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talked about obesity being a burden on nhs with obese interviewer watch

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    mmi at a scottish uni

    did I just screw my chances of getting an offer?
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    lol. unlucky.
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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    lol. unlucky.
    how insightful
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    how insightful
    so is your username
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    Depends, if they asked what challenges or problems does the NHS face then obesity provided you can give evidence is a legitimate answer.
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    mmi at a scottish uni

    did I just screw my chances of getting an offer?
    Well, possibly, but not because he's obese...
    It signifies the way you view these things. I would never call obese people a burden.
    They take your values into account.
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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    so is your username
    apparently also quite predictable
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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    so is your username
    Win
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    If it makes you feel any better, that would probably have cost you a place even if the interviewer weren't obese.

    Never talk about politics in public, or even in private, people have lost Uni places because of it.

    In this age, you should keep your politics a closer guarded secret than your granny midget porn habit.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If it makes you feel any better, that would probably have cost you a place even if the interviewer weren't obese.

    Never talk about politics in public, or even in private, people have lost Uni places because of it.
    It's not really a political opinion, obesity is causing more and more health issues more earlier which means a large portion of the population are living with numerous chronic conditions due to it- these chronic issues are putting stress on an already extremely overworked, underfunded nhs

    also I did work experience with a GP, he didn't think it to be a political opinion - it isn't (shouldn't) be a political opinion to say fat people are crippling the NHS or at the very least have more health issues than the average person-which implies they need more looking after, more drugs and therefore more money and thus an issue that contributes to the downfall of the nhs
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If it makes you feel any better, that would probably have cost you a place even if the interviewer weren't obese.

    Never talk about politics in public, or even in private, people have lost Uni places because of it.
    I actually disagree with this. There is a reason why we are interviewed for medicine. The interviewers deliberately ask you questions that are meant to bring out your views. I expressed my genuine views during interviews too and got offers.
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    you should be given a scholarship. the O question will determine whether there is an NHS in the future.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If it makes you feel any better, that would probably have cost you a place even if the interviewer weren't obese.

    Never talk about politics in public, or even in private, people have lost Uni places because of it.

    In this age, you should keep your politics a closer guarded secret than your granny midget porn habit.
    Plus it’s true. Obese people can have preventable diseases which uses up valuable NHS time and money, furthermore those who are very obese require a larger bed than others, this decreases space meaning you can fit less beds in the room resulting in less patients being treated.
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    It's not really a political opinion, obesity is causing more and more health issues more earlier which means a large portion of the population are living with numerous chronic conditions due to it- these chronic issues are putting stress on an already extremely overworked, underfunded nhs

    also I did work experience with a GP, he didn't think it to be a political opinion - it isn't (shouldn't) be a political opinion to say fat people are crippling the NHS
    That definitely is a political opinion. And with fat people making up the majority of the UK's population, calling fat people a burden might go against the democratic consensus.
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    mmi at a scottish uni

    did I just screw my chances of getting an offer?
    Idk, it probably wasn't the wisest thing to do though.

    Did you feel an awkward impression during the station when you were talking?

    Did you make any distinction between voluntarily obesity and perhaps something like thyroid induced obesity at least? Or did you group them all into a one category?
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    It's not really a political opinion, obesity is causing more and more health issues more earlier which means a large portion of the population are living with numerous chronic conditions due to it- these chronic issues are putting stress on an already extremely overworked, underfunded nhs

    also I did work experience with a GP, he didn't think it to be a political opinion - it isn't (shouldn't) be a political opinion to say fat people are crippling the NHS
    It IS a political opinion. You're saying that it is not strictly a political opinion, which it isn't.
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    (Original post by Andrew97)
    Plus it’s true. Obese people can have preventable diseases which uses up valuable NHS time and money, furthermore those who are very obese require a larger bed than others, this decreases space meaning you can fit less beds in the room resulting in less patients being treated.
    Mate they dont jam the beds in one room all up next to each other lmaooo
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    (Original post by Bill Nye)
    Mate they dont jam the beds in one room all up next to each other lmaooo
    I never said they did.
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    Apparently 9 out of 10 TSR users are obese



    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Idk, it probably wasn't the wisest thing to do though.

    Did you feel an awkward impression during the station when you were talking?

    Did you make any distinction between voluntarily obesity and perhaps something like thyroid induced obesity at least? Or did you group them all into a one category?
    I honestly couldn't tell, I was focusing on not passing out
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    (Original post by markisgay)
    I take it you're a fat f.uck?
    I prefer to think of it as being pregnant with food, but without burdening the NHS with a baby.
 
 
 
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