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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
stciappelletto
margaritas ante porcos
03:20 PM on 06/03/2013
People who use that site are leaving themselves wide open on harassment and discrimination suits.
03:12 PM on 06/03/2013
LOL if they are really beautiful, they'd be models, they wouldn't be working a regular job, funny though.
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05:43 PM on 06/03/2013
LOL, so according to you there are no truly beautiful people in the world employed in any other occupation than a model?
05:45 PM on 06/03/2013
Attractive yes, pretty yes, beautiful - no. It is a profession that requires the person to be beautiful...?? I thought that was obvious. I've had this account for only two days but everybody certainly sticks there nose in a lot here...
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02:40 PM on 06/03/2013
"Beautiful People Job Site"

Looks like the Liberals are using their services.
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BlackJAC
It's better to be a black king than a white knight
04:26 PM on 06/03/2013
Said the political wing that's always going on about how the women who side with them are hotter than the ones that side with their opponents, to the point of publishing pinup calendars of them.
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04:36 PM on 06/03/2013
You missed the "but don't have them run the country because they are good looking" part.

Sorta important
02:38 PM on 06/03/2013
We've already posted our job for 'Web Producer/Blogger' on BeautifulPeople.com -- and real estate/bridal agencies are super-excited for the new recruitment tool! Hard to fight public opinion though

http://startupbook.co/2013/06/03/real-estate-bridal-agencies-are-already-signing-up-for-beautifulpeople-coms-new-employment-service/
03:06 PM on 06/03/2013
Really hope you are kidding. If you are not, I will make sure to let everyone I know what the ethical standards of StartupBookCo are and why they should not do business with you. How dare you judge people on their ability and quality based on their looks. Like the saying goes, beauty fades... so you hire a "pretty" person, what do you do as they age? Fire them when they are no longer at supermodel quality?
03:28 PM on 06/03/2013
We're not kidding, but you should know that the job is a) For a 'Web producer' position which involves being in front of the camera, and b) We are posting on non-'beautiful people' sites too. Not a matter of discrimination, just using BeautifulPeople.com as another resource for job-seekers.
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D Aceman
04:30 PM on 06/03/2013
It is called freedom of association.....and it is nobody's business but the owner of the business and the employee.
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Dougsholmes
"I don't need no stinkin' badges"
02:33 PM on 06/03/2013
I don't want to belong to any website that will accept people like me as a member. Apologies to Groucho.
tpartynitwit
Don't Read to Me!
04:23 PM on 06/03/2013
Why I oughta join a club and beat you over the head with it. More Marxism.
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wonderYrednow
¿Y read backwards?
04:31 PM on 06/03/2013
Hands off my CLUB !
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strangeways1
welcome to the jungle , every med just makes it be
02:25 PM on 06/03/2013
leaves me out, i have removed all mirrors from my house
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Alejandra Ruani
02:02 PM on 06/03/2013
There's a number of research studies that confirm the beauty/income correlation. The heavier you are, the less you make. Thinner women make ca. USD 400,000 more than their heavier peers in a 25-year period. I cited this study (and the names of the researchers) in my recent HuffPost article.
ModerateCommenter
But the tea is sending me to the left
05:43 PM on 06/03/2013
This s a great post. Can you post the link? 400K/25 years = 16K/year? That's a big difference!

Finally, I haven't read your article, but I want to ask about a point I would like to make. Those who "succeed" are frequently healthier (not more beautiful), and high income does, I think, correlate with those who have the medical advice (and free time! The 5 figure income worker is working!) to improve their health

I am concerned that income/beauty and "income/health" may be being blurred here. Your thoughts?
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Alejandra Ruani
07:35 AM on 06/04/2013
Thank you! Here's the link to our HuffPost article on the thin/income issue: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alejandra-ruani-/feeling-fat-makes-you-steal_b_2903047.html

To your point about health, you're correct. There are some studies that connect poor health with lower income.

Poor health means poorer employee performance which can affect the employer's bottom line.

Companies are (increasingly) offering free health checks to larger age groups, flex and gym benefits, free flu vaccinations, and my favorite: cash incentives for weight loss (!)

Thanks for the inspiration, will definitely write more about this!
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Alejandra Ruani
07:45 AM on 06/04/2013
Thank you! Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alejandra-ruani-/feeling-fat-makes-you-steal_b_2903047.html

Research shows that poor health drivers lower income, which affects the employee's performance and in turn the employer's bottom line.

Reason why companies are spending more on their health incentives. My favourite one (which is a bit of a novelty one): Cash rewards to lose weight. Studies demonstrate that they actually work.

Interesting conversation. I'll definitely write about this - thanks for the inspiration!

Best,
Alejandra
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justnicagain
01:13 PM on 06/03/2013
No.
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Mkelly534
In Congress no one can hear you scream
01:07 PM on 06/03/2013
About 75% of the population are grease fires (including me) so they may not have enough applicants to fill the jobs. Also many of the most driven and successful people are driven because it was harder to shine if they were not physically beautiful so they focus on other talents. J.P Morgan was super ugly as was quite a few very successful business people.

Of course an employer that requires beauty as a general job qualification deserves what they get.
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Still Posting
FOX: Devolving their viewers since 2002.
01:45 PM on 06/03/2013
"About 75% of the population are grease fires."

I think the number is much higher actually.

In the real world (outside of TV, movies, magazines), classic beauty or classic handsomeness is very rare.

In a room full of people you may see one or two hotties at the most. And then, there's the rest of us.

So as you said, good luck filling those leadership job roles with beautiful people. And who says they're qualified anyway?
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Andygirl A
angering at least one person a day since 1996
05:10 PM on 06/03/2013
well said, my friend! they want beauty, but even if they find it, what will happen to the quality of the work?
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Dragonfly78
Open up your mind to see clearly
03:35 PM on 06/03/2013
for genetically being better off than others??? im not sure if i agree with your statement.
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Mkelly534
In Congress no one can hear you scream
03:37 PM on 06/03/2013
I am talking about fitting the worls definition of physical beauty. Not basic worth
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ginadeoliveira2008
The greatest thing you'll ever learn...
12:22 PM on 06/03/2013
Hmmm, only the very beautiful? Well they've always been success at first sight. Probably a lot of employers will use it, for sure. The question is only, what about their resumes?
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Harold Saxon
Here come the drums.
11:55 AM on 06/03/2013
Yeah, what could plain-looking people like Bill Gates or Steve Wozniak ever accomplish ?
Oh, wait.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
too young but old enough
I already know how this is going to turn out...
04:46 PM on 06/03/2013
There are probably not many tech companies that will be using that site to staff up their engineering depts.
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Harold Saxon
Here come the drums.
05:01 PM on 06/03/2013
Tech, healthcare, finance, marketing - no matter what the field, a company does itself a disservice by arbitrarily limiting the applicants to those who are physically attractive. And I'd wager that the majority of job-seekers using a site like that will be leaving the workforce as soon as they can find a rich partner for a free ride.
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Bright Creature
Crawling toward the light
11:39 AM on 06/03/2013
It sounds like "shallow" is the second defacto job requirement, because it would have to be, wouldn't it?
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ginadeoliveira2008
The greatest thing you'll ever learn...
12:49 PM on 06/03/2013
Not necessarily. But it sounds strange to join them for a job. Very strange...