I have a friend who has not worked for a few years (the arrival of several children) . She is a solicitor and until recently was trying to get back to work with a city solicitors pratice. However she has now had 2 rejections. She is very overweight (size 24 - I guess about 16/17 stone and not tall?) and she now thinks as a very overweight person there is no way she is going to get a "professional" job back and she may as well forget it. I have told her she is being silly but when I discussed this with my sister she agreed wth her! Do you think she won't get offered a job because of her weight? It will take her I woutd have thought at least a year to get back to a more normal size and then she might find it even more difficult to get back to work as she won't have worked for another year.