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Are Ugly People Treated Badly at Work?

Posted June 20, 2013 2:00 PM

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A new Michigan State University study has uncovered an ugly truth about the American workplace: looks do matter.

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06/20/2013 5:25 PM

I'm just a victim...!

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06/21/2013 10:14 AM

WOW! a picture of me.

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06/20/2013 8:33 PM

They needed a study for that? Look at magazine, commercials, movies.

A zillion plastic surgeons. it is all about beauty, so no wonder that the ugly ducklings are left behind.

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06/20/2013 10:23 PM

I don't know about ugly people but now, short people, according to Randy Newman.

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06/21/2013 2:39 AM

This is weird! I am being treated nice at work! . . .

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06/21/2013 4:34 AM

Because you are the boss?

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06/21/2013 10:43 AM

Nope, but it was a rhetorical question. What if!

The other day a saw a complaint of a English woman who was too beautiful having problems keeping in a job. She was not that cute. Go figure.

Best to look avarage!

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06/21/2013 2:33 PM

Some guys surely agreed with her, and thats exactly what she was looking for: simpathy for her failures and food for her ego.

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06/21/2013 4:18 AM

Is it because ugly people don't have a lot to smile about? Or is it that smiling makes one look less ugly? CR4 readers want to know...

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06/21/2013 9:50 AM

I had no idea.

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06/21/2013 11:53 AM

I have not seen any indication that poor looks affect anyone's job nearly as much as I have seen first hand that a person having a good work ethic and natural talent will bring out the worse in managers who know they are lacking in similar skills and talent.

Or maybe they are feel they themselves are ugly and are doing what they can get away with to lessen perceived competition?

Nothing worse than knowing you lack skills, talent, intelligence, looks and that the only thing keeping you employed is your ability to brownnose, backstab, and lie.

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06/21/2013 2:45 PM

There is one guy in the company who is uglier than the restored Ecce Homo; well, the other day someone drew him real badly in the restrooms and labeled the drawing with Mario's name (Oops !! sorry Mario), later someone replied: "Draw him as he is, don't be a brownnose".

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06/25/2013 7:45 AM

It sounds as if you're working at my company.

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06/22/2013 2:51 AM

If a manager has a problem identifying and sorting out wokplace descrimination of any form, they shouldn't be in that job in the first place.

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06/22/2013 9:09 AM

Unfortunately those in management are far too often the worst discriminators, harassers, belittlers and the like in a company.

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06/22/2013 12:09 PM

Quite right. I've seen the same in people who are on the shopfloor, but it is a large part of management job to to sort it. Responcibility is with all, but if those at the upper tiers don't act then a whole culture of such stuff will happen.

My (disabled/auristic) son was recently rejected from a job. " I'd like to employ you, but the others in the workplace would make mincemeat of you". Yes, legal action is pending. The boss was simply stating a fact, and I will not let my son work there (recrimination when the boss isn't looking), but it will be a bad day in hell when they get the **** side of my temper. Stuff happans and it's best to move on, but I intend to see that they revise their manner of working. Some years ago a Nigerain g-friend got similaar - it took a while, but they are no longer trading. I'm quite sure the same people are doing the same on other places, but bash them long enough and they may learn.

Looks, colour, religeon, it's all the same bigotted stuff. Worklace bullying is that, and end of. We don't need endless regulations for this that and the other. Unjustified bigotry simply has no place, be it in the workplace or anywhere else. Victims do not need counselling. the perpetrtators need stopping.

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06/22/2013 6:35 PM

The truly ugly people I've met were not visually repulsive but incredibly socially inept to the point of verbally abusive. If you never learned to play well with others....

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