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Old 07-11-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Please don't feed the troll.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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I can see wanting attractive people for receptionist positions. It makes a certain cruel sense ...
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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I am average looking and it did not affect me finding work; however, that being said - it was very obvious that the 'foxy' gals were given the most attention at work. We had this one manager who stopped in our dept now and then to chat; and the only ones he spoke too were the 'glam gals'. The rest of us were completely invisible to him . . . but I just 'considered the source'.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Good-looking people have it easier in life? Wow, what a surprise.

Women rate good-looking guys as funnier. Which is more likely: good-looking guys actually have more wit, or that women have a more positive response to jokes when they're delivered by a handsome guy??? The latter, of course. I know a lot of ugly guys who are super intelligent and can crack jokes that I think are hilarious, yet I doubt any woman has ever described them as a "funny guy."
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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because of our utter contempt of unions our job seekers are under the 8 ball. they think that civil rights laws will make employers tow the mark. LOL. employers are in a position to make pretty much any demands and get them.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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because of our utter contempt of unions our job seekers are under the 8 ball. they think that civil rights laws will make employers tow the mark. LOL. employers are in a position to make pretty much any demands and get them.
YA! We need unions to protect all the ugly people!?!??!?! An ugly people's union in the making?? LOL
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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What would they call this "ugly people" union?
U.G.H.? Y.U.C.K.?
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:11 PM
 
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Only in fiction do employers choose the least attractive candidate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RnDmTkhwMs
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Unfortunately, many workplace studies have come to the same conclusion. Looks + people skills are an important predictor of promotion. For some years, I worked closely to the top of the US Federal Government in the US. I hardly ever saw a bad looking woman, even in science advisory positions in Congress or the White House and the ones I did were often far better at their jobs then the average male or female staffer. They had to be. For example, for all his love of climate science, Al Gore was a bathing beauty guy. Women Senate and House members generally seemed to favor brains and effectiveness in their staffers more than their male counterparts.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:39 AM
 
Location: The Old Dominion
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Here in Massachusetts, I notice the more tomboyish athletic women are promoted into the higher level and non traditional positions. The beautiful women have a slight advantage on getting into entry level jobs. There seems to be a mass exodus of the beautiful women between the ages of 28 and 35 marrying financially secure men and becoming SAHMs out in the suburbs. These women re-enter the workforce as real estate agents, owners of boutique businesses or run non-profits. I've noticed this to a lesser extreme amongst my Midwestern schoolmates as well.
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In my experience, physical looks are more important toward getting job offers than they are for getting girlfriends or boyfriends.

In the latter, good looks often make the opposite party freeze-up. but in the safe confines of office buildings, good looks attract managers, colleagues and customers alike. People like to work with good looking people. Note- I'm mostly commenting on white collar office jobs.
These remarks ring true (except I haven't seen people 'freeze up' when confronted with good looks in romantic/sexual situations). But yes, people are attracted to attractive people--that's how we define attractiveness--and people are still people in offices or anywhere else.

However it's hard to use your good looks to goose your SAT score, to help you get into that good college--or your résumé, to help you land that first interview with a new company.

And in most fields, even good-looking people have to produce results.
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