At some point this year, this site will record its two-millionth visitor, and inasmuch as several thousand folks came by to read the tale of a librarian at Harvard who claimed she was sacked for being too attractive, I’m not above working the same sort of story at a different institution.
This is Debbie Lorenzana, who no longer works for Citigroup. Gothamist explains why:
Lorenzana says she was fired from Citigroup last summer after finally getting transferred out of the department where her troubles started. Her job title was business banker, providing services to small businesses. After some time on the job, the managers called her into a meeting and, according to her account, told her, “‘Your pants are too tight.’ I said, ‘I’m sorry, my pants are not too tight! If you want to talk about inappropriate clothes, go downstairs and look at some of the tellers! Some tellers would wear their pants so tight, it was like they had a permanent wedgie.'” But because she signed a mandatory-arbitration clause as a condition of her employment, her harassment case will be settled by an arbitrator, not a judge.
Her suit claims that, “as a result of her tall stature, coupled with her curvaceous figure, she should not wear classic high-heeled business shoes, as this purportedly drew attention to her body in a manner that was upsetting to her easily distracted male managers.”
Males “easily distracted?” Who knew?
As for our local tellers, I have no idea as to the state of their pants, since I only see them from here up. [gestures] Some of them are likely this attractive, but none of them are likely to cause rapid rotation of the ol’ Site Meter, if you know what I mean.