Bosses hiring diet police to stop office workers piling on the pounds
I wonder if NowPublic will start hiring these Weight Watchers and have mandatory weekly weigh-ins. Looking around the office now, we definitely do not need one of these and it would be a total waste of money. It would be funny if Mike decides to implement this in the office. Although I wouldn't mind having free doctor visits every week.
I am surprised bosses are going out of their way to hire these people. The whole idea of this is to cut down staff absences in the workplace. It is believe to cost businesses more than £13billion a year. I wonder if this will actually cut down the number of sick days, but if it does, they might be onto something innovative and productive.
Office employees could face weekly weigh-ins in a drive to encourage healthy living and bring down the number of staff sick days.
The scheme, which will target nine-to-fivers who sit at a computer all day, has been devised by Weight Watchers and will be offered to companies across Britain.
Dieticians will run classes during lunch hour or immediately after work, offer advice to employees and weigh them every week.
Mads Ryder, senior vice president of Weight Watchers UK, who lost 26lb on the weight-loss course last year, said he expected at least 500 organisations to sign up.
'There are a lot of companies that want to take more care of their employees and offer more than an overall package,' he said.