Too Sexy For That Job, Too Sexy For That Job…

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    I wonder if this is because the percentage of men deemed to be physically attractive seems a lot lower than the percentage of women deemed physically attractive. Most heterosexual men really don’t have the experience of having heterosexual women check them out, so who gets that a lot is seen as a threat.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to LeeEsq says:

      I wonder if this is because the percentage of men deemed to be physically attractive seems a lot lower than the percentage of women deemed physically attractive.

      My experience over the decades is that the median woman spends considerably more effort on grooming and clothing than the median man. I’ve seen lots of men where my reaction is “He’d look like a completely different person with a more flattering haircut, a better shave, and a pair of pants that fit.”Report

  2. Avatar atomickristin says:

    Hmmm…I wonder if it’s more that many people have worked with enough good looking guys who are either total a-holes or think they can skate by on charm and leave everyone else to do the work for them that there’s a subconscious bias against hiring them.

    Good looking women, on the other hand, while you do certainly come across ones that are not the hardest of workers from time to time, or are unkind to others, it’s not at all a given that they’ll be lazy or unpleasant. I’ve worked with plenty of guys and the good looking ones have without exception been awful coworkers.Report

    • Avatar Aaron David in reply to atomickristin says:

      Eh, I think that is more a perception on your part than any kind of truism. I have known many good looking men who were quite good workers, friendly to a fault, kind and all around good people. Both as my bosses and as my employees. I have also known ugly men who fit those descriptions. Women, both ugly and attractive, can be and are good, solid workers. And the opposite holds true for both sexes.

      In fact, one’s looks have nothing to do with one’s job performance.Report

  3. Avatar KenB says:

    I wish this study had been done about 10 years ago – when my dad was asking how come I hadn’t risen to the top of the company I was working for, I could’ve just said “Dad, it’s not my fault, I’m just too good-looking.”Report

  4. Avatar jason says:

    Well there’s one problem I don’t have to worry about. LOL.Report

  5. Avatar InMD says:

    This article is nonsense. All of my success in life comes from how really ridiculously good looking I am.Report

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