Beauty = Higher Paying Job?
We all know life isn’t fair. So accept that before you read on.
How you look equates to how you may be treated at the office.
According to a study by Yale psychologist Marianne LaFrance women with medium-length hair was equated with communicating “intelligence” at the workplace. Hair which was too long and sexy made women look less smart and professional. Ditto for hair which was too short and boyish.
In another study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, researchers found that there’s a “pretty premium” – with beautiful people tending to earn 5% more an hour than “their less comely colleagues.” Plus, another study also showed that the wage differential for obesity seems to be limited to “white women.” Of this group, those considered “obese” in terms of their body mass index (BMI) in both 1981 and 1988 earned 17% less than women within their recommended BMI range!
As if we women didn’t have enough to think about!