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2013-07-30 10:45:20 AM  
Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.
 
2013-07-30 10:50:25 AM  
If you take a job where one of the key requirements is being pretty, and you're hired because you're pretty, it makes sense that you should have to remain pretty to keep the job.

On the other hand I would see a problem with businesses where physical appearance doesn't play an important role in the job being rightfully sued if they tried to discriminate based on weight or appearance.
 
2013-07-30 10:54:53 AM  
I realize they were doing it on purpose, but the number of times the word babe is used in that article made it nearly impossible to read or take seriously.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-30 11:02:24 AM  
ensure that her weight does not increase by more than 7 percent of her initial poundage

Eat before the interview to make sure you start as heavy as possible without triggering their whale detectors.
 
2013-07-30 11:08:59 AM  

ZAZ: ensure that her weight does not increase by more than 7 percent of her initial poundage

Eat before the interview to make sure you start as heavy as possible without triggering their whale detectors.


Put a few rolls of quarters in your pockets.

/Although they might think you're a tranny.
 
2013-07-30 11:36:01 AM  
You must have failed as a person if your only means of making a living consists of being good looking and you can't even do that for very long.
 
2013-07-30 11:46:52 AM  
The test here is: Does the employee need to be pretty in order for the business to function? Or will the business be successful regardless of how pretty the employee is (or isn't)? If the business can prove that having pretty employees is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification- and if they were smart enough to state same in the job description- then, yes, they have the right to hire attractive employees exclusively.

Further reading here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bona_fide_occupational_qualifications
 
2013-07-30 11:48:07 AM  
I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.
 
2013-07-30 11:50:43 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer professionally marketable.


See what I did there?
 
2013-07-30 11:54:08 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.


Study it out

ts1.mm.bing.net

ts2.explicit.bing.net
 
2013-07-30 11:54:21 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.


No, age itself does a pretty good job of that on its own.
 
2013-07-30 11:56:19 AM  
What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?
 
2013-07-30 11:56:59 AM  
No shat.
thesouloftheplot.files.wordpress.com

Sam Rothstein 101
 
2013-07-30 11:57:12 AM  

jim32rr: The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.

Study it out

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 160x120]

[ts2.explicit.bing.net image 213x300]


Point of order: I don't think even Christy would call that "a few extra pounds."

/has noticed that the difference in public perception between Peki weighing 150 and 160 is actually pretty drastic. Like one minute I'm smoking hot, and the next I have a nice personality.
 
2013-07-30 11:57:35 AM  
No thanks, I'm going to go hide in a basement with servers, and wear cargo pants to work. Hopefully I'll also get paid a lot more, too...

/shakes head
 
2013-07-30 11:58:18 AM  

reillan: What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?


I don't imagine they're militant, they're a small business. I bet she can keep her job if she sucks the boss's nuts.
 
2013-07-30 11:59:20 AM  

basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.


Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.
 
2013-07-30 12:00:45 PM  

ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.


Why is that misogynistic? No one is forcing anyone to work there, they made an informed choice and are now subject to the rules.
 
2013-07-30 12:01:48 PM  

reillan: What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?


If she was "scrawny" I don't think that would qualify her as a "babe" to begin with. I'm assuming that the "babes" are probably pretty busty to begin with, and most "scrawny" girls do not have big boobehs.
 
2013-07-30 12:03:18 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

3 weeks later!!!
 
2013-07-30 12:03:25 PM  

ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.


How is that misogyny? I completely agree with that post. If you sign up to be a babe, then be a babe. However.... I don't have a lot of respect for ladies who get by on ONLY their looks to begin with. No matter what you look like, you CAN develop your mind, not just your body.
 
2013-07-30 12:05:11 PM  

ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.


How is that misogynous?  If the condition of your hiring and the performance of you work is based entirely on your physical appearance and such, then what's to quibble over?  Much like an athlete who is hired for his/her ability to perform, someone in this line of work has to stay in shape.  It's not rocket surgery.
 
2013-07-30 12:07:15 PM  
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2013-07-30 12:07:55 PM  
reillan: "Would they fire that woman?"

Of course not. Which is why those places simply 'reserve the right' to put employees in a penalty box /terminate them for changes in objective measures.

Step 1: Set the threshold for 'review' incredibly low, so everyone's essentially always at risk
Step 2: use that damocle's sword to pressure them into putting up with shiat that was never in the job description, deny raises, fire the olds, etc.
Step 3: profit
 
2013-07-30 12:09:37 PM  
I'm eating lasagna for lunch at my job as a professional nerd (software engineer) so I'm getting a kick etc.
 
