It Turns Out Being Extremely Handsome Can Be Detrimental to a Man’s Career

Gentlemen, do you ever wake up and rue the fact that you’re so handsome?

Here you are, super talented and hard-working, and yet you just can’t land a decent job because you’ve been bestowed the misfortune of good genes.

Life is tough, indeed.

A study led by a pair of universities from the United States and United Kingdom has found that good-looking men are seen as a threat by their male bosses and are less likely to be given roles that showcase their individual talents as a result – something Rob Lowe could have told you without research.

Hi my name is Rob Lowe and there’s a picture of me aging in my attic.

“Managers are affected by stereotypes and make hiring decisions to serve their own self-interests so organisations may not get the most competent candidates,” said lead researcher Young Lee about the tendency of higher-ups to encourage their best-looking male employees to toil away in mediocrity until, perhaps one day when age catches up to them like the picture of Dorian Gray, they can pursue positions that match their ability.

A few years ago, a London woman made headlines for claiming her good looks cause massive problems when it comes to work. It was so bad, in fact, that she decried, “employment just isn’t for me at the moment. It’s not my fault…I can’t help the way I look.”

The study, meanwhile, determined that attractive women do not face the same challenges.

So the next time you look over at poor Clinton, the almost-hard-to-look-at-cause-he’s-so-handsome intern, your cold and jealous heart will feel just a twinge of empathy for his plight. Well, until you see how attractive his girlfriend is. Then you’ll probably just hope he stays in the mailroom forvever.