When I worked at Lane Bryant (a plus size mall clothing store if you aren't familiar) in the late 1990s, we started carrying workout wear. It didn't sell well at first - a lot of customers shied away from it. We figured it was because gyms hate fat people. Plus gym class trauma.
Senior academics, we need to stop equating our job markets with today’s. Fine—it was never a sure thing. But 1. That’s not proof it’s just or good &, crucially, 2. The odds don’t begin to compare. You won a church raffle. I won a scratcher. Today’s jobs are the gd powerball.
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