Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Damn you look good! Your Hired!!
If you were an HR director, and you were conducting interviews for an open position within your organazation, would you consider an average looking person as a potential employee, or would you hire a person that is drop dead gourgeous?
Who would you offer the position too? The balding, overweight guy with the Masters' degree and 10 years experiance, or the Swimsuit model that only has a few college courses and no experiance?
This question sounds like a no brainer. If this were a perfect world, the Fat Guy would have the job hand's down. But we all know that this is far from a perfect world.
A study was conducted here in America (and I am asuming that this applies to every "modern" country)that the better a person looks, the more likely that person will get promotions, raises and overall better treatment by employees, bosses and average everyday people.
So does that make Americans vain? Does that do away with the saying that Looks don't matter? What about the saying "Beauty is only skin deep?"
I have been guilty of judging people based on looks myself. I see all types of people everyday. Fine people, ugly people, average people and just plain people people. I know (and I am ashamed to say this) I have bumped pretty women to the head of the waiting list to be seen in my office, I have even handed out "hook-ups" to pretty women that did not have all their paperwork in order. I have pretty much given all the guys that cross my desk the same treatment no matter what they looked like. I guess that is just a guy thing, but a fine woman.... Well, I am a normal man after all.
What does that say about me?
What does that say about our society?
I have known several women over my short time on this Earth that were so fine that you forget who you are everytime you see them. But they were the "ugliest" people I have ever met. I have known several women that are so ugly that everytime you see them, you have to get a mirror and look at yourself to make sure you ain't that messed up. But they were some of the beautifullest women you could ever meet.
So who would I hire?
The amnesia woman?
Or the jump back and check myself woman?
Who would you hire?
I cannot answer my own question, because I honestly don't know.
And that is a damn shame.