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Ugly people have been banned from a new jobs site which only offers positions to applicants who are easy on the eye. The owners of a notorious dating website called Beautiful People have launched a new recruitment service allowing employers to hire good-looking lackeys. Only those deemed pretty enough to join the dating site …

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At least with this site...

We know where they are and can avoid them.... I have seen people be dumped from long term relationships because they 'let themselves go' by putting on 10lbs

Was trying for aomething philosophical about shallowness but its too early in the am for dealling with these windowlickers...

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Re: At least with this site...

Could this discriminate against fatties? And who is to say what is easy on the eye?

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There maybe a lot of unqualified bimbos, men and women to choose from, buy isn't employing an airhead better than someone who can do the job better.

The job site is really limiting the selection of good candidates.

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"And who is to say what is easy on the eye?"

Eh, pretty much everybody agrees on what's easy on the eye.

If you don't think that's the case, I'm guessing you should probably be a little more honest with yourself about your own appearance.

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Re: At least with this site...

Plus it would be fairly hypocritical anyway. It has always struck me as something of a contradiction at the heart of our expressed social values we always talk about how beauty is only skin deep and how important it is to value people for their minds and not their bodies etc. etc.. But then when you look around at any given couple, if you were to put each them on a looks scale of 1-10, each half of the couple would get nearly always get the same score or would be just 1 point apart. You rarely get a 1 with a 10 or even a 7 with a 10 (and if you do the 7 was more often as not a 10 when the couple first got together). Of course it is often remarked on that this "rule" is slightly asymmetrical such that you will more frequently find less good looking men with better looking women than the other way round, though then there are sub rules. The man will tend to be a) charismatic, b) rich or c) a really good laugh) and still these tend to be outliers and the difference is rarely more than 2-3 "points" (and as an interesting aside, scientists have found there is remarkably consistent agreement between people in terms of the scale of 1-10 "looks score" ascribed to any given individual)

So my point is simply that there is a huge contradiction in the values we publicly subscribe to (where we all nod sagely and declare looks aren't as important as brain and how important it is to be authentic) when the evidence is a clear as clear can be that that is not, as a rule, how we behave.

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Wise words, sad but true.

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Re: At least with this site...

Yes. And better to accept this and understand that this is the way things are than to try to deny it.

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Ugly minds make ugly people.

Skin-deep shallow instant gratitude -- wankers!

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The safety of conformity, or just don't even realise?

"pretty much everybody agrees on what's easy on the eye."

Tell me, are you aware that you simply copy the opinions of the people around you who metaphorically shout the loudest, or is it totally unconscious?

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Re: At least with this site...

You're missing part of the equation here. Looks are an ice-breaker: we approach people initially because we like the way they look and/or because we're being realistic about the chances of their liking the way we look. But that's not enough by itself for a long-term relationship. So, yes, people in long-term relationships tend to be roughly as good-looking as each other because of that first hurdle of initial physical attraction. But that doesn't mean that that's why they're together: you're ignoring all the dozens of people who got past that first hurdle cause they looked right for each other but haven't ended up together long-term because they couldn't stand each other's conversation. People aren't being hypocritical when they say that looks aren't what matter; they've learnt it from experience, having approached dozens of people based on looks alone and only found one or two of them they really liked.

There is also a major exception to your rule, where hordes of absolutely stunning women get together with hideously bog-ugly men. That exception is Glasgow. God, I love Glasgow.

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"There is also a major exception to your rule, where hordes of absolutely stunning women get together with hideously bog-ugly men. That exception is Glasgow. God, I love Glasgow."

Right, you've sold Glasgow to me - I'm moving!

Paris, just because.

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Re: At least with this site...

But be honest - would you actually want to work for any company who used a site like this for recruitment?

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"You rarely get a 1 with a 10"

1 + £lots = 10...

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I think Chris Rock put it well, "If you're ugly, you better pick up a book. Boy, you better pick up two books, and a computer while you're at it!"

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@Squander Two

"There is also a major exception to your rule, where hordes of absolutely stunning women get together with hideously bog-ugly men. That exception is Glasgow. God, I love Glasgow."

That's because if they don't want to leave Glasgow, they have absolutely no choice, whatsoever.

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> God, I love Glasgow.

Respect, Sir. :-)

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Fine, how much weight gain is acceptable before you really don't want to have sex with them? Unless you're so pissed that you haven't got a hope in hell of doing the business? (Bloke speaking AC here, obviously).

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My wife and I tested this scientifically by putting ourselves on hotornot. 7.6 and 8.3. I was the 8.3 and she's never lived it down ;-)

Paris, because she's not shallow or anything.

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@Gio Ciampa

As Mick Hucknall once said, "I use to be butt ugly, but then I became rich and famous and now I'm really good looking."

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Re: The safety of conformity, or just don't even realise?

" "pretty much everybody agrees on what's easy on the eye."

Tell me, are you aware that you simply copy the opinions of the people around you who metaphorically shout the loudest, or is it totally unconscious?"