2013-07-30 12:11:52 PM  

Peki: jim32rr: The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.

Study it out

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 160x120]

[ts2.explicit.bing.net image 213x300]

Point of order: I don't think even Christy would call that "a few extra pounds."

/has noticed that the difference in public perception between Peki weighing 150 and 160 is actually pretty drastic. Like one minute I'm smoking hot, and the next I have a nice personality.


Above 190 Lbs, Wangiss' face looks fat and he gets mooby.  There is no apparent difference between 170 Lbs and 189 Lbs.  Below 170, I look like an athlete all of a sudden.  It's weird.
 
2013-07-30 12:15:45 PM  
Live by, die by, the sword.
 
2013-07-30 12:17:50 PM  
Good grief, ladies.  Just go get a job at Atlantic City's equivalent of O'Sheas if you've stopped being pretty.
 
2013-07-30 12:19:09 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: The test here is: Does the employee need to be pretty in order for the business to function?


I'm pretty sure its the only reason people go to the Borgata over any other AC casino, especially since its in the middle of nowhere compared to the rest of them.

Its kind of like a higher-class Hooters, with table games...

..in the relative middle of nowhere.
 
2013-07-30 12:20:02 PM  
note FTFA:

Michigan is currently the only state to explicitly bar discrimination based on weight and height, thanks to a 1976 law meant to protect the jobs of female workers regardless of their size
 
2013-07-30 12:22:04 PM  
piximus.net
 
2013-07-30 12:22:05 PM  

Peki: jim32rr: The My Little Pony Killer: I was unaware that the addition of a few extra pounds (a thing that naturally occurs over the course of one's life) suddenly made a pretty person no longer pretty.

Study it out

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 160x120]

[ts2.explicit.bing.net image 213x300]

Point of order: I don't think even Christy would call that "a few extra pounds."

/has noticed that the difference in public perception between Peki weighing 150 and 160 is actually pretty drastic. Like one minute I'm smoking hot, and the next I have a nice personality.


Need to see some pics from both weights before we can weigh in on that.
 
2013-07-30 12:22:17 PM  

QueenMamaBee: reillan: What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?

If she was "scrawny" I don't think that would qualify her as a "babe" to begin with. I'm assuming that the "babes" are probably pretty busty to begin with, and most "scrawny" girls do not have big boobehs.


My ex was 115 dripping wet, liked to wear size 4 because of her bust but was really a size 0 or 2.  Her bra size was FF to HH, and generally had to squeeze into DD because it's all she could find.
 
2013-07-30 12:23:14 PM  

ringersol: reillan: "Would they fire that woman?"

Of course not. Which is why those places simply 'reserve the right' to put employees in a penalty box /terminate them for changes in objective measures.

Step 1: Set the threshold for 'review' incredibly low, so everyone's essentially always at risk
Step 2: use that damocle's sword to pressure them into putting up with shiat that was never in the job description, deny raises, fire the olds, etc.
Step 3: profit


Basically where I was going with that, but your post is more to the point :)
 
2013-07-30 12:25:08 PM  

exick: I realize they were doing it on purpose, but the number of times the word babe is used in that article made it nearly impossible to read or take seriously.


It being on Slate makes it nearly impossible to read or take seriously.
 
2013-07-30 12:27:54 PM  
Hi,

I know you hired me with a certain expectation that I could maintain a goal of X spreadsheets.
Can you see past the fact that I now only reach a goal of Y number of spreadsheets?

No? OK.
I understand that I either reach the X number within a reasonable amount of time or I may be terminated.

Replace Spreadsheets (output) with Pounds (weight), and how is it different?
 
2013-07-30 12:29:00 PM  
That's a horrible ruling," Michigan disability rights attorney Richard Bernstein said of the case. "That decision gives employers a tremendous power over people in the workplace  I've got a cottage on St. Barths to pay for."
 
2013-07-30 12:29:38 PM  

BHShaman: Hi,

I know you hired me with a certain expectation that I could maintain a goal of X spreadsheets.
Can you see past the fact that I now only reach a goal of Y number of spreadsheets?

No? OK.
I understand that I either reach the X number within a reasonable amount of time or I may be terminated.

Replace Spreadsheets (output) with Pounds (weight), and how is it different?


Because feminism.
 
