Female employees and male andfemale managers are the most at risk for gaining weight on the job,according to a survey by CareerBuilder.

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The recruitment firm came to that conclusion after seeking inputfrom more than 3,000 employees. More than half self-reported asoverweight, and 39% claim they've gained weight at their currentjob. Forty-five percent said their weight has stayed the same,while 16% reported weight loss.

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Of those reporting weight gains, one in five said they'd gained10 pounds, and one in 10 reported putting on 20 pounds.

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Women workers reported a higher incidence of weight gain thanmen — 46% v. 33%. More than half of the men and women surveyed saidthey exercise regularly, with the male reported percentage slightlyhigher (59% v. 56%).

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Managers say they tend to put on the pounds more often than dothe direct reports (44% of bosses compared to 38% ofnon-managers).

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Older workers gain more than do younger workers — no surprisethere – “with 40% of workers ages 35 and older gaining weight,compared to 36% of those under 35 years of age. Eighteen- to24-year-olds were the least likely, with 30% saying they put onextra pounds,” the report said.

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And, despite all the opportunities for outdoor activity way outWest, workers in that part of the country “were the most likely topack on pounds, with 44% saying they've put on weight at theircurrent job. They were followed by the Northeast (40%), the South(37%) and the Midwest (37%).”

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.