By PollingLow - United States - Decatur
Today, I ran for editor-in-chief of a magazine. I spent hours working on my speech, and offered a bunch of new ideas to increase readership. My opponent just said that she, "loved the organization". I lost by a 4-1 margin. My opponent later announced her plans for next year. They were all of my ideas. FML
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24 --- what universe are you living in? Usually those kind of people are the ones to lay out of work, steal co-workers ideas, lie about their own abilities, brown nose the boss... then they end up getting a big fat raise/promotion! O_o

  nateb123  |  4

Anyone ever think that the lady that got the job might have actually won for reasons besides being a woman? Great OP, you worked on your speech a lot and came up with some good ideas, that doesn't mean you deserve anything more than a "Good ideas, we'll use them. Also nice speech". Sorry but you're not going to be the one on FML saying "oh yeah, and I have this character flaw/lack of experience that makes me totally not ready for the position" and its perfectly possible.

Even if it is a case of you being better qualified and some BS is going on at your workplace, get a job somewhere better. If you're so confident in your abilites, apply for similar positions at organizations that you don't hate.

  mg32112345  |  0

What I meant by my comment, is that maybe the job wasn't right for you and that you could find a better magazine to edit or maybe you wouldn't have ended up likening it and quit anyway

  bfsd42  |  20

In a real world situation, 5 is right. Pretty women get a lot of benefits from their looks.

A-teen, what is up with your consistently rude and hate-filled comments? Just because you post here often does not give you the right to be abusive and tell people to leave.

  RedPillSucks  |  31

@THE_A_TEEN, While I understand where your comment is coming from, I do think that sometimes
the politics of the situation comes down to this. People usually don't vote based on logic.
Of course, the hotness or lack thereof is speculation, but then, just about every FML has some of that.

  Marcella1016  |  31

I agree with 5 and 30. My first thought was "she probably had big boobs" or something.

I mean, obviously OP could have a "sour grapes" mentality distorting his view on the situation, but we can't ignore the fact that more attractive people often go farther in this society. We see it everywhere from political candidates to office politics. And of course there's the whole "maybe OP is just a jerk no one liked so we won't vote for him no matter what" possibility.

At the end of the day, we'll never know the truth (unless OP actually comes in and offers more details)...but yeah my first thought was that she was hot and most of the people making the decision were men.