China Job Market Causes Job Seekers to choose Plastic Surgery

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:48 PM

I don’t know if you've heard about one of the latest crazes in China but apparently it’s a big thing now a days to get plastic surgery to round out the eyes. Apparently it is very attractive for a Chinese woman to have round eyes rather than common narrow ones. I don't know if they want to look more American or if they just find it more attractive.

I heard about this trend a couple of months ago and thought it was a little unusual. I came across an article in the LA Times that talked about how the job market in china has gotten so competitive that job applicants are getting plastic surgery to improve their appearance. Plastic surgeries including that of the eye rounding. The goal is to gain an edge on the competition by looking better than the others. Statistics show that if you are equally qualified as someone else that the better looking person get the job.

 This is so popular in China right now that they are seeing a boom in plastic surgeries. It is reported that more than 50% of the surgeries are job related. Many of the patience are fresh out of college or about to graduate.

I don’t know how I feel about this. I agree that people who are better looking are more likely to get hired than unattractive people. I think that confidence is a big issue as well and people who look good often have more self-confidence. I don’t think I could get plastic surgery just for a job. Unless it was my job to look good then maybe I would consider it.  

I don't know if the US is in this position already or not. I don't think that the average person in the U.S. has ever had plastic surgery nor would they get it to obtain a job. The job market is getting a lot more competitive and I can see how perhaps gym memberships may go up during times like these. That is just my opinion drop me a comment and tell me what you think.    

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