Pros And Cons Of Heavier Passengerss

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Andrea Green Neil
MAN 4102
Professor Jaqueline Donovan
Section 4 Assignment.
1. The pros for an airline that require heavier passengers to purchase an additional seat are:
• Safety standards are adhered to. If a passenger who is heavier is not able to buckle their seat belts or lower their armrest it becomes a safety hazard for which the airline can be held liable. The size and weight restrictions may also come into play. Will the seat collapse under the pressure of the passenger’s weight? This is also a liability
• Average sized passengers will be happy. It will not be a good practice on the airlines part to make other customers uncomfortable. Personally, I would not be too happy if I paid for my seat and be uncomfortable because the person occupying the seat beside me is encroaching on my seat.
• A heavier passenger will be more comfortable if an extra seat is purchased
The cons are:
• Some people may see this as a form of discrimination.
• Heavier passengers may refuse to use the airline.
• Asking heavier passengers to purchase an additional seat may not be the politically correct
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In order to counteract the high costs of obese employees companies can encourage employees to lose weight. They can be educated about eating healthy and the benefits of exercise. They can also be educated about the many health risks that come with being obese. Some companies offer a lower insurance rate to non-smoking employees the same can be offered to obese employees who are willing to take steps to become healthy. A lot of companies sponsor competitions and challenges for employees to lose weight; various exercise groups are formed, for example, if an employee would prefer exercising outdoors as opposed to indoors there are programs geared to this. If yoga is popular among the employees there is a yoga group, or there may be an aerobics group. These group efforts tend to be successful because the individual is with others like themselves and each acts as a motivator to the

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