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  \  |  28

Beauty and brains don't often come in the same package these days, though.

  plum_lovin  |  28

Although I do understand that this is an FML, Op can get another job interview with a new interviewer, if not a different company. Anyway, at least Op got a fantastic compliment. She is apparently both pretty and smart. No harm in that.

  Kn0wledge123  |  21

OP was probably interviewed by a family member that raised the girl who said I'm too cute to be Haitian. Best of luck, though. Jobs in Florida are hard to get especially living down south.

By  honeymoonroyale  |  20

I've gotten something like this before too. Classmates were shocked when I got an A on a test...

  Kalipczo  |  21

But you're not that pretty... Kinda average looking in my opinion. From your profile pic I dont understand why someone would be shocked that you're smart.

  Cazz91  |  21

I agree that #25's comment was rude but she did say it was her opinion that she found #2 average. Not everyone views beauty the same way. Hell, I have been told everything from being ugly to beautiful by other people. What they think of my looks is their opinion and I don't care because I am confident in myself for believing I am beautiful no matter what someone else thinks. That's how everyone should think for themselves but sometimes poisoned words get the best of us to believe other wise about ourselves. #2 despite what #25 thinks of you, keep your confidence up. That alone to have is a beautiful thing in my opinion. :)

  Sfaizi24  |  17

Freaking Americans. While they could file a lawsuit, there is really no reason to waste all that time and money. She wasn't wrongfully fired. Or harassed. She should just go to HR.

  queerdragon  |  20

If she can win then she will get a lot of money and not have to worry about getting a job. However, she would have to prove they said that and that is the hard part.

  ravenevercross  |  19

Depends where you live. In my state you can hire or fire anyone for any reason. My boss can fire me because he felt like it and there is nothing I can do. My state sucks...

By  Enslaved  |  36

Wasn't there a few studies that claimed the more attractive students usually had more one on one attention from their teachers? If so, why would it seem so odd that many would have a combination of intelligences and good looks?

  DjeePee  |  24

I've also learned about some psychologic studies that showed that teachers (and people in general) automatically linked beauty with a lot of other positive character traits (smart, nice, friendly...), while ugly people were linked with negative character traits (stupid, lazy, mean...). Without realizing it, the teachers began a self-fulfilling prophecy. They treated the beautiful pupils like they were smart, and they actually got smarter. They treated the ugly pupils like they were stupid, and they actually got stupider.

  Enslaved  |  36

"Boys go to Jupiter
to get more Stupider"
(Sorry that word triggered that poem. Lol)

***Same with beauty being associated with being good and ugly represents evil. Ex: Disney's villain characters.

  cristy91  |  33

But there is a stigma with certain looking beautiful people. I will reference Legally Blonde here as well as the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School". I know these sent actual people, but mainstream media reflects societal opinion. On top of it all, let's not forget the Damsel in Distress, which is a totally helpless yet beautiful woman stuck needing some smart and strong man to help her out. Just my opinion on the matter :) they still should have verified OP's resume though, before dismissing her for being too beautiful

  queerdragon  |  20

I have seen this happen a lot. One of my friends K is stunning. She is a natural blonde, and people would talk to her like she was just a pretty face with no brain behind it. She was turned down from a lot of jobs that she was qualified for. She dyed her hair brown and said she saw a huge difference, people treated her with more respect and she got hired on the first interview after the change.

So, I think how the attractive people present themselves has a huge influence on how they are treated.

  threer  |  30

That's sick, #83.