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A Register reader has posed as a hottie in order to reveal the positions available on a job-advertisement board for beauties only. Our man told us he employed his professional photo-editing skills to take model-quality snaps (although we're sure he's being modest) and then join beautifulpeople.com, a dating site for sexy folk. …

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Weren't www.beautifulpeople.com previously listed as www.narcissism.com ?

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>"The advert did not say why it was important for a radio presenter to be good looking."

It's perfectly possible that Heart FM had posted the advertisement for the same reason the Reg have had a reporter apply to the site - to get an edge on a story of interest.

Two friends of mine, already couple, applied to www.beautifulpeople.com some years ago for a laugh- she got in quite easily, but it took her boyfriend quite a few attempts - and they then exchanged spoof flirtatious messages before 'getting together'. The website contacted them "Congratulations! Actually, you guys are the first couple to get together on our site, could we discuss using your story to promote our site?" at which point my friends confessed to just messing about.

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Oops!

I wrote 'Heart FM' above when it should have been 'Heat Milton Keynes'. Silly me.

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I have a face for radio, or so people tell me. Perhaps I should contact Natalie B?

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Good looking on Radio

"The advert did not say why it was important for a radio presenter to be good looking."

Because the first thing most listeners do when they hear a sexy voice on the radio is google the name. So one can understand why new recruits need to be considered good looking, since there was a reason some of the longer standing presenters were on radio. (And to be honest, the eye candy was usually rubbish at presenting radio, the not-so eye candy being the much more entertaining presenter).

Paris - example in point - eye candy = rubbish presenter.

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Surely that's what fake photos are for. It's Heat Milton Keynes, who's going to find out?

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Re: Good looking on Radio

Terry Wogan. Dave Lee Travis. Chris Moyes. Chris Evans. Jimmy Savile.

Beautiful people.

The case for the prosecution rests.

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Yes look at that list of MALE names. Now list me a few female presenters who aren't at least passably good looking.

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Shouldn't they have one for cities?

'Concrete bunker with fake cows and soap opera estates seeks sweeping Georgian terraces and ivy-covered ruins for naughty fun and weekends in/out."

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@Corinne: check out BBC Radio 4 - you get the full gamut of shapes, sizes and looks in male and female presenters, journalists, comedians, etc. - IMHO two of the most talented people on R4, Eddie Mair and Jane Garvey, do not conform to the media-imposed norms of physical beauty.

Not that R4 is perfect - they have a significant London-centric middle class Oxbridge bias (again the two people above don't fit all those categories). And you are right that the media in general are far harsher on women over their appearance than men.

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>Now list me a few female presenters who aren't at least passably good looking.

No, I shall not sir. To do so would be ungallant!

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"No, I shall not sir. To do so would be ungallant!"

Was just thinking the same thing.

Although that James Naughtie bird is definitely a bit of a minger

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>Although that James Naughtie bird is definitely a bit of a minger

Yeah, but I like it when he talks dirty - "Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary..."

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The trouble I tend to find with "beautiful" people is they are quite dull. You don't need to be exciting when everyone thinks you're amazing and fantastic to look.

It's about 4-5 months in you realise they don't actually do anything but look pretty.

Therefore they can't be any good for radio. Moyles wasn't pretty, but he was entertaining.

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Now list me a few female presenters who aren't at least passably good looking.

Jo Brand?

Okay, so she has a certain "cuddly" look about her, but she's hardly size 0. From her material, I gather quite proudly so.

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Not to mention that our local radio stations typically have their DJs show up on stage @ various music or sport events that they are involved with.

Fair or not, it's not unreasonable to surmise that the entourage around cute-but-not-always-talented musicians is preferred to be cute as well.

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>The trouble I tend to find with "beautiful" people is they are quite dull.

Asinine comment. There are plenty of beautiful and smart men or women around. Having the one doesn't mean you can't have the other. Nor does being homely automatically mean you're deep.

And no, I am not talking about the not-stunningly-beautiful woman who claimed that she couldn't keep her job because of her looks. She's probably lacking in both.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2330597/Is-Laura-pretty-work--just-pretty-deluded-Move-Samantha-Brick-theres-new-ego-town.html

The problem only happens when their looks get the better of their brains. Or when the people surrounding them assume they are automatically all round awesome just because they're hotties.

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" Because the first thing most listeners do when they hear a sexy voice on the radio is google the name. "

Same thing happens with Air Traffic Control. Unfortunately we do not (usually) get their names so no chance to Google. :(

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« The trouble I tend to find with "beautiful" people is they are quite dull. »

WHO ARE YOU CALLING DULL!?!?!?

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Comediennes are allowed to be cuddly, or even plain looking; it's the big exception. Plus we were talking about presenters whose whole job is to put forwards other people's work or introduce other acts.

Then again, anyone remember all the rude comments addressed at Mary Beard when she did her series about Roman everyday life? Screeds of rude and insulting comments all addressed at her appearance, nothing to do with the content at all.

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You missed out Alan Partridge! Once voted the second sexiest radio presenter in the whole of Norwich.

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"Terry Wogan. Dave Lee Travis. Chris Moyes. Chris Evans. Jimmy Savile.

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The case for the prosecution rests."

Nope, the case for the prosecution is still busy with some of those people.

