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03rd Nov 2017

If you happen to be job-hunting, there’s actually a weird downside to being ridiculously good-looking

It isn't easy being beautiful. Or so we've heard.

Rory Cashin

It is hard to feel bad for the beautiful people.

If you were born with genetics on your side, and you’ve grown up with a cut-glass jawline, exceptional hair, piercing eyes and a metabolism that allows you to eat junk-food without putting on any weight, then we already hate you.

You’re probably a lovely person, but you make us feel ugly and uncomfortable and we can’t be friends with you because we couldn’t stand the visual shame of standing next to you.

Well, it turns out that there is a slight downside to being ridiculously, ridiculously good-looking… employers don’t want to give you, what they perceive to be, lesser jobs.

In a new study published by the American Psychological Association, 750 people were shown two applicants for a different employment positions, and asked who they would hire for those positions.

One of the authors of the study told Quartz that if you’re attractive, then they’ve no problem hiring you for a managerial position. But if you’re looking for something with a lower income and with lesser responsibility, then you’re out of luck:

“We found that people perceive attractive individuals to feel more entitled to good outcomes than unattractive individuals. Our work suggests that we may need to think differently about low level jobs.”

“Jobs that are considered to be less desirable are typically those at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum, including a disproportionate number of people who might be particularly vulnerable if they become victims of discrimination.”

So… what you’re saying is… Maid In Manhattan lied to us?

How can we trust Hollywood every again??

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