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oh the absurdity!

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fluffles Tue 09-Aug-11 09:39:50

i don't normally wear any make up, but i'm sitting here preparing for a job interview for a job i really want and am qualified to do.

and i'm putting on mascara - in the belief that i'm more employable if my naturally blonde eyelashes are darker!

i have been reduced to giggles by the absurdity grin

colditz Tue 09-Aug-11 09:40:44

Noooo the belief itself is not absurd.

The absurd part is that it's true....

flaminglip Tue 09-Aug-11 09:56:35

There's nothing absurd with considering dark eyelashes to be more aesthetically pleasing. Its not a feminist issue.

Far more adults have dark eyelashes than pale ones, perhaps its more to do with looking like you fit in, as opposed to stick out.

TheMonster Tue 09-Aug-11 09:57:32

grin good luck.

HerBeX Tue 09-Aug-11 09:59:31

So why don't men put mascara on for interviews then flaminglip?

Good luck fluffles!

Anniegetyourgun Tue 09-Aug-11 10:01:00

Some men do, it depends what they're interviewing for ^^

LucreziaDomina Tue 09-Aug-11 10:01:31

I suppose it's similar to a man having to shave ,keep his hair off his collar and wear socks, shoes, tie and jacket in the boiling heat?

VampiresReflection Tue 09-Aug-11 10:02:18

Good luck fluffles.

fluffles Tue 09-Aug-11 13:34:44

thanks for the well-wishes, me and my darkened eyelashes did ok i think, we answered all the questions with good examples and carefully thought out and intelligent responses.... and didn't reveal our true ugly paleness wink

SybilBeddows Tue 09-Aug-11 13:37:21

well done, fingers crossed!

TheMonster Tue 09-Aug-11 14:35:35


MsEliot Tue 09-Aug-11 15:37:10

And men have to shave. Why should they have to? And wear a tie? It's outrageous.

LucreziaDomina Tue 09-Aug-11 15:54:48

They don't have to MsEliot. But most men's desire for employment is greater than his desire for long hair and a beard.

fluffles Tue 09-Aug-11 17:26:04

But why can a woman be considered less suitable for employment with a bare face? And why a man less suitable with natural facial hair?

LucreziaDomina Tue 09-Aug-11 17:28:41

Well, it depends what job you are going for. Many jobs will be quite happy to have beardy and barefaced employees, just as they would be happy to have tattooed be -jeaned ones.
Some hobs wouldn't be happy with any of those.

AliceTwirled Sun 14-Aug-11 21:02:16

Did you and your eyelashes get the job Fluffles?

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