Woman claims she’s “too good looking” to land a job, blames workplace environment
A law-school graduate from London has recently decided to start her own retail company after deeming herself “too good looking” to find a job. 33-year-old Irina Kova claims her dashing features have cost her a career in her field, as men find her “too distracting” and women inherently “don’t trust her.”
According to Russian-born law grad:
“Even during the hiring process, being beautiful gets in the way. I have a law degree and a great CV but my recruitment agent still told me to dye my blonde hair dark for interviews. She said, ‘You’ll never get a job looking like that’. She was right, too. After I colored my hair I got offered more work. I even started wearing clear glasses – although my sight is perfect – to look more professional.”
She also explains that even if she manages to make it through the hiring process, her attractiveness still negatively affects her in any office setting.
“I rarely wear much make-up either – with my features I don’t need to. When you have big lips and eyes you attract a lot of attention anyway. I’ve been made to feel terrible in offices. One boss told me I should stop standing out so much and learn to be more humble with my looks. I wasn’t even wearing high heels. He was basically implying I was too glamorous to fit in, so I ended up leaving.”
The young entrepreneur is convinced male bosses would much rather surround themselves with less-attractive women.
“Married guys don’t want their wives visiting the office and seeing a hot, single girl sitting right next to them. So now I’ve started my own website selling vintage clothing.”
What do you think? Would you be able to concentrate on your work with Irina around? Or would she be “too distracting?”