As boss refuses to hire women because they are ‘too fat,’ Recruiter is ‘lost for words.


Faye Angeletta, the director of TDM Recruitment’s house-building and property recruitment firm, has been a recruiter for more than seven years. However, this rejection made her quit. “lost for words”

After receiving a message from a recruiter, an outraged employee was shocked. “slimy”A boss at a property firm told her she couldn’t hire a size 16 job seeker because she was too fat.

Faye Angeletta, the director of TDM Recruitment, a house-building and property recruitment firm, had recommended a candidate to one of her clients in order to fill a position in new home sales.

She was shocked when the employer gave her feedback that she had called the jobeeker “not the slimmest”.

She claims that he said that he was afraid for her on the showroom stairs, or that she would have a heart attack due to her size.

Faye, in retaliation for Faye’s actions, pulled the size 16 female from the race and stated that she couldn’t openly bully her about her appearance.

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The recruiter says the candidate requested honest feedback and felt obliged to disclose that her boss said she was too big.

The 32-year old from Stratford East London said: “I’ve been working in recruitment for seven years. It was unbelievable.

“This message arrived via text message. It was unbelievable to me that he had written it down.

“On the phone, he said ‘well, you know, I worry for the stairs that we’ve got in the showroom or her having a heart attack’.

“He was a horrible, slimy man. He laughed as he answered the phone.

“This woman is a size 16 – the average size for a woman in the UK. It’s just honestly unreal.”

Faye was then required to call the unnamed candidate to get her feedback. Faye refused to bite her lips in order to prevent the woman from’reengaging with’ her client in the future.

Faye said: “I’m looking for the best person for the job. At the moment across the whole of the UK, there is a shortage of talent.

“I told him, “I just want to make you realize that your reason for not accepting this candidate is wrong.”

“There will be criticism and I have to filter what is said to me back to the client. This lady had a battle with cancer. She is actually taking steroids.

“[In the past]One of my clients said that someone had picked his nose. She stated that she didn’t think it was a nervous thing. However, it is not how you behave in front of others. It was very uncomfortable.

“I had one candidate who hadn’t washed for a few days. People need to know why they didn’t get a job and what they can improve on.

“Perhaps you’d say, “Just make sure you look in the mirror before you go to interview. Make sure you have your hair tidied and don’t drink coffee.”

“But with this person, they were overweight. I have a duty to make sure this candidate doesn’t try to reengage with this person.

“He actually said no to her. He said he was still curious, but she was too fat.

“If I put that person in that job, I would feel responsible for the bullying that could happen. I couldn’t put her in a job where she would be judged on the basis of her appearance is absolutely not okay.

“She replied, “I want to hear honestly what the feedback was.” She laughed at me when I explained my situation and replied, “Are you kidding?””

The recruiter shamed the boss on LinkedIn, where she said: “”Sorry, you didn’t get the job – you are too fat!”

“I was lost for words on the feedback below.

“I’ve heard it all when it came to reasons for rejection.

“‘They had the worst garlic breath I’ve ever encountered’

“”Big fat no, he reminded him of Piers Morgan speed”

“‘They were stroking a cat at on their lap the entire zoom call like Dr Evil’

“”Er, so it turns to me that I slept alongside their brother so, perhaps, it might be a little awkward?

“Some reasons I can understand from clients, first impressions count and it’s up to you as the candidate to sell yourself. But, to discriminate against someone for their weight? It’s just bang out of line and pure bigotry.

“I am a recruiter in the new home sales industry. It is a beautiful industry with many gorgeous people. Customers expect a professional appearance and you must look your best. If you are looking to hire on the basis of appearance and not ability, consider a modeling agency.

“Naturally, I have pulled the candidate from the running and made the client aware we are no longer interested in working with them. He didn’t seem to see the issue (of course) and hung up on me along with some other rude words in the mix.”

Faye claims that size is not the only thing used to discriminate against candidates. She says one woman was rejected recently because she was going to get married soon and the hirer was concerned she might become pregnant.

Faye said: “This young lady was getting married in the next three months and he said ‘she’s getting married? You know what that means’.

“I said I didn’t know what it meant and he said he needed someone committed and people change when they have children.”

LinkedIn users supported Faye’s decision to withdraw the woman from the contest, and they branded Faye. “absolutely disgusting.”

One person said: “I would love to see a picture of this guy. Would he be a suitable candidate for the cover of Men’s Health? It’s usually those that aren’t a 10/10 that would make these kinds of comments.”

Another user wrote this: “Just a shame it’s not possible to name and shame. There appears to be a shortage of good new homes sales staff and it would be shame for anyone to work for such a tool!”

A third person commented: “It’s not just size people get turned down for – there are some people out there that won’t take people because they don’t fit their mold, and then the ageist.

“The other day, I was told that you are too old to be hired. These people don’t deserve the jobs that they have.”

While someone else said: “Wow, there are some unsavory reasons for not hiring but this is the worst ….how does a recruiter provide feedback?”

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