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Can you be too good looking to work at Citibank?
According to Debrahlee Lorenzana, you can. In a lawsuit filed after she was fired, the five foot six inch tall, 125 pound New York stunner said her bosses told her that she was fired because she was too hot, reported the Village Voice.
"They said their body shapes were different from mine, and I drew too much attention," the bank teller told the Village Voice.
When she started the job, she says, a colleague told her that the branch was "pretty much known for hiring pretty girls," and that she knew Lorenzana was going to be hired from the moment she came in for her interview. "So here I am," Lorenzana recalls, "thinking I got hired because of my capabilities, and now you're telling me it's because of my physical appearance? Oh, great."
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
There's probably more to this story than simply her "hotness". However, I've seen many times how a pulchritudinous woman in the office will distract certain men from their normal duties.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Wow I had to look that big word up, it seems as though it's another word for "hot" but harder to pronounce
So what's the answer to keeping the men from getting distracted and keeping office productivity up? Certainly not firing the woman? Though I'd like to hear Citibank's side of the story.
Someone else brought up the other women becoming jealous and this is another excellent point. I have a bit of that in my office at the moment. Very likely, the perfect storm of both of these conditions could have lead to terminating the subject at the center of it all.
Originally posted by yoesse
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Every job has qualifications. This simply is a new one to have to deal with. Why is this an issue? She should just say "thank you" and move on to a job better suited to her qualifications.