Do they need to be beautiful girls in the reception area?

receptionist
@Shavkat (63598)
Philippines
June 22, 2016 11:06pm CST
I must admit that I haven’t seen a receptionist who is not good looking. I am not sure if it is a stereotype issue. Moreover, I had also noticed in some classified ads with the requirements needed in every establishment. That is an applicant with pleasing personality. Is that implies that an applicant should be pretty especially in the position title for the receptionist? I think it is not proper and falls into a category of discrimination to the applicants. Seriously, most of the receptionists are pretty girls and attracts the people with a great smile. I am not saying that I prefer pretty individuals in the reception area. Any thoughts about it? Photo Credit: pixabay.com
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@sharon6345 (131488)
• United States
23 Jun 16
I have seen very old woman in the receptionist seat. That sure does not apply here and many of them look older than retirement age.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@sharon6345, I agree with you that is what I also observed in Auckland malls, receptionists are old ladies about to retire.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@sharon6345 I also had seen an old lady in the hospital reception desk. I am taking the point that it is not always the physical appearance to have the job.
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@thelme55 (14722)
• Germany
24 Jun 16
We have middle age and old ladies working here in Germany @sharon6345. In fact, the work experience of these women are asked for. I think that pretty appearance for finding a job is only a must in the Philippines.
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@tech40 (9458)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
There are times that there are companies who needs pretty girl to attract more visitors for their establishment.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@tech40, I agree with the business owners to hire applicants with good look, or else no profit and business turned bankrupt because the receptionist is uglyhehehehe.
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@tech40 (9458)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
@cacay1 Haha I remember when I go to store shops, many pretty ladies are there :D
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@tech40 I am so sure you had kept on looking at those pretty girls hehehe.
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
They are also front lines as to how the guest or even applicants will be welcomed by the company.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@Letranknight, even me, I have to hire with face and brain.LOL.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 16
@cacay1 face and brain is better
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 , There are also with face but no brain hehehe and that makes the world to collapse hehe.
• United States
23 Jun 16
I do think there is a requirement for a receptionist since it is the face of their department, or store, etc.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby, That is why there is on the job training and there is also in classroom lessons on personality development.
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• United States
23 Jun 16
@cacay1 I didn't know they have that training lol
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby I guess if it requires the physical beauty. @cacay1 I do think pleasing personality is far better than the physical attributes.
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@zarlamain (24892)
• United States
23 Jun 16
Well, it's common for secretaries and receptionists to be pretty.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@zarlamain That's what I have thought. The lucky charms of the company.
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@zarlamain (24892)
• United States
24 Jun 16
@Shavkat The faces of the departments.
@ida123 (6246)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
i agree with you and i observed that recrptionist are pretty girls. the management requires pleasing personality because receptionist are the ones who entertain first the customers at the hotel, malls and any estanlishment that needs someone entertained their guest
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@ida123, That is normal in a business and even bank tellers have pretty faces.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@ida123 No wonder why cosmetic products are so in demand for an aspiring receptionist.lol That's the reason why most young girls wanted to have white skin just to get a better job and can nail the job interview without difficulty.
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@ida123 (6246)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jun 16
@cacay1 in our bank before, our teller is a male employee, he's more accomodating compared to ladies especially they have their monthly visitor, they are moody
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@youless (92402)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jun 16
Perhaps the receptionist somewhat stands for the company, so it is better that she is not only beautiful, but also young. Of course I don't think it is correct. But perhaps the requirements for being a receptionist is not so high, so many girls who graduate from school will prefer to have a job like that. And they hope they will have a promotion in that company after some time.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@youless I am not sure if it will be the best way to be promoted in the company. Unless, if this receptionist had her further study and meet the requirements of the company; then there is a great chance to be hired to another position and be promoted in that certain field.
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@Archie0 (4669)
28 Jun 16
I have seen girls at reception area who just look beautiful, but Oh my god! they are so dumb and rude. Some don't even know proper English or any language required.
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@youless (92402)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Jun 16
@Archie0 Hard to imagine how they can be hired
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• Philippines
23 Jun 16
I also have noticed that most of the hired receptionist are pretty and have pleasing personality.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@eliza_godinez12 It is an effortless job for the pretty faces in the company.
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• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jun 16
I guess it is discrimination to choose pretty girls as receptionists but I don't think you'll ever change it.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@JudyEv We cannot change the company's preferences. But I feel it is a discriminating act.
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@Yar_Joey (3296)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
Beautiful ladies boost the establishment's new look, and it can attract investors.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
Superb!
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@Yar_Joey I hope these girls have innate skills than having the pretty faces.
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@Yar_Joey (3296)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@Shavkat It is horrible if they have pretty faces but the brains of a coconut; nothing inside. Have you seen Miss Earth? There was a contestant who gave odd response on El Nino and La nina.
