Height Doesn’t Matter

Was there a time your shortness in height bothered you…kitchen counters almost your chest level, mirrors hung too high, chairs are sometimes high and there’s always a need for two step stool to see things eye to eye?

I am five feet flat and there was a time that I had to deal with my being short most especially the time when I was looking for a job. I don’t understand why height matters to employers when shorter people can do exactly what tall people can do or maybe even more. What some people do not know is, being short has many advantages. Shorter people like me moves faster because we are more agile and quick. There may be no slam dunks for us but we are good dancers than the tallers ones. We do not need to duck on doorways and not to mention that we can fit in to a lot of stuff. Lol!

When I was accepted on my first job and have proven that a person’s ability cannot be measured by his height or his physical traits for that matter, I stopped worrying about my height and gained my confidence. Height doesn’t really matter.

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By Rossel

Graduate of B.S. Medical Technology but landed in the field of business and writing. She has gone from being a white-collared job employee to an entrepreneur because of the world's changes and demanding needs. She is currently maintaining 4 blogs with different niches such as business and finance, parenting and family, health and beauty, and home improvement.

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5 replies on “Height Doesn’t Matter”

I have never experienced height discrimination, but there are many forms of discrimination (unfortunately). My mother and sister are both vertically challenged. 🙂
They can reach more waist high items and get fewer back aches from having to bend over. Sinks are not put in for tall people.

i totally agree with you sis. i am afflicted with height deficiency as well and have found that it does give people some pre-conceived ideas about us being short….but then i just love proving them ideas wrong. i am short in height, but not in very many things else. 🙂

yay we have the same height 5’0. I remember way back in College, I need to wear 2 inches high heeled shoes for a job interview since some fast food chains required their crew to be at least 5’2 inch for female (part-time job). Unfortunately they asked all applicants to remove their shoes at talagang sinukat pa yung height. Yun di ako pumasa, buti na lang sa ibang company pumasa ako at mas maganda pa kesa sa nauna (bleeeh)

in my opinion, height requirement must only be imposed on certain jobs that requires it, office jobs do not rely on a person’s height because most of the time people in offices are sitting on their work stations hehe

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