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13th Nov '16 3:39:29 AM AgentKyles
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* Another EvilLawyerJoke: A law firm is told they need to hire more women and make one partner. So, they hire three women and devise a test to decide who makes partner. On their next paychecks, all of the women get overpaid by $5,000. The first takes the money and says nothing. The second returns the money immediately. The third takes the money, but comes back later with a check for $7,500, claiming she got a good stock tip and wanted to split the difference with the firm. So who made partner? [[BuxomIsBetter The one with the biggest tits]].

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* Another EvilLawyerJoke: A law firm is told they need to hire more women and make one partner. So, they hire three women and devise a test to decide who makes partner. On their next paychecks, all of the women get overpaid by $5,000. The first takes the money and says nothing. The second returns the money immediately. The third takes the money, but comes back later with a check for $7,500, claiming she got a good stock tip and wanted to split the difference with the firm. So who made partner? [[BaitAndSwitch The one]] [[BuxomIsBetter The one with the biggest tits]].
30th Oct '16 3:18:34 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted (or perhaps played straight in a different way) in the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbound]]'', where a knight desires a pair of guards for his wife--and instead of hiring two handsome men, hires Tarma and Kethry instead. His wife is disappointed.

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* Inverted (or perhaps played straight in a different way) in the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Oathbound]]'', where a knight desires a pair of guards for his wife--and instead of hiring two handsome men, hires Tarma and Kethry instead. His wife is disappointed.



* In Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, Cersei Lannister hires Aurane Waters as Grand Admiral Master of Ships, because he looks like Rhaegar Targaryen. When Cersei is imprisoned for adultery by the High Sparrow, Aurane abandons Cersei, and sets himself as a new pirate lord with the ships he was given.

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* In Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Cersei Lannister hires Aurane Waters as Grand Admiral Master of Ships, because he looks like Rhaegar Targaryen. When Cersei is imprisoned for adultery by the High Sparrow, Aurane abandons Cersei, and sets himself as a new pirate lord with the ships he was given.
30th Sep '16 12:22:53 AM KidDynamite
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* A large number of the WWE Divas, who are too often models, dancers or aspiring actresses looking for their big break (see Stacy Keibler). Some of them do successfully make the transition to wrestler (like Trish Stratus) but too many of them don't. Fandom is divided over whether this is a good thing or not.

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* A large number of the WWE Divas, who are too often models, dancers or aspiring actresses looking for their big break (see Stacy Keibler). Wrestling/StacyKeibler). Some of them do successfully make the transition to wrestler (like Trish Stratus) Wrestling/TrishStratus) but too many of them don't. Fandom is divided over whether this is a good thing or not.
11th Sep '16 11:03:52 AM DrOO7
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* Inverted on ''Series/StrongMedicine'', where it's implied that Chief of Staff Dr. Jackson did not hire a qualified as his secretary because she's extremely overweight. She files a discrimination lawsuit, but the issue is never resolved, as she suffers a stroke due to the weight-loss pills she's taking.

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* Inverted on ''Series/StrongMedicine'', where it's implied that Chief of Staff Dr. Jackson did not hire a qualified woman as his secretary because she's extremely overweight. She files a discrimination lawsuit, but the issue is never resolved, as she suffers a stroke due to the weight-loss pills she's taking.taking.
* Also inverted on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when George is preparing to hire a new secretary. Jerry assumes he's going to play this trope straight, but George tells him that he doesn't want to be distracted. Sure enough, he's seen turning down several very qualified applicants because "If I hire you, it's only a matter of time before you file a sexual harassment complaint."
20th Jul '16 2:49:02 PM Duffan
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* Hello Nurse in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' first it seems like she's been hired just for being a buxom blonde, but character development showed her not only to be quite competent and very multi-talented... which made her even more attractive to her employers.

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* Hello Nurse in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' first it seems like she's been hired just for being a buxom blonde, but character development showed her not only to be quite competent and very multi-talented... which made her even more attractive to her employers.
20th Jul '16 2:46:57 PM Duffan
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* The sisters of ''SisterSister'' once convinced Lisa to hire an assistant they found sexy. He was so utterly incompetent she quickly fired him. He then sued her.
29th Apr '16 4:17:24 AM captainpat
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* Sloan Sabbith (played by Creator/OliviaMunn) from ''Series/TheNewsroom''. She is hired because she's an economist who "doesn't look like [[Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw George Bernard Shaw]]". Mac seems to hope that [[AllMenArePerverts people will actually pay attention to her when she talks about economics]].

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* Sloan Sabbith (played by Creator/OliviaMunn) from ''Series/TheNewsroom''. She is hired because she's an economist who "doesn't look like [[Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw George Bernard Shaw]]". Mac seems to hope that [[AllMenArePerverts [[SexSells people will actually pay attention to her when she talks about economics]].



* Arguably subverted and played straight with the character Hello Nurse in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. At first it seems like she's been hired just for being a buxom blonde, but character development showed her not only to be quite competent and very multi-talented... which made her even more attractive to her employers.

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* Arguably subverted and played straight with the character Hello Nurse in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. At ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' first it seems like she's been hired just for being a buxom blonde, but character development showed her not only to be quite competent and very multi-talented... which made her even more attractive to her employers.
28th Apr '16 3:15:07 PM konekootome
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* In ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', Lelouch hired Suzaku as eye candy and out of desire to have sex with him despite his race, lack of records and him not being part of the military. The fact that Suzaku was genuinely skilled as a Knightmare pilot and as a bodyguard was a bonus.

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* In ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', Lelouch hired Suzaku as eye candy and out of desire to have sex with him despite [[TokenEnemyMinority his race, race]], [[UndeadTaxExemption lack of records records]] and [[FallingIntoTheCockpit him not being part of the military.military]]. The fact that Suzaku was genuinely skilled as a Knightmare pilot and as a bodyguard was a bonus.
28th Apr '16 2:59:23 PM konekootome
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* In ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'', Lelouch hired Suzaku as eye candy and out of desire to have sex with him despite his race, lack of records and him not being part of the military. The fact that Suzaku was genuinely skilled as a Knightmare pilot and as a bodyguard was a bonus.
23rd Apr '16 7:58:38 PM AsherTye
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* Arguably subverted and played straight with the character Hello Nurse in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. At first it seems like she's been hired just for being a buxom blonde, but character development showed her not only to be quite competent and very multi-talented... which made her even more attractive to her employers.
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