Sunday, December 31, 2006

Do Pretty People Earn More?

Here's one more reason to get in better shape and look your very best in 2007 -- You'll earn more money at work! At least that is what this article on found. Here is an excerpt from the article:

"Good looks can have a real impact on workers' bank accounts, according to research by Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle published in the Journal of Labor Economics. Attractive people earn about 5 percent more in hourly pay than their average-looking colleagues, who in turn earn 9 percent more per hour than the plainest-looking workers.

This means if an average-looking person earned $40,000, their prettiest co-workers would make $42,000 while their least attractive colleagues brought home just $36,400."

In my experience, this hasn't always been the case. I mean, if it was, I'd be the CEO since I'm so good-looking... Oh, sorry, I digress...

Seriously, I still believe that people are promoted more for their potential and performance than their looks, but it certainly doesn't hurt to make sure you look your best at all times.

Good luck and make it a great day!


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