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(Mother Nature Network)   Remember in high school how they always said once you grow up and enter the real world and get a real job, looks don't really matter? They were wrong   (mnn.com) divider line 107
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2013-06-22 09:14:06 AM
No one ever said that.
 
2013-06-22 09:42:18 AM
as far as i know, looks have always mattered
 
2013-06-22 09:42:33 AM
Everything you were told in high school was a flat out lie.  This isn't now a surprise and stopped being so very soon after.
 
2013-06-22 09:42:47 AM

Mugato: No one ever said that.


I was wonder who heard that before.
 
2013-06-22 09:44:00 AM
I can't actually think of any part of life where looks don't make a difference to some degree.  This certainly isn't a groundbreaking revelation.  I think everyone figures this out after their first year as an adult.
 
2013-06-22 09:45:17 AM
Out yourself, naivemitter.
 
2013-06-22 09:46:01 AM
We live in an extroverted society, and push extroverted ideals.  What did you expect?
 
2013-06-22 09:46:39 AM
I have heard this.  Mostly iterated by frumpy middle-aged teachers trying to cheer up less than attractive female students.
 
2013-06-22 09:47:10 AM
Hate to tell you this subby, they only said that to the ugly kids.  So, if they always said that to you...
 
2013-06-22 09:48:03 AM
Who the farkity fark says that.  Everyone knows more attractive people enjoy numerous perks in the "real world".  If you are a fat woman with imperfect skin, you will get passed over for a promotion that will instead go to that biatch Cynthia who never finishes a project herself and violates the dress code very day by dressing like a prostitute.  People are total assholes.
 
2013-06-22 09:48:30 AM
What looks?

Like having big black tribal tattoos on your face? Surely that's not frowned upon in boardroom type settings or in jobs with customer interaction that doesn't include filling up a cup with coffee and foamy milk.
 
2013-06-22 09:49:04 AM
- Be handsome
- Be attractive
- Don't be unattractive

/Classic Tom Brady SNL skit
 
2013-06-22 09:49:35 AM

Mugato: No one ever said that.


Apparently they do, at least to the ugly ones.
 
2013-06-22 09:49:47 AM
They're talking about employees at a health care facility which kind of skews the results due to the type of people that tend to gravitate to that environment.
 
2013-06-22 09:50:42 AM

No Such Agency: Who the farkity fark says that.  Everyone knows more attractive people enjoy numerous perks in the "real world".  If you are a fat woman with imperfect skin, you will get passed over for a promotion that will instead go to that biatch Cynthia who never finishes a project herself and violates the dress code very day by dressing like a prostitute.  People are total assholes.


I see you've met Cynthia as well.
 
2013-06-22 09:52:05 AM
Nobody ever said that. Appearance is critical. Anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional (and probably unemployed).
 
2013-06-22 09:53:09 AM
Not just the workplace.

When I visited my kid's school for the first time, all the other parents were also there. One mother in particular stood out as very ugly. Her clothes were disheveled, her hair was knotty, and her face looked like a Japanese cartoon rendition of an octopus:

okuyatoto.way-nifty.com

She seemed very friendly with other mothers, but just from her looks I could tell something was off. I avoided her and told my kid to avoid her.

Turns out that she has two kids in the elementary school. Both are heavily into sports, but are borderline mentally handicapped. In second grade, the youngest one still can't read or write and needs a special assistant teacher to sit next to him during math. He excels at causing trouble and speaking out of turn in class. Both he and his older brother are well known bullies in the neighborhood and their father is heavily involved with organized crime.

So sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Without knowing anything else but what this woman looked like it was pretty clear that she and her family were ones to stay away from.
 
2013-06-22 09:53:45 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 09:53:47 AM
It's not limited to jobs or school. Imagine the porn career aspirations of these people...
 
2013-06-22 09:54:36 AM
Well I don't know about you, but I could use a donut after reading that article.
 
