Linked by Jesse Smith on Wed 14th Apr 2010 21:00 UTC
General Development Ms. Z. Arsenault is an IT consultant working in the depths of a large North American energy company. She's one of those brave souls who works away in the background, keeping the servers running, making sure all the pieces fall properly into place so when the employees wander in each morning their applications run as expected. It's often a busy job just keeping things on a steady path. But Ms. Arsenault and her team aren't just maintaining the status quo, they're also trying to improve performance and cut costs while maintaining a stable environment for the end user. This week I had the opportunity to talk with Ms. Arsenault about what's she's been up to in the depths of corporate IT.
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RE: I will risk it
by David on Thu 15th Apr 2010 01:25 UTC in reply to "I will risk it"
David
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1997-10-01

On the other hand, if you pose for a glamour shot to accompany your interview, then I guess it's not a problem if the readers notice that you're attractive.

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RE[2]: I will risk it
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 05:14 in reply to "RE: I will risk it"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm not saying this particular lady does so, but I believe that if you're an attractive woman (or man), then there's no shame whatsoever in using that asset to gain an advantage. If men are stupid enough to get wrapped around fingers (and we are), then that's our fault, not hers.

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RE[3]: I will risk it
by Christian Paratschek on Thu 15th Apr 2010 05:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I will risk it"
Christian Paratschek Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not saying this particular lady does so, but I believe that if you're an attractive woman (or man), then there's no shame whatsoever in using that asset to gain an advantage. If men are stupid enough to get wrapped around fingers (and we are), then that's our fault, not hers.


The big problem for me in this statement is - that it's sadly true!

Generation after generation of women grow up with exactly THIS firmly entrenched in their brains. And you know what? They hit a wall when they turn 40. Because "being attractive" goes away at some point.

Qualification and competence, ability to work alone and/or in teams, willingness to adapt and learn new stuff, maybe being polite. This is all that should matter.

But the rolemodels just aren't there. And so we see the next generation of girls growing up. This time with "Germany's next topmodel" on the TV screens, Rapvideos where the girls are nothing but "hoes" to a "pimp", and so on.

Breaking this cycle is almost impossible. Sadly.

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RE[3]: I will risk it
by spiderman on Thu 15th Apr 2010 05:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I will risk it"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I don't agree. If you are a men is stronger than a woman, is it her fault? By that logic you could beat her if she is not strong enough to defend herself because that is her fault.
There's aline to draw. In my country, discriminating based on physical appearance is illegal and I think it is a good thing. On the other hand, I believe it is a shame to use your physical appearance to gain an advantage over people.

Edited 2010-04-15 05:41 UTC

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RE[2]: I will risk it
by jessesmith on Thu 15th Apr 2010 14:22 in reply to "RE: I will risk it"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

You have a point there.... except in this case the photograph wasn't taken for the interview. Sadly, I'm not that good of a photographer.

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