If you want to earn more money, you might start by taking a critical look at what happens when you stand on the bathroom scale. Men, you should gain weight. Women, you need to lose it. Why? The highest paid employees are heavy men and thin women. If you do this one thing, you'll make more money. That's the word from a University of Florida study of 20,000 German and American workers that concluded women who weigh 25 pounds more than the group norm, make $14,000 less than their average-size colleagues. Women who weigh 25 pounds less than the group norm, make $16,000 more than their average-sized colleagues. Men who are considered thin make $9,000 less than their colleagues of average weight. for men, their paychecks increase with their weight -- all the way to obesity. The peak weight for high paychecks is 207 pounds. Career expert Debra Shigley told CBS News, "I think women are judged by their appearance in the workplace. Women are expected to be thinner than men. The standards are a little more flexible for men."
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