2013-07-30 12:31:40 PM  

QueenMamaBee: ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.

How is that misogyny? I completely agree with that post. If you sign up to be a babe, then be a babe. However.... I don't have a lot of respect for ladies who get by on ONLY their looks to begin with. No matter what you look like, you CAN develop your mind, not just your body.


Why? Youth and beauty are every bit a part of the person as [for examples] typing skill or mathematical aptitude. To use them up front is wise, as they are both expiring assets and should be leveraged at their peak and for as far as they'll take you. That doesn't detract from the wisdom of developing non-physical attributes.
 
2013-07-30 12:31:42 PM  
If dudes wanted to see fat chicks they could just stay home with their wives.
 
2013-07-30 12:32:16 PM  
reillan:
My ex was 115 dripping wet, liked to wear size 4 because of her bust but was really a size 0 or 2.  Her bra size was FF to HH, and generally had to squeeze into DD because it's all she could find.

That's hot.

Why is she your ex? Her choice or yours?
 
2013-07-30 12:32:45 PM  
This isn't going to degenerate into a Hot Waitress thread, is it?

/deletes bookmark
 
2013-07-30 12:37:25 PM  

reillan: QueenMamaBee: reillan: What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?

If she was "scrawny" I don't think that would qualify her as a "babe" to begin with. I'm assuming that the "babes" are probably pretty busty to begin with, and most "scrawny" girls do not have big boobehs.

My ex was 115 dripping wet, liked to wear size 4 because of her bust but was really a size 0 or 2.  Her bra size was FF to HH, and generally had to squeeze into DD because it's all she could find.


Pics or you are a big fat liar!
 
2013-07-30 12:38:02 PM  

reillan: QueenMamaBee: reillan: What if a woman had little muscle mass to speak of, and ate nothing but veggies, so she was scrawny.  She weighed perhaps 115 pounds when getting the job.  Then, as part of the job, she lifted trays and ran around all over the bar, and put on 9 pounds of muscle without gaining a single inch of waistline.  Would they fire that woman?

If she was "scrawny" I don't think that would qualify her as a "babe" to begin with. I'm assuming that the "babes" are probably pretty busty to begin with, and most "scrawny" girls do not have big boobehs.

My ex was 115 dripping wet, liked to wear size 4 because of her bust but was really a size 0 or 2.  Her bra size was FF to HH, and generally had to squeeze into DD because it's all she could find.


Pics or it didnt happen
 
2013-07-30 12:39:49 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: If you take a job where one of the key requirements is being pretty, and you're hired because you're pretty, it makes sense that you should have to remain pretty to keep the job.

On the other hand I would see a problem with businesses where physical appearance doesn't play an important role in the job being rightfully sued if they tried to discriminate based on weight or appearance.


I took an HR class once and we actually spent some time on this.  A business can discriminate based on gender/weight/looking pretty/etc if that gender/weight/looking pretty/etc is legitimately part of their business, but not just because they only want to hire hot chicks.  So someplace like Hooters can only hire skinny pretty girls with no problem, but airlines can't restrict who they hire as a stewardess based on looks.  Because Hooters business model requires pretty skinny girls, the airline's business model doesn't.
 
2013-07-30 12:41:36 PM  

Onkel Buck: If dudes wanted to see fat chicks they could just stay home with their wives.


yeah but they gotta be out in the open cause who the hell is gonna peep on a fat loser
 
2013-07-30 12:45:27 PM  
Under most circumstances, I think if you can do the job, it doesn't matter what you look like.  However, if you were hired because you are attractive, then one of the qualifications of performing your job is to maintain your attractiveness.

Take Hooters for example.  If you look like this when you're hired...
4.bp.blogspot.com

Don't be surprised when you get fired if you start looking like this:
www.allmystery.de

I would imagine modeling agencies have similar guidelines.
 
2013-07-30 12:45:37 PM  

ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.


Is EVERYTHING a male says "misogny" to you? Sure seems like it.
 
2013-07-30 12:47:09 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: ikanreed: basemetal: Meh, you were told the rules and you signed up for it.  Now go eat a salad and quit drinking beer.

Hey look, blatant misogyny in the Boobies of a Fark article.  Again.  How clever.

Is EVERYTHING a male says "misogny" to you? Sure seems like it.


She's a stupid broad, what do you expect.

Is she a she?
 
2013-07-30 12:47:52 PM  
Bimbos tried a get rich quick scheme, rolled the dice and failed.
Whoopty doo.
 
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