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  1. Profile photo of mmstrmpt
    mmstrmpt Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2005 at 12:24 am
    Link: Which Girl Would You Hire? - Interesting article about first impressions and prejudices
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    Bucher Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 2:31 am
    nice, i dont prejudice much because im exposed to many different cultures and backgrounds, my sisters a "Goth" not that id hire her but id hire her gothic boyfriend any day. I guess companys and ignorant people woundlt review there choices.
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    diemorondie Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 4:11 am
    Yay for poseurs.
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    j2moneyj2d2 Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 5:01 am
    Haha.

    Go figure that it`s at the closest A & F to me.

    I had to party with those people. PARTY.

    You don`t even know how long I wanted to shoot myself for.

    Not literally...

    Story is, we accidently got invited to an A&F/Hollister work party, with, surprise, the people at the Pleasanton store, as well as a couple other stores from the bay.

    Anyways- my friend is the one that got invited, and she`s you know...one of "them" lol.

    I`m more of a..not goth, but I don`t dress to impress, if you catch my drift.

    Anyways- we were so f*cking outcasted at that party, it was ridiculous. It wasn`t too bad though, they were really really really lame people. Very square.

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    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 6:28 am
    if you didn`t know people judge you by how you look then you need togo back and have mommy dress you
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    Doxa Male 30-39
    150 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 10:02 am
    This is news? I have just one suit in my closet, which I wore to my job interview. Since then, it`s nothing but casual slacks or jeans and a t-shirt. They might want to redo their "research project" without such extremes.
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    seether9014 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2005 at 10:08 am
    Yes, people do judge you by the way you dress......... I`m a so called "goth"........a label given to me by all the kids at my school.
    But companys around here would be more likely to hire a goth than a A&F person.
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    happydude64 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 11:21 am
    I would hire both of them.
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    happydude64 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2005 at 11:25 am
    Both of thosegirls were extremely HOT!!!!!!!!!!
    ;-)
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    ghoCt Male 13-17
    189 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 11:31 am
    yeah i would have hired both of them
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    waify Female 18-29
    90 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 11:36 am
    I don`t understand what is so shocking about these girls` experiences. They were applying for jobs at clothing retailers; obviously their style of dress was going to have an impact. Clothing stores want their employees to project the image of their company; it encourages customers to seek out articles similar to what the employees are wearing. In reality, I don`t think many "goths" would be interested in employment at A&F to begin with.
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    _Wondergirl_ Female 30-39
    810 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 12:04 pm
    ^^agreed.
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2005 at 12:05 pm
    If I`m going to hire a secratary, you can bet she will be pleasing to the eye. I dont want clients coming in and seeing something hideous.I dont think good looking people are better than not so attractive people. I just want clients to enjoy their experience. If that makes me prejudice in todays world then so be it.
    Just because you dont have the right look for a specific job doesnt mean you are being prejudiced against, it means find another place to work.
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    springh20 Female 18-29
    17 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 12:19 pm
    I don`t think it`s such a big deal. I wouldn`t get offended if Lane Bryant didn`t hire me because I`m not big enough. And how many guys are gonna be offended if they don`t get a job at Hooter`s (except for the idiots that filed the lawsuit)?
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    svetaohio Female 18-29
    61 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 12:22 pm
    I should think goths and A+F girls can both find mall work--those girls both looked fine and if they were nice and were willing to dress in the company style I`d hire them. Like springh said, the harder part would be for "big" girls. You can`t wear the store clothes then, and there`s only so many Lane Bryants :-P
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    Merlock Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2005 at 12:34 pm
    Hahah. Amusing people. My current employer has done a fairly good job of hiring people based on skills instead of appearances. We don`t have a very restrictive dress code, yet a lot of the people still complain. You can basically wear anything you want as long as it`s not particularly lewd, and then you have to wear an apron. The apron is common sense, anyways, since we work with coffee, and it would screw up your clothes otherwise.

    Regardless, though, *everyone* looks better in darker cloathing.

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    PinkDiamond Female 13-17
    63 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 2:01 pm
    If you didn`t know people judge you by your looks already then I just feel sorry for you lol

    It`s sad...yet true

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    kathaclysm Female 18-29
    326 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 2:07 pm
    Well, one would make a right assumption that if a person was wearing the clothing line of the store they were applying to work at, they might be more qualified for the job.

    You`re an idiot if you don`t dress to impress, if you don`t look like you know who you`re applying to work for.

    The better test would have been to send in one chick with just no makeup, her hair kinda messy, and in gap clothing.

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    x_omni_x Female 13-17
    241 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 2:18 pm
    Hey, that took place in Pleasanton, CA. I used to live there. Man, I hated California...

    Anyway, that whole article was stupid, and it`s from a Bay Area news site which makes sense. Obviously a store like Abercrombie and Fitch isn`t going to hire someone who doesn`t dress in the Abercrombie and Fitch style. And duh, people are going to treat you differently and be a little afraid of you if you look like that! It`s life.

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    Mincher Male 18-29
    12 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 2:32 pm
    This is a totally retarded article. Of course the company aren`t going to hire a "goth". Dress like that in your spare time if you like but at work your supposed to dress smartly in order to put the customer at ease. If you cant manage a tie knot, get a job at mcdonalds.
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    jennam Female 18-29
    48 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 3:46 pm
    seriously - people are insanely retarded. what is up with that comment at the end of the article by one of the girls... (parphrase) `reason why goths dress like that is to get a reaction.` WTF! ...yeah, baby... that is why i do it. i think about what will please other people when i am picking out what to wear. ...seriously, that girl is a dumbass!
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    Ichigotchi Female 13-17
    48 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 3:51 pm
    "The better test would have been to send in one chick with just no makeup, her hair kinda messy, and in gap clothing."

