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Woman Banker Fired For Being Too Hot – Yeah Right!

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Dave Griffith
Dave Griffith

Poor Debrahlee Lorenzana, a victim of her looks fired by management at Citigroup Inc, because male colleagues and supervisors were to busy drooling over her to concentrate on their work.

The 33-year-old mother, who worked as a business banking officer, alleged that management had warned her not to dress like her female co-workers because her "shapeliness" upset her "easily distracted" male colleagues and supervisors.

Despite having lodged the lawsuit against the bank last November it has been the publishing of a cover story in The Village Voice that has catapulted Debrahlee onto the international stage.

Please take note readers that we are now witnessing Debrahlee's 5 minutes of fame. We of course are all very happy for her. Who wouldn't sympathetic having to cope with a pretty face and shapely body? It is such a great burden to bear.  

The bank says that her termination was entirely on performance grounds (of the work related variety) and rest assured when the case is finally heard this will probably be proven. 

But by then everyone will be happy.
  • Debrahlee has managed to earn more from her photo spread and story than she probably would have got from a court settlement. She will go on to make the most of her limited shelf life over the next few months.

  • Citigroup will be vindicated for acting appropriately.

  • Jack Tuckner her faithful lawyer will have gained valuable publicity to attract other budding 5 minute famers.

  • The Village Voice of course will have gained international exposure worth many times more than what they paid our Debrahlee.

  • Many male (and some female) workers the world over have got to look at Debrahlee and declare to each other that she can come and work in their bank any time.

All the best Debrahlee. Make hay while the sun shines. But remember when your looks are no longer the stuff that sells magazines and you have to get and retain a job on merit then you will know what it is like for the rest of us. Perhaps a good looking younger colleague will say about you that your "general unattractiveness rendered moot your sartorial choices."

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