2013-06-22 09:54:38 AM
img.fark.net

img.fark.net

Wondering which one subby would date.
 
2013-06-22 09:55:37 AM
I don't think I have ever heard that.   I am pretty sure most people are aware (rightly or wrongly) the ugly are outcasts.
 
2013-06-22 09:57:40 AM
Everything you were told in high school came from high school teachers.

Consider the source.
 
2013-06-22 09:59:11 AM
Being attractive is the most important thing there is
If you wanna catch the biggest fish in your pond
You have to be as attractive as possible
Make sure to keep your hair spotless and clean
Wash it at least every two weeks
Once every two weeks
 
2013-06-22 10:00:24 AM
B/S, I've been extremely successful not because of my rugged good looks but more so because of my vast intelligence and charming personality.  It also helps to have started my own businesses and stopped letting others limit potential advancement.
Oh, shiat look at the time, I've got 26 minutes to get to the gym.
 
2013-06-22 10:01:33 AM
Who the fark said that?

The closest truth is that you can be ugly and still make a lot of money if you're smart. And rich makes up for a whole lot of ugly.
 
2013-06-22 10:03:29 AM
"Just because swans mate for life, I don't think its that big a deal. First of all, if you're a swan, you're probably not going to find a swan that looks much better than the one you've got, so why not mate for life?" - Jack Handey
 
2013-06-22 10:04:05 AM

indylaw: Who the fark said that?

The closest truth is that you can be ugly and still make a lot of money if you're smart. And rich makes up for a whole lot of ugly.


Not true at all. I'm smoking hot and as smart as they come. But I'm a complete douche about it, so that creates issues.
 
2013-06-22 10:04:20 AM
Heh. I don't know if you people are being snarky, or are genuinely shallow. But if uggos really were at such an extreme disadvantage in life, there would be a lot of science and engineering positions available that would never go filled, if that were the case.
 
2013-06-22 10:06:00 AM

Cythraul: Heh. I don't know if you people are being snarky, or are genuinely shallow. But if uggos really were at such an extreme disadvantage in life, there would be a lot of science and engineering positions available that would never go filled, if that were the case.


That's called career-oriented segregation. It's intentional.
 
2013-06-22 10:06:03 AM
The less other people see you, especially customers, the less looks matter. There. That's what they should have told you. Telemarketer for a documents warehouse? Looks not very important.
 
2013-06-22 10:07:02 AM
Likely, in the future they will look back at photographs from the past, and be fascinated/repulsed by how many ugly people there were. On average, there are fewer ugly people now (at least in industrialized countries) than there were in the past, and that trend seems certain to continue into the future.
 
2013-06-22 10:07:40 AM

Mugato: No one ever said that.

 
2013-06-22 10:07:51 AM

Dear Jerk: The less other people see you, especially customers, the less looks matter. There. That's what they should have told you. Telemarketer for a documents warehouse? Looks not very important.


Like the old joke about "You have a face for radio".
 
2013-06-22 10:08:33 AM
The only thing I ever heard was that "looks alone won't carry you" not that they didn't make a difference.  And even that turns out to be a lie for extremely high values of "looks"
 
2013-06-22 10:15:33 AM
Subby, I call STRAWMAN
 
2013-06-22 10:20:26 AM
Looks get you in the door but talent gets you to the top.
 
2013-06-22 10:21:08 AM

Cythraul: Heh. I don't know if you people are being snarky, or are genuinely shallow. But if uggos really were at such an extreme disadvantage in life, there would be a lot of science and engineering positions available that would never go filled, if that were the case.


Where I work those are filled largely by various flavors of Asian (including Indians) who seem to transcend looks.   Us white folks that have also infiltrated are generally judged by whether we've taken credit for saving the day here and there.
 
