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Bizarre HR: Woman “too attractive” to work

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A London woman has refrained from working for two years because her good looks have caused her “massive problems” in every office she’s been in.

Laura Fernee said she left her last job in a medical research lab in 2011 because she was left with no choice but to quit when co-workers made comments about her physical appearance.

“The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment. It’s not my fault…I can’t help the way I look,” she told The Daily Mail.

Fernee said she was “constantly asked out” by male colleagues and also claims women in the office were “jealous of my looks”.

“Male colleagues were only interested in me for how I looked. I wanted them to recognise my achievements and my professionalism but all they saw was my face and body.”

Fernee said the “psychological impact” was too much. The 33-year-old now doesn’t work and gets by thanks to her parents, who cover all her expenses for an apartment, clothes and food.

“I know people will judge me for choosing not to work but they are underestimating just what a curse good looks can be in the workplace.”


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