Are you aware that blank slate psychology went out of favor with Freud? How old are you?

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Re: The safety of conformity, or just don't even realise?

"Tell me, are you aware that you simply copy the opinions of the people around you who metaphorically shout the loudest, or is it totally unconscious?"

Okay, sure. Nobody agrees on who's attractive. It's completely random. That's why the highest-rated people on the hotness-rating web sites are middle aged, somewhat overweight, and have bad skin.

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WTF?

The Arianistic approach.

They can call it what they want but I don't see the difference between this and a form of Arianism, selective breeding for selective tasks.

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell even Kim bloody Dotcom etc were/are anything but good looking, they all managed to do quite well.

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Re: The Arianistic approach.

uh, how does a first century JW come into this ? Or do you mean something related to the concept of an Aryan race which some European religious types like, while concurrently despising humans from places like Afghanistan, some of whom had certificates of Aryan purity post WW2. Never understood the craziness of being considered superior for having a broken melanin production gene.

As for beauty, all in eye of beholder. Good looking yanks do seem to do better, but the down side is having to work with types like themselves. A fitting punishment. And yes, I am old, fat, well over 50 and do not give a damn. Always found the most interesting people are usually not immediately pleasing to the eye.

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Re: The Arianistic approach.

Or perhaps he's thinking of Arianna Huffington?

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Poll

Do you think that Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, looks a little retarded?

http://danishanwardotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/greghodgeofb.jpg

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I wouldn't go as far as saying retarded, but with that massive chin, huge forehead, wonky teeth, funny shaped ears and an eye that looks like its had its very own stroke, I certainly think its a bit rich of him to be running a site called BeautifulPeople.com!

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I'd say he looks like a dumb football jock who is past his best and struggling to make his way in the world.

(Note: In this case, it really is ok to judge a person on their physical appearance.)

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Dunno about retarded, but the 1970's called and asked for their shirt and medallion back.

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Looks like a common tanned douchebag for me. A by-product of the Jersey Shore show.

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No, but he sure looks like he is up his own árse.

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"I wouldn't go as far as saying retarded, but with that massive chin, huge forehead, wonky teeth, funny shaped ears and an eye that looks like its had its very own stroke, I certainly think its a bit rich of him to be running a site called BeautifulPeople.com!"

Why? Is he trying to get a job?

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Umm... yes. Yes I do.

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2007/05/03/523859/croppedGreg.jpg

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"Why? Is he trying to get a job?"

No, but it would be a bit like me running a website called Huge Dick Dating... I'm not extraordinary tall nor called Richard.

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Wow.... you just know that, behind those clenched lips, his upper and lower teeth are about an inch apart as he desperately tries to minimize how fat his cheeks are.

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No richer than Hitler running the Nazis...

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Well... if Hitler did it, it must be alright.

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Quote Greg:

"I am beautiful, my wife is beautiful and my baby daughter is beautiful. I make no apologies for it. "

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-hodge/beautifulpeople-gay-marriage_b_1724382.html

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Excellent

The issue is not of the applicant being "good looking" or not. The issue is the applicant being so narcissistic that he (or she) has decided to leverage Beautiful People membership in a work context. I find it difficult to believe that such a person is likely to put work first, his/her narcissism second after they have been employed.

I think we should thank the owner of the site for providing a valuable public service (as long as it allows ugly employers to access it).

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" The issue is the applicant being so narcissistic that he (or she) has decided to leverage Beautiful People membership in a work context. I find it difficult to believe that such a person is likely to put work first, his/her narcissism second after they have been employed."

And something, somewhere will cost them a lot of money for joining a vanity club.

There's a turd in the shallow end of the gene pool.

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My first thought was also using the service as a knock-out list. I was considering avenues more questionable than signing up to get the info.

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FAIL

Not that anybody would ever fake a profile picture to get on the site, of course.

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Primary usage

Me thinks this service will be used mainly by bosses looking for a squeezable assistant.

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You wish ..

" Get in touch and let us know what companies are advertising on there. ®"

I would, but the terms of service prevent me from disclosing this highly desirable information to trogs like you lot.

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@Whoever downvoted this post.

Please reload your joke detector and the try reading it again.

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Please reload your joke detector and the try reading it again.

Maybe we need a site for job hunters with a sense of humour. Managers and accountants need not apply ;)

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most husbands are bang on for a tall slim nanny too.

Personally I prefer buying stuff from ugly people, it makes me feel better and they tend not to be such giant twats (often they're miserable though, or evil, or cunning, or know their product, etc, and I can relate to that, not exactly being a handsome person myself.)

Like if I buy a suit, I want to buy it from a weird old guy who looks like he's come out of a horror film or some such. Haircuts should be dodgy old men who motion at random pictures from the 60s on the wall. etc etc

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"are bang on for a tall slim nanny too."

I personally prefer shorter birds.

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I personally prefer shorter birds.

Budgie or canary?

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Blue tit.

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Can anyone find a link for the Punch Cartoon, with the employment agency offering the choice of the good looking nanny --- or the one you might prefer who has had the pox...

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