2013-06-22 10:29:30 AM
I think as adults the looks that matter most is basic hygiene, if you are letting yourself go and if you are trying to look professional in your dress.  Secondarily, I would say that most adults have been exposed to life long enough to have recognized how shiatty it is to be held accountable for something that is out of your control so genetics based looks matter less to me than, "can you get your stuff done and be professional about it"
 
2013-06-22 10:34:53 AM

Abox: Cythraul: Heh. I don't know if you people are being snarky, or are genuinely shallow. But if uggos really were at such an extreme disadvantage in life, there would be a lot of science and engineering positions available that would never go filled, if that were the case.

Where I work those are filled largely by various flavors of Asian (including Indians) who seem to transcend looks.   Us white folks that have also infiltrated are generally judged by whether we've taken credit for saving the day here and there.


Heh... yeah. This has been my experience as well.
 
2013-06-22 10:36:37 AM
Here is what I tell my godchildren :

Your appearance will always matter.

Not in the 'I only hire people with blue eyes' kind of way, but in that being attractive will always open doors for you. Having many such choices will help you become the kind of person you want to become, instead of becoming what circmstance permits you once everyone else has taken more than their fair share. hork hard to shape your body to keep those doors open - in business as well as in your private life.

Manners will always matter.

Not because you are trying to be something you're not - I know you'll never be that phony. It matters because making people comfortable and helping them relax around you will help them be better communicators. And because the cornerstone to good manners is perception, you should watch others carefully and be attuned to what they are saying outside of thier words.

Talent is important, but will never eclipse good looks and manners.

When I was young, I felt that focusing my efforts on developing my talents was important to the detriment of both manners and grooming. I felt that my proficiency gave me a right to be rude or callous. That as long as I was good enough at my job, I could be as terrible to people and I pleased. I know we all have felt the wicked pleasure that being mean to someone else can give you, and we've all felt the sadness that come from being on the other side of that.

I was wrong.

... and in the end, being attractive and polite are much more likely to keep you employed and happy than any other particular set of skills.
 
2013-06-22 10:40:16 AM
Remember in high school how they always said once you grow up and enter the real world and get a real job, looks don't really matter?

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 10:42:33 AM
especially in a Nation raised on the Boob Toob and advertising.   appearances are where its at, until the Reality sets in, of course.

with more People looking for work than jobs available, appearances are more important than ever.


ain't Freedom great!
 
2013-06-22 10:43:15 AM

DeathByGeekSquad: We live in an extroverted society, and push extroverted ideals.  What did you expect?



sort of like a Ship of Fools??
 
2013-06-22 10:44:13 AM
ain't it hard when you discover that,
good looking really wasn't where its at?

thanks bob!
 
2013-06-22 10:47:24 AM
Unless it is a highly technical field, like engineering or scientist, or a highly labor oriented field like construction and unless you are a guy, look always matters.

A good looking girl will always have advantages, no matter where (even in those fields I mentioned above), if you are a girl with an engineering degree, you are hired.
 
2013-06-22 10:51:06 AM
This is why I consider people with visible tattoos (e.g. ones that cannot be covered by the appropriate professional dress) to be astronomically stupid.
You're right, it's "wrong" for people to judge you based on your tattoo. But just because it's "wrong" doesn't mean that it's not going to happen.
 
2013-06-22 10:51:29 AM
You're a straight male and your hiring for the position of Secretary of State. HR has told you must hire a woman because "It's time" for a woman to have the job; whatever that means. Everything else being equal, and remember you will have to look at her almost everyday which would you hire?

img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 10:54:30 AM

Linux_Yes: ain't it hard when you discover that,
good looking really wasn't where its at?

thanks bob!


Nice :)
 
2013-06-22 10:56:13 AM

hasty ambush: You're a straight male and your hiring for the position of Secretary of State. HR has told you must hire a woman because "It's time" for a woman to have the job; whatever that means. Everything else being equal, and remember you will have to look at her almost everyday which would you hire?

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In time like this, I always think, "What would Bill Clinton do in this situation?"
 
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