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Old 08-06-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Do you think hiring someone that is "attractive" could be counter product to an office? Why or why not, and would you hire someone of the same merit that isnt in your opinion attractive?

BTW talking strictly corporate office setting, not like a sports cheerleader, modeling career, etc...
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Could be if the other people in the office are intimidated by the person's looks. If you have a production line of average/plain women and a very hot "eligible" woman starts working in there and a lot of men start paying attention to her - especially if they are in a position of authority, then it could make the plain women uncomfortable.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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Yes
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Not in a sales role.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Only one way to solve this: hire all ugly or all attractive people.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When a young attractive female is hired to do filing and wears very short skirts it can be distracting, this happened and as the supervisor I had to speak to her about it. The complaints were, of course, from other women. Other than that sort of extreme situation (inappropriate attire rather than just attractiveness) any distraction is on the people distracted, a person cannot help being attractive and should not be penalized for it. While they are not in a protected class, it would be unethical to discriminate by not hiring someone because he/she was too attractive.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm too sexy for my job, too sexy for my job, too sexy by far: All-Male Iowa Supreme Court Rules Firing Of Woman For Being Too Attractive Was Legal
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Yes. Along with hiring someone old, young, fat, tall, etc.
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