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@magallon (18125)
• Philippines
23 Jun 16
I think I will agree with the qualification of having a pleasing personality for a receptionist. Why? Because they are the first one who will receive the guests. They are the first representatives of the company. They are the ones who give the first impressions about the company. So if they are not presentable, maybe somehow it will affect the company. There are receptionists who are not really pretty but they have the best smile and the most accommodating behavior.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@magallon I will go for the last statement. It is not always going to pretty look girls. The way how they interact with the people. Some pretty faces have high expectations due to its good looking personality.
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@magallon (18125)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
@Shavkat That's maybe because they feel that they are really beautiful.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
@magallon In some way, it boosts their self-esteem.
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@shivamani10 (11228)
• Hyderabad, India
23 Jun 16
They need some business. They need some beautiful and attractive ladies for their business. I do not find any other reason beyond that. Everything goes by outward appearance.
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
hehehehe , superb!
@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@shivamani10 It is the fact for any business establishments.
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Jun 16
@Shavkat, hehehe that is normal friend, no one would transact an ugly face hehe.It should be beauty with brain.Bu t there are also applicants pleasing to the eyes according to the manner she dresses and the make up she wears.It depends.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
24 Jun 16
@cacay1 It depends on how they actively interact with people. I will go for what you've said, a combination of beauty and brain. A girl who can be the Miss Universe of the company.lol
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@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jun 16
@Shavkat meow, meow, meow hehehe salary in millions haha.
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@sofssu (14449)
24 Jun 16
I guess its one of those job like female flight attendants where the person really has to have a great smile and a pleasant manner of speech. I was told to recruit girls who were pleasing on the eye.. though it was not written on the job description it was a verbal instruction to recruit only female front desk people who were pleasing to the eye. I don't see that changing in a long while.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
@sofssu It is becoming subject in hiring a personnel. I do think it is unfair during the hiring selection process.
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@sofssu (14449)
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat As far as I remember in my 15 years as HR executive/manager I have never rejected a candidate on the basis of looks.. We always looked for other positions to offer a smart and deserving candidate. Secretarial jobs were another option.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
26 Jun 16
@sofssu I do think that would be justifiable way to do in hiring selection of applicants.
@Archie0 (4669)
27 Jun 16
This thing has always made me sad. Not because they need beautiful looking girls neither because I am not beautiful. But sad because society has a very different vision to see beauty. I use to work for a very reputed organization and to my dismay I had found out that they had an entire department which included beautiful looking girls in client servicing areas. Why? Well, because client wants to see good faces and not the work, maybe? This is all just annoying. Because it makes people feel that they are less fortunate because god did not make them as beautiful as the girl sitting on reception area. I don't have much to say but, I think people should judge professionals by their work and how presentable they are and not by their looks.
@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
That's really disappointing. I am more on inner beauty.
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@Archie0 (4669)
28 Jun 16
@Shavkat I don't understand why are we judged by our skin colour, race and religion. We all forget that we are made up by nature and somethings can never be changed.
@thelme55 (14722)
• Germany
24 Jun 16
I think that is only in the Philippines. Pleasing personality or being beautiful is not a must here when working. It is only a bonus. Important is, you have brain to do your job, hardworking and friendly to the customers. Yes, it falls in discrimination. I think that is why most of the called "beautiful " Pinays are arrogant. Sorry to say that but I have encountered plenty of those people in our country. The pretty women I encountered here in Europe are humble.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
I had experienced this. Some of them are full of themselves.
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@thelme55 (14722)
• Germany
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat I agree. Enjoy your weekend Kababayan
• Bangalore, India
24 Jun 16
first level is very much important for any organization
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
What do you mean?
• Bangalore, India
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat welcome by such girls motivates some how
@epiffanie (10412)
• Australia
24 Jun 16
It's only in the Philippines where you see young and attractive people working in reception areas or assistants in restaurants and bank tellers.. But here in Australia it's not the case.. Of course, being presentable in important, but it's their ability to do the job that counts whether they are attractive looking or not..
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
I do think that is more acceptable. I am not into physical attributes. I am more on the innate skills of an applicant.
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@epiffanie (10412)
• Australia
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat Good that you don't look at the outside covering .. Most Filipinos do .. even the height of a person is important when they are looking for jobs ..
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@skysnap (17808)
24 Jun 16
I think it's to keep the atmosphere lively.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
I hope it doesn't sound like entertainers in the company.
@skysnap (17808)
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat depends on the type of company. on the hectic work type companies it hardly gets close to that.
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• Philippines
24 Jun 16
I think company opt to hire beautiful girls with pleasing personality to handle their reception area. The receptionist represents the company, they welcome guests and first impression is always important.
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@Shavkat (63598)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
I guess that's the typical way of attracting the clients.
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• Philippines
25 Jun 16
@Shavkat Yes. That would be the case.