27 July 2012

Don't Hire the Hot Girl

Kevin has a truck boss that he is also personal friends with. Recently the hiring of a very attractive woman dump truck driver was discussed.

Kevin isn't sexist, if you can do the job he doesn't care if you're a girl or 75 years old.  One of his crew is a woman who unfortunately has the same name as his ex-wife.  In typical Kevin fashion, he chose another name for her.  Now everyone calls her by that name.


The truck boss told Kevin that he could never hire an attractive woman.  This puzzled Kevin so he asked why.  "My wife wouldn't like it."

Neither of us could believe that statement.  We know his wife and she doesn't strike us as insecure or jealous.  This is not Mad Men.  It's not like they would be working in close proximity.  What the Hell.

I wouldn't care.  I find Kevin's woman crew member attractive.  The office manager and the bookkeeper for the company are also women, both of whom wish me dead so they could hook up with him.  (long running joke, although totally serious and still very friendly with me)

I guess I just look at it like this: a) I know Kevin thus I don't worry about things like that.  2) If something were to happen, it's certainly out of my control so I don't worry about things like that.  Also) Really? Letting a spouse influence a business decision is just not good.

It just blew the both of us away because we would have never guessed that either would react to a situation like that.

What would you do?


Swistle said...

Huh. I wonder if it's more of a "he knows his own weaknesses" thing? Like, his wife wouldn't like it...because he WOULD get in some level of trouble with the attractive employee?

Daydream Believer said...

I wouldn't ever hire a person based on whether or not they were attractive, nor would I care if my husband worked with a hot woman. And I certainly wouldn't admit to anyone if I DID or DIDN'T hire someone based on their looks!