DM –Beauty is usually seen as a blessing. But for some, it would seem, it can be a curse. Laura Fernee says her good looks are so powerful they are ruining her life – and have forced her to quit her job. The 33-year-old science graduate says her slim figure and pretty face attracted unwanted attention from her male colleagues. She also claims she has been ostracised by other women in the workplace who are jealous of her beauty. Miss Fernee now lives off her wealthy parents after quitting her £30,000 job in scientific research two years ago. She said her appearance meant she was constantly harassed and bullied, and has decided work ‘just isn’t for her’. Yesterday, 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. ‘Male colleagues were only interested in me for how I looked. I wanted them to recognise my achievements and my professionalism but all they saw was my face and body.’ She said men left ‘romantic gifts’ on her desk and she was ‘constantly asked out’, which she found ‘sleazy’. ‘Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no make-up they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness. There was nothing I could do to stop it,’ she added.
Well this might be the most definitive case of “office hot” in history. Is Laura Fernee attractive? Sure she’s plenty attractive for a lady who’s clearly 45 but pretending to be 33. But what does everyone else in the office look like? How is she the one getting romantic gifts and constantly asked out? Gotta be a gross group if this is the chick whose panties everyone is trying to sniff. I mean yea pop her in Barstool HQ where it’s just me, Pres and Sales Guy staring at asses and making Blackout videos all day and she’ll probably file a complaint in 5 minutes. But a regular office where there’s at least one person with a XX genetic makeup? Then she’s just another brick in the wall.
But I guess some people just have all the luck. It would be really unfortunate if Laura Fernee wasn’t ridiculously loaded and her “too hot to work disorder” meant she had to live in a homeless shelter. Just a happy coincidence that she can fall back on mommy and daddy’s wealth until her looks go and it’s safe for her to punch a time clock again.