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Looks and firm life

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:41 pm

So during my (excessive) free time at work this summer I've been reading up on different aspects of legal hiring and working in the legal field. I've come across many articles regarding attractiveness and dress in the workplace; points in and comments on the articles suggested several things that kind of surprised me:

- Attractive women are usually at a disadvantage because people assume their looks helped them get to their position. They are taken less seriously by male partners and treated poorly by older female partners/associates.
- Petite women are not taken seriously.
- Wearing anything but very conservative clothing is a no-no. (Some reasoning included it's disrespectful to the workplace because it will tempt male associates?!!!)


Now, I'm not Megan Fox-hot, but I'm definitely above average by most people's standards. I'm also 5'0 and <100 lbs and have a 'young' voice and face. I wear makeup (not a lot or crazy colors), v-necks, shorter skirts (about 1-3 inches above the knee), and I would never dream of going to work in heels shorter than 3 inches. I assume good grades will make this irrelevant in hiring, but what about once I'm at the firm? Can I expect to not be taken seriously/ be sexually harassed all day/ have older female associates hate me if I dress/look this way? (Probably TX, CA (LA), or NYC market)
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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby Rock Chalk » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:48 pm

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby BunkMoreland » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:56 pm

I'm all for more beautiful women around the workplace. Though, I would ask you to understand that if you wear a low-cut top or short skirt, don't blame us if we sneak a peek :D

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:57 pm

This thread is worthless without pictures.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby James Bond » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:02 pm

Epic flame. Mods, out this moron

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby MrKappus » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:05 pm

FWIW, I don't take you seriously.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby jmhendri » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:07 pm

MrKappus wrote:FWIW, I don't take you seriously.


FWIW, I don't take the repliers who took OP seriously seriously.

BunkMoreland wrote:I'm all for more beautiful women around the workplace. Though, I would ask you to understand that if you wear a low-cut top or short skirt, don't blame us if we sneak a peek :D


baahahahahahaaaaa....

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby DerrickRose » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:09 pm

Attractive women are always going to have problems with other women, and some offices might be more frat-housey than others, but generally speaking, the legal field is probably going more sensitive than most.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:10 pm

Pics of you in short skirt and v-neck or this thread goes nowhere.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby MrKappus » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:10 pm

jmhendri wrote:
MrKappus wrote:FWIW, I don't take you seriously.


FWIW, I don't take the repliers who took OP seriously seriously.


I'm crushed. I had my heart set on your approval.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:11 pm

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Megan Fox is not hot. If you're worse looking than her, you could show up naked and I would ignore you. Or barf.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby MrKappus » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:12 pm

paratactical wrote:
MrKappus wrote:
jmhendri wrote:
MrKappus wrote:FWIW, I don't take you seriously.


FWIW, I don't take the repliers who took OP seriously seriously.


I'm crushed. I had my heart set on your approval.


She's too pretty for you. HTH.


I'm sure.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby TheBigMediocre » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:12 pm

I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to firm life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:14 pm

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby Renzo » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:48 pm

paratactical wrote:
MrKappus wrote:
jmhendri wrote:
MrKappus wrote:FWIW, I don't take you seriously.


FWIW, I don't take the repliers who took OP seriously seriously.


I'm crushed. I had my heart set on your approval.


She's too pretty for you. HTH.

How pretty?

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby Philo38 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:53 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:I'm all for more beautiful women around the workplace. Though, I would ask you to understand that if you wear a low-cut top or short skirt, don't blame us if we sneak a peek :D


Nice job staying true to Bunk.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby joeshmo39 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:54 pm

Hey, mods can you just merge this with any given thread on 4chan? Seems to be the vibe I'm getting.

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby jmhendri » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:55 pm

MrKappus wrote:
jmhendri wrote:
MrKappus wrote:FWIW, I don't take you seriously.


FWIW, I don't take the repliers who took OP seriously seriously.


I'm crushed. I had my heart set on your approval.



... did you not say you, in fact, do NOT take OP seriously?

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:22 pm

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby A'nold » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:31 pm

What about being an exceptionally good looking guy? :wink: Add: 6 ft 4 as well?

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby James Bond » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:32 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Megan Fox is not hot. If you're worse looking than her, you could show up naked and I would ignore you. Or barf.


Amen. She's a dog with fleas

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby jmhendri » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:34 pm

paratactical wrote:
Renzo wrote:How pretty?


Well, I think she's hotter than Megan Fox.


Well at least we didn't set the bar too high. :wink:

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Re: Looks and firm life

Postby paratactical » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:48 pm

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