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important for a radio presenter to be good looking

surely you've heard the phrase "a perfect face for radio"?

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Re: important for a radio presenter to be good looking

Yes. I read it in the article. Didn't you?

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During the meanwhile ...

... my wife just came back in after spelling me walking a horse that we board that tends towards colic. I'll be out again after the foreman's 20 minute shift. She has shit on her paddock boots, horse snot on her shoulder & hay in her hair. She is the most beautiful woman in the world. The whippets & greyhounds agree with me, so we must be right :-)

"Plastic People" --Frank Zappa

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Or 'Beauty Knows No Pain', by FZ ( You Are What You Is)

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WTF....?

"......An advert offering a "magic carpet" of a job selling spinal implants......an enormous amount of business and competition."......" I'm sorry, but I must have missed the massive interest in sticking screws in your spine. It's even more worrying that there is an enourmous amount of competition in the field!

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Matt,

If you were a true hunter*, you wouldn't allow these petty difficulties to affect your mind.

*Good grief! How was someone who thinks they have a sense of humour allowed into HR?

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Would be fun though, being able to say you bend people over and screw them in the back for a living.

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Re: I ain't Spartacus WTF....?

Become a lawyer.

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Actually I have a friend who does this and apart from the fact its sales. It sounds a really interesting job, they have to know and practice performing different types of surgery related to their job, have been in theater seeing things like the da vinci machine being used, and have to know and do a whole host of other quite geeky stuff.

It also pays quite well.

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Duh!

"We asked whether she thought that having a sexy au-pair might be a distraction for her husband, but she didn't reply either."

She must have been looking for a sexy *male* au-pair, you silly!

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Re: Duh!

My dad used to run a business and whenever they needed a temp, he'd always line up 5-10 interviewees, to check out how they looked.

And then hire the ugliest.

Aside from keeping my mother off his back, he reasoned that if the temp had kept good employment, and it wasn't for her looks, she must be ok.

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I needed to hire 2 graduate temps, very specific academic requirements. Wife (also business partner) and I narrowed down to 3 for interview, turned out best CVs were female. Pre-facebook so no idea of looks we laughed when three babes turned up! Chose the blonde and the redhead. Livened up the office that summer.

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Reminds me of George Costanza in Seinfeld. Though the secretary he hired was only plain because of what she wore to her interview. Anyway, George was so overcome with her efficiency that he just had to have a liaison with her.

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You don't know what it's like......

......for me and the other ultra-beautiful people out there.

I have lost count of the number of times I have been rejected for jobs I was well qualified for just because I am simply too damn pretty*.

*and a massive liar.

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Re: You don't know what it's like......

At a place that I used to work, there was a very attractive blond girl in accounts. They used to hot desk, so whenever a PC went wrong, they just moved her to that desk, and she called IT. Funny how it usually took 3 hours to get someone to fix a broken desktop. But she had someone climbing under her desk within 10 minutes, every time...

So, in a large company, every department needs at least one hottie.

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And on the other hand the guys in IT were thinking. "This is the fifth time we've had to fix a PC she's used this month, what the hell is that daft blond doing?"

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Re: You don't know what it's like......

Somehow I can't see the IT chaps complaining about the "dumb blonde"...

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While doing a rollout of new computers to a call centre in Plymouth, I would only replace machines\scrabble under one desk cluster when a certain lady (I'll call her "Paris" for the sake of it) was issuing train timetable info to callers, as she had a habit of sitting with her heel tucked up under her crotch & bouncing\rubbing slightly on it as she talked.

Couple of other perks about that job was, they kept me on in error for weeks afterwards supporting\troubleshooting the build (mouse driver issue) & the limitless amounts of tea I was drinking supplied by the tea ladies.

Happy times!

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her heel tucked up under her crotch & bouncing\rubbing slightly on it......

Pics ?

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Eadon?

This Reg reader... was it Eadon?

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If it was, I hope he didn't visit my profile.

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As if!

He (she?) would have sent in a shopped Tux as picture.

INSTANT REJECTION FAIL!

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Surely...

You've heard about the man hiring a new PA, requirement = speaks 3 languages and can do 100 words per minute. He ends up with a shortlist of 3 - a brunette who speaks 3 languages but can only manage 80 words per minute, a redhead who speaks 2 languages but can do 90 words per minute, and a blonde who only speaks one language but can do 100 words per minute. Who gets the job?

The one with the biggest boobs of course.

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Sadly that's exactly what happens. All other things being equal, a more attractive person will get a job over a less attractive one (both male & female). The problems come when the attractiveness or otherwise becomes one of the selection factors other than the very last "tie breaker"...

Me bitter at losing jobs or promotions to younger, more attractive, less qualified & much less experienced people? You bet I am!

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"...younger, more attractive, less qualified & much less experienced..."

You missed 'cheaper'. Maybe I'm just thinking of where I work.

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Nope no cheaper, one set contract rate

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Re: Surely... Corinne

"Me bitter at losing jobs or promotions to younger, more attractive, less qualified & much less experienced people? You bet I am!"

Sounds like you were better off not working there. If attractiveness comes into it you can guarantee some more important priorities are equally fucked up.

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The law m'lud

Just a thought, but isn't using looks (or gender even) to select candidates for a job* illegal?

* I know there are some where gender is allowed, but I don't think there are any where looks are?

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