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    Hi, I'm new to posting on minimins (I'm a lurker) but I had a strange experience at my meeting tonight and I was hoping someone could clarify things for me. I was late (due to childcare issues) so arrived during image therapy and asked to be weighed at the end. My leader made me wait for 15 minutes after the image therapy then gave me a real telling off, saying weighing late members is against slimming world rules and that she could get in trouble of sw hq. She was very short with me and I got very upset on my home from meeting. I don't feel like I want to go back next week she does a later meeting but I couldn't make it to that one because I have to get home to put my children to bed. My question is is this true? I thought it would be better to go late than miss it altogether. It's really knocked my confidence. Thanks x

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    I thought the policy was, if you arrive after the meeting starts, they weigh you at the end. My old consultant was relaxed about it and was happy for latecomers to weigh during the talk but a few weeks ago he had a supervised meeting and warned everyone the week before that if they were late, he'd have to do it officially and weigh them at the end, with the area manager watching him.

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    I don't know if there is an official rule - my consultant doesn't do this. There is one member who regularly arrives late due to work shifts which means she has to wait until after image therapy to get weighed (and never gets slimmer of the week etc if she does well) but she never gets told off.
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    I have never heard this as everyone says if you are late you wait to the end to be weighed, but it's not against the rules.

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    Thanks for your replies. I'm glad to hear that I'm not being ott by thinking that this seems unreasonable. I did feel like a naughty child! I have 2 very young children and sw is the only thing that I do that gives me 'me' time. I had a big sob in the car driving home (pathetic, I know). It's really knocked my confidence about going back, but it's the only meeting in my area I can go to due to work commitments. Suppose I'll just have to see how things go next week. Thanks again x
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    thats awful for you :-(

    You did the right thing by going anyway and getting to stay for group. I agree with maybe phone HQ as see what they say! I would be very put off my group if it happened to me! We often have 2-3 late but they just get weighed at the end along with any newbies
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    My consultant is relaxed about this too, didn't realise it was a rule? I wouldn't go back if she was short either, don't blame you! There's other groups and other consultants to pay x

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    I think hq are cracking down on consultants (she shouldn't have had a go at you though). I'm always early for group and my consultant lets me in and weighs me as soon as I arrive so I can settle down with a cuppa, but this week she said that hq have started monitoring what time people get weighed so she should really only weigh her social team before group officially starts

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    Our consultant weighs latecomers at the end of group. Even if it is an SW rule, making you wait fifteen minutes after image therapy and then telling you off is obnoxious and rude.
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    Hello dreamcatchme. There are some excellent responses to your post. I must say I could really relate to the tears in the car as this is how I woud have responded. I can understand your reticence with ringing hq but do think that you should- perhaps explaining the circumstances and then asking if this really was company policy. To feel like this after your only 'me' time is dreadful!! I hope yu are feeling better now.
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    You do not pay your money every week for a service to be told off. If she didn't want to weigh you, then she should have declined to weigh you and declined your money for the class also.

    Personally I wouldn't go back and would either text or ring her to explain why. I think you'll find she quickly changes her tune when she realises she's going to lose money.

    If she has a later class I don't see what her problem is, could she not just weigh you are part of that one?
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    They are not allowed to weigh you before the official start time but after the class shouldn't be an issue after all new members weigh in at the end of class. If she runs two classes back to back there could be a problem if you arrived late for the first one after they have closed the books but too early for the second group but that doesn't sound like what happened here

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    I think you should tell her exactly what you have told us. Maybe you can't manage telling her to her face, so why not write to her? Not an email, or a text, but a proper letter, explaining things exactly the way you have done so here.

    And tell her that you are thinking of not going back, that her attitude has possibly lost her a customer, that you are not a child to be told off for being late for assembly (does that date me? do schools still have assemblies??), but an adult paying customer.

    And I would send a copy to head office too. There are excuses for most things, but never an excuse for rudeness!
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    I agree with all the previous posters - your C was bang out of order. If anyone is late my C weighs them at the end without a grumble - as someone has already mentioned, she weighs the new members then anyway. I would definitely complain to head office.





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