So a while back, I saw this question asking for jobs that you’d do better if you were overweight/obese. Basically, I’m turning this question into a topic, mostly in case a creator for a game needs some ideas (also for morbid curiosity). Now, you might be thinking “But THE_DIALOUGE, you fat fucking idiot whale, why the hell don’t you just google it?” and trust me, I tried. The only things I got out of it was “Jobs that make you fat!”, or “Best jobs to lose weight!”, and lets not forget “27 career choices for people in shape!” (like, I can kinda understand the first two, but that third one was literally the opposite answer to my question)
As a side note, I can’t make you not type heavyweight wrestler/sumo (I mean sumos have a lot of muscle but still), but please don’t, I mean other non-obvious jobs.
Edit: Yes, it can be a sport, but try going for a not obvious sport if you can.
I made a topic some months back where some we discussed jobs for immobile characters. The responses may be of interest to you, although this isn’t quite the same subject.
I’m pretty fit myself so I don’t have personal experience working as an overweight person. But one job I think overweight people can excel at is character actors in shows and movies. It’s not a flattering job, but actors playing characters like George Costanza from Seinfeld benefit from their extra weight.
I’m sure there’s some more positive and flattering jobs, but I figured I’d mention that one
Goalie, if the player is big enough for fill the whole cage!
Crane Operator, using his own weight for balance the Crane.
Perhaps as a model for either painting or sculpting?
Anything online will do the trick. I personally do translations lol
librarian go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I feel like someone overweight would do a better job working in a bakery. Not necessarily the baking bit, but the sales side of it. I might be biased given my preferences, but I think that people would almost expect someone in that role to be larger, and reassured to buy more from a fat baker. I could be completely wrong though!
I think that’s where the saying “never trust a skinny chef” comes from, so you’re probably onto something there.
Playing off the modeling idea.
You could have twins, one supper skinny, one supper fat/obese, who both model for “weight loss” ads.
The fatter the fat twin the more “effective” the weight loss drug.
The dream job: keeping the couch warm.
You never trust a skinny baker
Singing! Opera singers are predisposed to being heavy and there’s various theories as to why that is. From the extra fatty tissue around the larynx improving vocal resonance, to a larger frame being better able to support the diaphragm movements and the larger chest cavity that allow for powerful airflow.
Of course this may not apply to your ssbbw immobile blobs per se…
There’s also the high fat and muscle ratios that come with competitive strength testing events (I’m talking “World’s Strongest Man” bods, not “Mr. Universe” bods)
I’m not overweight but here are some examples I thought of:
Male/female (mostly male though): sumo wrestler (although this requires a lot of physical activity so this would be difficult for someone who hasn’t trained their body specifically for this)
Female: being a plus size model for clothing/body positive magazines
Male/female: being a food taste tester. A lot of obese people eat twice as much or more than the average person in a day so they have twice the experience of an average person.
Male/female: online food reviewer/mukbanger. Most food reviewers tend to put on weight doing mukbangs so if you’re already fat it will be less noticeable.
Male/female: being an actor who plays a fat person in a movie or show. This way the studio wont have to waste time and money on a realistic fat suit.
Male/female: selling porn online. I heard there’s a whole community of people who are into that lmao
To be fair, there are also some male plus size models.
Oh I’ve never seen them my bad