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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:32 AM
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Ways Your Appearance Affects Your Paycheck
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How successful you become is mostly up to you. Success also depends on how you're perceived by others. Numerous studies have shown looks can impact career advancement.

Some say physical appearance matters even more to employers than a cover letter.

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Men who are at least 6' tall make an average salary of $5,525 more than their shorter, 5'5 counterparts, says Harvard University. Another study polled half of all the Fortune 500 companies about the height of their CEOs. On average, male CEOs were three inches taller than the average man at just under 6'.

If you're a skinny woman New York University sociologist Dalton Conley conducted a study and discovered that a woman's weight negatively impacts her household income and "job prestige." In fact, a 1% increase in body mass results in a 0.6 percentage point decrease in family income.


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  -Ways Your Appearance Affects Your Paycheck The Straight Story  Feb-24-11 06:32 AM   #0 
  - how well you kiss ass also affects it.  hobbit709   Feb-24-11 06:34 AM   #1 
  - +1  ingac70   Feb-24-11 06:43 AM   #3 
  - In corporate parlance it's referred to as "playing the game"  Orrex   Feb-24-11 06:49 AM   #4 
  - One thing doesn't cancel out the other. n/t  whathehell   Feb-24-11 06:55 AM   #6 
  - Being a 3-footer would seem to be prime, then.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-24-11 08:56 AM   #18 
  - My husband is a union man and makes the same rate  eilen   Feb-24-11 06:41 AM   #2 
  - Sounds like his union may be holding him back from advancing further/faster.  cbdo2007   Feb-24-11 08:39 AM   #12 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-24-11 08:42 AM   #14 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-24-11 08:45 AM   #17 
     - He would fight for the right to collectively bargain until  eilen   Feb-25-11 12:28 PM   #32 
  - I have always wondered  timo   Feb-24-11 06:52 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-24-11 06:56 AM   #7 
  - I know one who has done pretty well, he owns his own tatoo shop, hires people who look  The Straight Story   Feb-24-11 06:56 AM   #8 
  - hmm okay  timo   Feb-24-11 08:13 AM   #10 
  - Yes, that's common.  WinkyDink   Feb-24-11 08:44 AM   #16 
  - And that's the ideal look for running a tattoo or piercing shop  Recursion   Feb-24-11 09:24 AM   #21 
  - I know plenty of people like that....  vi5   Feb-24-11 07:00 AM   #9 
     - I will say that people who encounter others in public generally cover theirs  w8liftinglady   Feb-24-11 08:25 AM   #11 
        - It also depends on timing I'm sure...  vi5   Feb-24-11 08:43 AM   #15 
  - "How successful you become is mostly up to you." Incl. height? IQ? Family $$? Beauty?  WinkyDink   Feb-24-11 08:41 AM   #13 
  - I have literally seen this in action. Years ago. Back when I was a petite young thing, and a  jillan   Feb-24-11 09:02 AM   #19 
  - Another reason to have unions.  felix_numinous   Feb-24-11 09:14 AM   #20 
  - Sad but true  lapislzi   Feb-24-11 10:11 AM   #22 
  - Height and intelligence correlate significantly  WatsonT   Feb-24-11 10:26 AM   #23 
  - I never heard that before. "Height and intelligence correlate significantly."  raccoon   Feb-24-11 10:47 AM   #25 
     - Sure  WatsonT   Feb-24-11 12:43 PM   #26 
  - Well I'm screwed.  Lucian   Feb-24-11 10:29 AM   #24 
  - I'm screwed too :(  arthritisR_US   Feb-24-11 04:59 PM   #28 
  - PT Barnum grossly underestimated ...  GeorgeGist   Feb-24-11 04:25 PM   #27 
  - What about the people Offshore who stole our jobs...what do they look like ???  RagAss   Feb-24-11 05:03 PM   #29 
  - +1  Tuesday Afternoon   Feb-24-11 05:50 PM   #31 
  - We don't have a dress code, and I've always worn jeans....  blueamy66   Feb-24-11 05:47 PM   #30 
 

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