    Agreed. Although it was kind of interesting to see the differences in the way both girls were -treated- when applying for the jobs, it`s obvious that a place like Abercrombie and Fitch would rather hire someone who appeared genuinely interested in what they sell than someone who scares children (or, at least, their mothers).
    Ah well. The chicks at my school who wear Abercrombie clothes make me want to throw up... I wouldn`t work there.

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    Alleykitty47 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 5:29 pm
    good idea to try, but they should have tried to different restraunts, formal & informal, and see how that worked
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    Alleykitty47 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 5:29 pm
    *two
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    lukast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 6:27 pm
    obvious and completly pointless. If you show up to a job interview dressed like a clown (no matter what skills you posess) you wont get the job.
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    johnnyjim Female 30-39
    65 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 6:33 pm
    This "study" was a no-brainer, for all the reasons posted above. What a waste of time. If they really want to see something interesting, they should test out "hot" people vs. "ugly" people, not just they clothes they wear.
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    johnnyjim Female 30-39
    65 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 6:34 pm
    p.s. I`m a "hot" people.
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    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 8:05 pm
    Heh, not surprised.
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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 9:22 pm
    I think it`s really funny when people post and don`t realize you can delete it if you made a mistake, like Alleykitty47 on page 1.
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    freddyk11 Male 13-17
    400 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 9:32 pm
    Those girls were hot!
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    manboy Male 40-49
    3 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 10:11 pm
    What a criminal shame that Abercrombie & Fitch had to pay millions to settle such lawsuits. It`s their store and they can assign any dress code they please. Enter the lawyers to exploit today`s PC tyranny.
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    swiftd Male 13-17
    127 posts
    June 14, 2005 at 10:32 pm
    Interesting.. I would hire a resourceful woman :)
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    springh20 Female 18-29
    17 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 12:49 am
    i think they deserve the lawsuit anyway, not necessarily because of these types of incidents but because they have a lot of discrimination issues that go beyond the dress code.
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    dani_chick Female 18-29
    290 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 8:47 am
    First of all, the store manager is the one who is responsible, A&F isn`t discriminatory, the person who runs the store is, A&F just have to deal with the lawsuits. Number 2: A goth could get hired just as easily as missy preppy, she would just have to ditch the high school look and walk in dressed professional and ready to work. It doesn`t matter where you choose to apply, whether in retail or fast food, if you look like a slob/imature/out of a music video you will not be hired. If you Goth and you want to find a job, take of the make up, where jeans and a T shirt and go. You only have to do it twice, to meet the manager and in your interview and then it`s fine. It`s not because your a goth, no one cares. 3: A&F may be discriminatory and trying to portray a WASP look, but what about the hip-hop clothing store down the street? If I walked in with my flip flops, jeans that go up to my hips, Nirvana shirt and my hair with braids and beads (hippie style) would I get hired? Nope
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    springh20 Female 18-29
    17 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 4:12 pm
    I think A&F is discriminatory,not just this individual store`s manager. I had a friend who used to work there and now he has a lawsuit against them. Like I said, it goes way beyond not hiring people just because they don`t have a certain look.
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    Nezaru Male 18-29
    98 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 9:05 pm
    First of all, it doesn`t take me by surprise.
    Second, that chick looked hot as a goth.
    I don`t know. Preps just don`t look good to me...
    Maybe that`s why they hire them. They pick who looks best to them.
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    Athorn Female 18-29
    263 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 10:18 pm
    hmm very true...and i`m at the age where i have to get a job. meh. i wouldn`t get one at a&f or hot topic, LOL. i`m too fat for a&f and i`m not punk enough for hot topic.
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    charisma Female 18-29
    172 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 10:33 pm
    dani_chick said it!
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    MidoriBug Female 18-29
    1607 posts
    June 15, 2005 at 11:01 pm
    How many times are people going to do the same "research" on this subject. I have heard this kind of news story many many times before.
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    chicnadiva18 Female 13-17
    29 posts
    June 16, 2005 at 1:39 am
    This article was interesting. Even though its obvious people judge by looks. Whats interesting to think about is people will judge you for less blunt, and harsher reasons. Such as race, size, or income. Those reasons are more severe to not hire someone and happen all the time. Nobody can help being hispanic, or black, overwheight, or poor. It`s unevitable. Where as if you are goth or preppy its possible just to change outfits the day you apply for a job.
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    WheelofTime Female 18-29
    127 posts
    June 16, 2005 at 9:56 am
    This crap used to happen to me all the time... this is nothing new...
  42. Profile photo of Tanny
    Tanny Female 13-17
    93 posts
    June 19, 2005 at 2:26 pm
    Itz Sad to be Judged by your looks, but itz totally true... but really, would it matter what the person was wearing, i mean.. who cares, as long as theyre hot ;)
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    Widowspeak3 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    June 21, 2005 at 1:20 am
    stupid experiment
  44. Profile photo of scarlett84
    scarlett84 Female 18-29
    14 posts
    June 21, 2005 at 1:48 am
    On 6/15/2005 8:47:14 AM dani_chick wrote: 3: A&F may be discriminatory and trying to portray a WASP look, but what about the hip-hop clothing store down the street? If I walked in with my flip flops, jeans that go up to my hips, Nirvana shirt and my hair with braids and beads (hippie style) would I get hired? Nope

    Totally agree with that...dressing to match the environment makes sense. if you dont like it then go someplace else.

    Also its a stupid example. Goths wouldnt want to work in a store like that in the first place.

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    guapodude Male 13-17
    329 posts
    August 19, 2005 at 12:22 pm
    amen
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2005 at 3:09 pm
    3 for effort.

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