lost A Job Offer Due To Her Weight

Central University Plus-size Alumnus Recounts How She Lost A Job Offer Due To Her Weight

  • Najat Akyamaa, a confident Ghanaian plus-size lady, has recently recounted how she lost a job due to her weight
  • The Central University former student shared in an interview that the hiring manager informed her she was the most qualified, but they could not look past her weight
  • She added that plus-size individuals are generally perceived as lazy and hence are not given enough opportunities to prove themselves

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A gorgeous Ghanaian lady by the name of Najat Akyamaa has recently been granted an interview by DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa where she opened up about the struggles her plus-size weight comes with.

Plus-size woman opens up about treatments she receives due to her weight
Najat in an interview with DJ Nyaami Photo credit: SVTV Africa/YouTube
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The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on YouTube had Najat recounting that she was denied employment at a company due to her weight. She explained that after the interview, one of the hiring managers admitted that among all who applied for the job, she was the only one who qualified for the role, but they were uncomfortable with how heavy she was.

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Najat shared her opinion on why some plus-size individuals are rejected for jobs.

"Most people perceive plus-size individuals as lazy hence are not willing to bet on them and I believe that is what happened in my case. It is very unfair because there are slim people who are very lazy compared to someone heavy"

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In an interview with YEN.com.gh, Sherryl Ackah, a Human Resource Manager based in Accra, also shared explained why a candidate may lose out on a job offer based on their weight.

"The hiring manager's actions would only be valid depending on the nature of the job because, as much as recruitment is to put the right people in the right position, it benefits both the employee and the employer. If it is a job that requires walking and being physically active, then the hiring manager's decision is valid as productivity may be hindered based on the weight of the candidate", she said.

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Sharing more about her journey, the young lady revealed that she pursued Banking and Finance at Central University due to her love for business, and she currently runs her own lingerie business.

Najat shared more about her journey in the video linked below;

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a confident young woman recently entertained many on social media after her dancing video surfaced.

The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram timeline of @cardiking had her dancing her heart out to one of Beyonce's songs.

She was captured in blue jeans and a T-shirt, freely choreographing the song's lyrics. Her post was shared with the caption;

My lil Choreo I made… #churchgirl #beyonce #renaissance

Many internet users who saw the post quickly took to the comments section to share their opinion. At the time of this publication, the post has gathered close to 40,000 likes with over 1,300 comments.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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