Going For The Look, But Risking Discrimination In the New York Times informative article, “Going for the look, but risking discrimination” (July 13 2007), labor reporter Steven Greenhouse discusses how up-scale companies who hire based on image risk being accused of discrimination. He explains that the practice of hiring based on looks alone is not new; however, it is sociologically designed to attract customers. Do these stereotypical billboards actually work? Of course they do.
beauty. However since certain businesses are only hiring people with look to give out the image, it’s been questioned whether businesses are discriminating. In the article “Going for the look, but risking discrimination.” by Steven Greenhouse it states that “hiring attractive people by their looks is not illegal, but discriminating on the basis of age, sex, and ethnicity is.” Companies cannot help it that only certain people with the looks fit their marketing image and their hiring strategies isn’t discriminating
Henry Merida Period 3, English Looks over Experience In the article “Going for the Look, but Risking Discrimination” by Steven Greenhouse, the article starts off with the story of Elizabeth Nill. Elizabeth is a sophomore at Northwestern University, and often shops at Abercrombie & Fitch. She said that in at least in 3 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, managers have approached her and offered her a job. “Every time this happens, my little sister says, “not again,” said Elizabeth when she recalls how
Jevonne Fisher January 17, 2012 Period: 1st Discrimination “Discrimination,” you all heard this word before. For those who haven’t heard it, look around and observe your everyday surroundings. Discrimination is still among us, in our schools and outside our schools. More specifically in the fashion industry, you may not notice it the first time but its there. In the article “Going For The Look But Risking Discrimination” by Seven Greenhouse, Marshal Cohen a senior industry analyst with NPD
Period 04 11/02/12 Employment Discrimination Today the United States’ economy is not in a good shape. Number of job available decreased but the demand for it doubled. Hiring people is not that easy anymore. They pulled up the standards and actually made their own requirements. 5 foot 6, thin, blond hair, blue eyes and looks like a 110 pounds model. And no, they won’t be those models in the magazines, they would be the one they call “walking billboards” selling and wearing their brand clothes.
The Look Cohen argues that going for the look is necessary when hiring so the store will get more customers to come in; however, would hiring for the look really sell something? If the people that worked there had a horrible attitude or were not able to do the job, wouldn’t you just leave? When Cohen states “A guy just wants to go hangout in a store where he can see good-looking gals” (Greenhouse 46) , he makes guys sound shallow and girls seem like they are only for looks. I disagree with cohen
In the Steve Greenhouse’s article, “Going for the Look, but Risking Discrimination”, he states “Hiring attractive people is not necessarily illegal, but discriminating on the basis of age, sex, and ethnicity is.” Big name brand companies have found a successful way to gain more customers, by hiring young and attractive college kids. Retailers find outside beauty more valuable than what is on the inside. Marshall Cohen says “A guy wants to go hang out in a store where he can see good-looking gals”
The Case of Discrimination If you seen two people that needed help with their homework, one person that was attractive and the other was less attractive who would you help with homework first? You are probably thinking you would help the more attractive person right? There are a lot of people that probably would. People with a better looking face and body is more likely to get special treatment and will be treated better rather than someone who is not as attractive. Attractive people who work
In The New York Times informative article “Going for the look, but risking discrimination” (13 July 2003), labor reporter Steven Greenhouse discusses how up-scale companies who hire based on image risk being accused of discrimination. He explains that the practice of hiring based on looks alone is not new; however, it is sociologically designed to attract customers. Do these stereotypical billboards actually work? Of course they do. Do they upset people? Of course they do. The essay “Don’t let stereotypes
practiced hiring technique that is not against the law. However, hiring based on looks and company image can lead to discrimination allegations. When it comes to hiring based on looks and appearance there is a fine line between what is acceptable and what is considered discrimination. Hiring based on appearance is nothing new as stated in the New York Times article “Going for the Look, but Risking Discrimination” by Steven Greenhouse. But the practice is spreading to new industries and