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Is being tall an advantage ?

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Is being tall an advantage ?

Is being Tall an advantage in a job interview ?
I Have been retired for a number of years but looking back to when I was working a high percentage of people in senior positions were tall (6ft and over)
Clearly there are some people well below this height in Senior positions but in my experience most were 6ft or above.
Does this apply to where you work or where you worked (if retired) ?
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James
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

I'm tall (~6'2") but I don't think there are many in our leadership team (senior management) over 6".
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

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I don't think there are many ... over 6".

Sorry, I just couldn't help noticing this unfortunate typo.  Lips are sealed
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James
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

Haha, oops!
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

My drinking partner is only 5' 3" tall.
A few years ago he told me of something he'd read in one of the Sundays that people 5' 2" and under would now be officially considered as 'Small'.
"So," he said "if they are officially small then, at 5' 3" I must be officially tall!".  Roll eyes
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

I'm 6' 1" and there is a range of heights in the last place I worked.
The MD is my height.
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

No he wasn't, I am 6" 2".
or were you talking about someone else?
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

Bunch of shorties  Shocked
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

I am 6 foot 3 and i suppose being tall is an advantage.
First you can see above peoples heads in shops  never get bothered in streets and in work  enviroment people are scared to that you fall on them and crush them accidently.  Cheesy
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

I am tall and would still prefer to be taller. Typical man, always want bigger. Cheesy
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Typical man, always want bigger. Cheesy

Speak for yourself Wink

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or were you talking about someone else?

I was thinking of Ken.
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Re: Is being tall an advantage ?

Just to add that in my experience taller bosses have been better.
It always seemed to me that the shorter the boss the more he appeared to want to prove himself,

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I am 6 foot 3 and i suppose being tall is an advantage.
First you can see above peoples heads in shops  never get bothered in streets and in work  enviroment people are scared to that you fall on them and crush them accidently.  Cheesy
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Not always an advantage, some beds are only 6ft long and door frames 6ft High. so you could end up with cold feet or a sore head ! Wink