Appalled:(

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by minxie, 17 February 2011 Social URL.

  1. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    This week I have had to visit another group as I couldn't go to my usual class. I think the group leader is fairly new to the class but has other classes elsewhere. I was so shocked last night when she said "so and so (giving their name) in my such and such group (telling us where) is about 30stones and ......."

    I couldn't believe my ears - the other group is only a mile or two up the road and I have certainly been to a class or two there in the past (prior to this new leader). How can she tell us that - we might even know the poor lady.

    On a happier note I did really well and got slimmer of the week:) which is a bit amazing for me as I've struggled so much lately.
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. krupskaya

    krupskaya Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,745
    Likes Received:
    52
    Start Weight:
    12st12lb
    Current Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8lb(12.22%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - green
    That's outrageous! What a breach of confidentiality... Well done on winning slimmer of the week by the way. But that leader - no way is that acceptable.
     
  4. Karen.hat

    Karen.hat Silver Member

    Posts:
    875
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    11st3.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.5lb(5.4%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    That is so against slimming world rules is unbelievable! God I hate for my c to talk about me like that she lives 2 streets away! I'm sure one of the advertised thing is they'll never disclose your weight or make you feel small! She needs reporting to head office or at the very least taking aside and told this is out of order
     
  5. maxine uk

    maxine uk Full Member

    Posts:
    355
    Likes Received:
    18
    Start Weight:
    17st13lb
    Diet:
    doing it on my own
    i too am appalled by the consultants actions... both as a group member and as a consultant its probably in the top 3 NONO's what happened to no humiliation and confidentuality (sp) to name just 2.....
    if she carries on like that she wont have many stay to image therapy let alone sign in.
    even if she is a new consultant she would have had the best up to date training at HO
    im really curious who she is now.....dont tell me on here though please
     
  6. PurpleSky

    PurpleSky banana phone

    Posts:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    17st8lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st8lb(26.02%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    Thatis unaaceptable as sw tells you your weight will never be revealed just how much you;ve lost. Perhaps your best to ring head office and just to tell them. But well done on slimmer of the week though :D
     
  7. minxie

    minxie One day at a time!

    Posts:
    870
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    15st3lb
    Current Weight:
    14st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(3.76%)
    Diet:
    Low carbs
    Thanks everyone - I was wondering whether or not to phone head office and you have made up my mind for me! I'll give them a ring later this morning - this is not a huge city but a medium sized town, lucky enough to have several classes to choose from, so it is very likely that someone at class would know of this other lady, who would probably be devastated that her weight is just being bandied about:(
     
  8. lolacola

    lolacola Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    25
    Start Weight:
    12st0lb
    Current Weight:
    9st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    2st3lb(18.45%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Personally I would phone Head office and put in a complaint. This is a breach of something that is supposed to be kept confidential. SW always make a big thing of how your weight is confidential.

    If a consultant revealed my weight to a whole class, regardless of whether it was my class or any other one, I would be absolutely livid.
     
  9. Jillymit

    Jillymit New Member

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I agree this sounds awful and completely against SW rules.
    Giving the consultant the benefit of the doubt, I wonder if the lady mentioned may have given permission for her name and weight to be used?
    Even if she had the consultant should have mentioned that at the time and taken the opportunity to reiterate the SW policy on confidentiality to reassure everyone.
     
  10. Jennyonaplate

    Jennyonaplate Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    73
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I've passed comments and complaints on the head office on a number of occaisions in the past. I think it's so important that the consultants behave professionally, and consistently with the expectations on SW, and yet the area managers only see the 'best' behaviour of consultants when they visit classes, not the normal stuff that happens in class.

    Something like that naming of the other woman and talking about her weight could so easily out other members off returning - and is completely unprofessional to say the least!
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...
Similar Threads - Appalled
  1. ianfreeman
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    1,639