Friday, September 26, 2008

"The Office" Jumps on the Weight Loss Banwaggon

In case you missed the season premier of the hit show "The Office" (or perhaps for some crazy reason don't watch it) - the episode focused on weight loss. In fact, even the title of the episode was called "Weight Loss."

Dunder-Mifflin announces a company wide weight-loss competition with the prize being an extra three days of vacation for the winning branch. Needles to say hilarity ensues and no real weight loss is actually...well, lost.

The question is - in the real workplace, do you actually think something like a weight-loss competition would be successful? I would have to say no and that it simply points the finger at people and make's them feel uncomfortable. At the end of the day it comes down to individual perseverance and making the decision for yourself, for the right reasons.

Still, what a funny episode!


Anonymous said...

Great blog article. I enjoyed the article as much as I did the episode.

I dont understand your introduction. Do you work out? Or, do you not work out?