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Old 07-18-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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For example let's say you're a woman and a hunky new male colleague joins your work area. Assuming you also like the sound of his voice, do you treat him more nicely than let's say another male colleague who isn't as physically gifted?

Guys, how do you treat attractive women in your office? I must admit that since being moved to sit with a new group colleagues that one of them has picqued my interest. Even when talking to her about otherwise boring topics like shopping (for men at least), I can't look away. Having an attractive voice doesn't hurt her.

What are your thoughts on engaging attractive vs. ugly people in conversation?
If someone is hideous, be honest, do you keep your distance? I know it would be mighty tough for me to keep eye contact with a woman who looked like this

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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No.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:54 AM
 
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yes. i treat women and men differently, i treat attractive and unattractive people differently, i treat fat and skinny people differently, i treat funny and not-funny people differently, et cetera.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Yes, I treat the women differently than the men.

We f*ck.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Most people do. There are studies on this if you want to read up.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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obvious answer is yes. Of course it matters. Just watch how men talk to a very attractive woman. I guarantee you they are not falling asleep.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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I would bet that most people's initial answer is "NO! I would NEVER discriminate against people based on their looks!! How DARE you!!" Truth is just about everyone does it. I actively try not to, but I'm sure that I'm guilty of it from time to time.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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I would bet that most people's initial answer is "NO! I would NEVER discriminate against people based on their looks!! How DARE you!!"
You can't trust people like that.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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I try not to treat them differently, but the truth is that it still happens. I'll admit that.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Actually, contrary to popular belief, there is evidence that good looks can be a negative in the workplace, at least for women.

[url=http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/world/523440/being-pretty-might-cost-you-a-job.html]Being pretty might cost you a job | Marie Claire[/url]
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