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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !


When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......


I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
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Old 03.12.2019, 16:17
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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !

When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......

I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.

Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
Bird? Irony, much?
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Re: Discrimination - genuine observation/question

Hope you didn't make-up this story.
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Old 03.12.2019, 16:27
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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !


When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......


I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
That's because all these beauty-treatments sold by Manor work like a charm and are worth every penny. You just confirmed it.
You should see them when they get out of bed in the mornings.
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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !

When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......

I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
I have only infrequently seen a 'fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all' female in Switzerland. It's not surprising that so many who work in department stores are slim and good-looking because that generally is the demographic here.

EDIT - Plus obviously even in countries where the population aren't as good looking they want to make beauty products look more superficially appealing (even if they don't admit it publicly).

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Hope you didn't make-up this story.

Go look in any beauty/perfume store anywhere you want in the world
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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !


When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......


I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
My off-the-wall explanation is that if you are interested in all the beauty / health / appearance stuff from an early age you tend to be "well-groomed" and look after yourself and be interested in beauty products from the start plus you are more likely to choose a qualification / training / apprenticeship (if such a thing exists), which may then lead you into such a career.

I'm not saying that if you aren't in the beauty industry you must be a scruffy arse with no regard for personal grooming but it might explain those who DO go into it.

I only can base this on two people I know who worked on make up counters in the UK and they pretty much put on a full face of slap to put the bin out so clearly put a high regard on their appearance.
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I suspect they work on commission only, survival of the fittest in Darwinian terms.
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Re: Discrimination - genuine observation/question

Also consider that standing up several hours per day is quite taxing on the knees and other joints. Above a certain age it simply becomes hard to cope with the job.
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Also consider that standing up several hours per day is quite taxing on the knees and other joints. Above a certain age it simply becomes hard to cope with the job.
Lots of jobs where you spend all/most of the day on your feet. Folk do those jobs until retirement.
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Re: Discrimination - genuine observation/question

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I was in Vevey today and had about 20 minutes to kill and went in to Manor as it was close by and certainly far warmer than being outside !


When i got inside i was in the beauty/perfume section and looked around and it suddenly struck me......


I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
If I was a cosmetics producer/seller I would also "discriminate"...
Glad you had an epiphany among all those cute shop assistants.
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Also consider that standing up several hours per day is quite taxing on the knees and other joints. Above a certain age it simply becomes hard to cope with the job.



No worse than the guy working in the pet food department or elsewhere. I am not saying the work is easy nor demeaning it, but in this world where we are not allowed to discriminate, the fact remains, the girls/ladies working in the beauty departments seem to have been chosen on one criteria which his surely discriminatory ?
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No worse than the guy working in the pet food department or elsewhere. I am not saying the work is easy nor demeaning it, but in this world where we are not allowed to discriminate, the fact remains, the girls/ladies working in the beauty departments seem to have been chosen on one criteria which his surely discriminatory ?
See Sandgrounder's response. I think she's right.
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Old 03.12.2019, 17:00
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I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.


Surely this is the epitome of discrimination ?
Do you think may people who meet your criteria want to do such a job? Seriously?
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No worse than the guy working in the pet food department or elsewhere. I am not saying the work is easy nor demeaning it, but in this world where we are not allowed to discriminate, the fact remains, the girls/ladies working in the beauty departments seem to have been chosen on one criteria which his surely discriminatory ?
But if the recruitment pool is made up of people that way inclined, it's hard to find someone who has no interest in appearance and doesn't look like they are at least interested in the stuff they are selling and making themselves look good.

I don't think it's a discrimination thing more than just certain people gravitate to that kind of job/role.
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Old 03.12.2019, 17:07
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Re: Discrimination - genuine observation/question

Since we're talking groups and generalisations..

I've noticed that when i take the early bus / train in the morning, none of these lovely ladies who work in the beauty sections are there, it's just full of us old uglies.
Today I took the train after 8am and wow, relative beauty pageant.

I like shopping in Manor though, hurrah for positive discrimination.
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Since we're talking groups and generalisations..

I've noticed that when i take the early bus / train in the morning, none of these lovely ladies who work in the beauty sections are there, it's just full of us old uglies.
Today I took the train after 8am and wow, relative beauty pageant.

I like shopping in Manor though, hurrah for positive discrimination.
They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing.
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I have never seen a fat or ugly or dodgy or spotty or a combination of all, looking bird in a beauty section. They all look nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned etc.
I have never seen someone with a PhD working in the beauty section.

Conclusion: nice, clean, made up, not too big/small, well proportioned are not very well educated
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Re: Discrimination - genuine observation/question

In addition to Sandgrounder's very sensible reply, I'd say that one bright morning the beautiful women wake up from their beauty-sleep and realise that they just cannot stand one more day trapped within the stench of the cosmetics-and-perfume department, and they resign. Thereafter, the stores recruit more young, beautiful women who haven't yet burnt out their tolerance level.
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