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Fired for being sexy?

  1. leeberttea profile image61
    leebertteaposted 6 years ago

    http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fa … r_top.html

    I don't know, I think it was a bad business decision. I would rather have her as my banker!

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/06/04/gal_debrahlee_02.jpg

  2. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    I understand where she is coming from. The same thing happened to me ! smile

  3. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 6 years ago

    I've noticed in some workplaces attractive people who were the ones being promoted. Perhaps it's justice! tongue

  4. anniedee profile image81
    anniedeeposted 6 years ago

    Hmmm, I'm sure there's more to the story. If not, I'm not too surprised. Some women just have bodies that look overly-sexy no matter what they wear.

    1. leeberttea profile image61
      leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Is it even possible to look overly sexy?

      1. Origin profile image59
        Originposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm overly sexy. yikes

        1. leeberttea profile image61
          leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You're sexy all right, I'll give you that!

      2. anniedee profile image81
        anniedeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I just meant, sexy enough to distract everyone around you consistently.

        1. leeberttea profile image61
          leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It doesn't take too much sexy to distract me! big_smile

  5. liber profile image61
    liberposted 6 years ago

    Wow, she's err...umm... curvaceous.

    1. leeberttea profile image61
      leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd hire her in an instant! She doesn't need any experience, I'll train her!

  6. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    What would you hire her for leeberttea?  LOL, you probably couldn't afford her. 

    But in all seriousness, I would NOT hire her.  I have my own interior design business and most of my clients are female.  They would take one look at her and run, not walk out of my office.  To those who haven't been blessed with her obvious ability for self-promotion, brains, and good looks, she represents a gigantic threat.  She represents the girl their husbands fantasize about, the girl they all hated in High School, the girl they all wanted to be, or maybe didn't want to be, or maybe can never be.  Either way, she would be bad for my business because she would make my customers uncomfortable, and maybe the other girls in the office as well. The general public relates in a more positive way to attractive people.  This has been proven.  But there is a line between the kind of attractiveness that is safe, reassuring, and comfortable, and the attractiveness that makes one feel threatened. 

    Maybe she should try modeling, acting, or Hooters as an alternative career choice.

  7. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    she was fired bcause she wasnt sleepin with the boss!

  8. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I think she's got some "issue" going on, and that, rather than the simple thing of "happening to just be sexy", is probably what got her fired.

    Someone can "just happen to be attractive (or beautiful or pretty)", and that's one issue.  Then, though, there's the matter of what that person choose to wear to work.  In that black-and-white outfit she has on in the picture, it's clear to see she chose a form-fitted jacket and low-necked top under it.  The same white top with a neck a few inches higher and a black jacket that wasn't so form-fitting would have created a professional look without being "too sexy" for some workplaces.  (She could still dress as sexy as she wants anywhere other than work, but "grown-ups" don't have a problem with dressing in some professional-looking way if that's what their workplace calls for.)

    She either doesn't have the "brains" to know the difference between "inappropriate" and "appropriate", or else she is more than aware of the difference and wants/needs to go with the sexier version of outfits.  Either way, she's got "some issue" that goes beyond just the outfit, itself; or the fact that she's an attractive person.  Her boss was probably fed up with THAT issue.

  9. leeberttea profile image61
    leebertteaposted 6 years ago

    http://www.sevensidedcube.net/wp-content/uploads/lorenzana-233x300.jpg

    Too revealing?

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We've all seen a lot worse, in terms of "revealing".  I just think this particular outfit is too tacky.  She's a pretty girl.  She could look a whole lot prettier in less tacky clothes.  It looks like she's actually one of those former bridesmaids who "cut down the gown, and wore it later".   (Only she cut it WAY down and turned it into -- what is that, anyway - a blouse?  lol  )

  10. anniedee profile image81
    anniedeeposted 6 years ago

    She reminds me of my high school vice principal, to be honest. And there was always talk of her inappropriate wardrobe.

    1. leeberttea profile image61
      leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll bet as a high school teacher every boy in the class would be paying attention!

  11. Chaotic Chica profile image83
    Chaotic Chicaposted 6 years ago

    Yes-she has the body to pull off these looks. Yes-she should excersise a little modesty at work.  In viewing some of the photos, there were a few outfits that would be considered 'work appropriate' but more were not.  It occured to me that she is very comfortable in her skin, which is not bad, and also comfortable in front of the camera, also not a bad thing.  When those traits combine, it usually indicates that a person would rather be in the spotlight than anywhere else.  It seems to me that she is advertising for a modeling position rather than wanting to succeed in the conservative corporate world.  I am not saying that there is no place for fashion in the working industry, but that one's wardrobe should reflect the values of one's employer.  Bottom line is that workplaces have dress codes and if her revealing wardrobe violated that, then she should be fired when failing to correct, otherwise there was a violation of another sort.

  12. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Happens to me all the time!


    http://www.artmajeur.com/0/images/images/cheryltownsend_526881_UglyMan-sm.jpg

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice! smile

    2. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is that 'before' or 'after' picture?

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a variation on "don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

 
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