WELLNESS & FITNESS

Woman Quits Job As She Believes She Is Too Pretty To Work: "I Can't Help The Way I Look"

Date August 8, 2019 01:44

We don't believe in going around and discrediting people's experiences, but some are just too outlandish to be believable. For instance, a woman from London quit her job because she felt her looks were attracting unwanted attention, but first let's introduce you to a personality disorder that seems to ring a bell in this story.

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Narcissistic personality disorder

This refers to a mental condition in which a person has an over-bloated ego and a deep need for admiration or attention. This inflated sense of importance is usually accompanied by a lack of empathy, poor self-esteem, and weak relationships.

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The symptoms include a sense of entitlement, an exaggerated sense of self-importance, superiority complex, preoccupation with fantasies of their power, brilliance or good looks, and need for constant and excessive admiration.

The curse of beauty?

33-year-old Laura Fernee lives in Notting Hill, London, and her wealthy parents, aged 65 and 70, years are paying for her £2000-a-month flat. They are also picking up her credit card bills and gym weekly payment. Of course, we can't leave out the £1000 she spend on 'socializing' or £1,500 for designer clothing every month.

According to Fernee, she began working in a laboratory in 2008, but she quit three years later because her great looks were attracting unwanted attention. The men at work kept making passes at her while the women were nasty because they were jealous of her slim figure and pretty face.

She added that when they realized that she was good at her job, they were even more unkind to her.

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She said:

"I'm not lazy, and I'm no bimbo. The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I've made the decision that employment just isn't for me at the moment. It's not my fault … I can't help the way I look."

Fernee says things are so bad that she gets hit on by her male counterparts even when she is in scrubs. Instead of working, Fernee now exercises during the day at her £80 pounds per month gym and eats out with her boyfriend and friends in the evening.

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Are people buying it?

Netizens who have come across her story have lots of opinions about her.

One wrote:

"She's pretty, but I know women that are way more physically attractive, and they work and are fine. What a self-centered, egotistical woman! I'm sure it's her attitude that has the woman at work hosting her, not her looks…"

Another wrote:

"She's not even that pretty ?? makes no sense to me lol, obviously it's just an excuse not to work"

We concede that one's look can make the work environment hostile, but is it enough to make you quit your job and live off your parents?

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