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6th Jan '18 12:41:55 PM BattleMaster
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* Inverted (or perhaps played straight in a different way) in the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[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.

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* Inverted (or perhaps played straight in a different way) in the Creator/MercedesLackey ''[[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.instead (Kethry is noted as being quite beatiful, but Tarma was an unattractive, flat chested woman with a harsh features before her face was cut up and scarred when bandits murdered her family). His wife is disappointed.
28th Nov '17 2:02:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In one of the rare humouristic sequences of ''Film/SchindlersList'', Oskar Schindler is looking for a secretary for his new business, but appears clear that he's looking specifically for a SexySecretary and ends up surrendered by a bunch of [[HelloNurse very attractive girls]]. Since he can't decide which of them keep​, he ''hires them all''.
** In a far less humouristic fashion, when Goeth is looking for an housemaid (read: house slave) among the Jewish inmates, he picks the prettiest of the bunch despite she declared of not having experience with housekeeping.

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* In one of the rare humouristic sequences of ''Film/SchindlersList'', Oskar Schindler is looking for a secretary for his new business, but appears clear that he's looking specifically for a SexySecretary and ends up surrendered surrounded by a bunch of [[HelloNurse very attractive girls]]. Since he can't decide which of them keep​, he ''hires them all''.
** In a far less humouristic fashion, when Goeth is looking for an housemaid (read: house slave) among the Jewish inmates, he picks the prettiest of the bunch despite her saying that she declared of not having doesn't have experience with housekeeping.
23rd Sep '17 6:14:45 PM Malady
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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.

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* The sisters of ''SisterSister'' ''Series/SisterSister'' once convinced Lisa to hire an assistant they found sexy. He was so utterly incompetent she quickly fired him. He then sued her.
7th Sep '17 1:20:44 PM SeptimusHeap
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Compare to BunnyEarsLawyer, CastingCouch, and {{Nepotism}}.

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Compare to BunnyEarsLawyer, CastingCouch, and {{Nepotism}}. \n See also HollywoodBeautyStandards for a related casting trope.
19th Jun '17 9:39:19 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Although she is attractive, Karen Page most definitely was ''not'' hired by Matt and Foggy to be their secretary because of her looks. Doesn't stop James Wesley from thinking this trope is the case when he visits the firm on [[ComicBook/TheKingpin his employer]]'s orders and recognizes Karen, having twice previously attempted to have her killed:
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[ShameIfSomethingHappened I'm curious about your...clientele. Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder or just the pretty ones?]]

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Although she is attractive, Karen Page most definitely was ''not'' hired by Matt and Foggy to be their secretary because of her looks. Doesn't stop When James Wesley from thinking this trope is the case when he visits the firm on [[ComicBook/TheKingpin his employer]]'s orders and recognizes Karen, having twice previously attempted to have her killed:
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Like Foggy said. We're particular about our clientele. ''[beat; Wesley glances at Karen]''
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[ShameIfSomethingHappened I'm curious about your...clientele. ]] ''[[InsistentTerminology clientele]]''. [[DeadpanSnarker Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder or just the pretty ones?]]ones?]]
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' [[TranquilFury You uh, give us a minute, please?]]
16th Jun '17 8:17:28 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Although she is attractive, Karen Page most definitely was ''not'' hired by Matt and Foggy to be their secretary because of her looks. Doesn't stop James Wesley from thinking this trope is the case when he visits the firm on [[ComicBook/TheKingpin his employer]]'s orders and recognizes Karen, having twice previously attempted to have her killed:
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[ShameIfSomethingHappened I'm curious about your...clientele. Do they all end up working for you after you get them off for murder or just the pretty ones?]]
15th Apr '17 6:01:12 AM leraluna
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* In one of the rare humouristic sequences of ''Film/SchindlersList'', Oskar Schindler is looking for a secretary for his new business, but appears clear that he's looking specifically for a SexySecretary and ends up surrendered by a bunch of [[HelloNurse very attractive girls]]. Since he can't decide which of them keep​, he ''hires them all''.
** In a far less humouristic fashion, when Goeth is looking for an housemaid (read: house slave) among the Jewish inmates, he picks the prettiest of the bunch despite she declared of not having experience with housekeeping.
13th Jan '17 8:50:27 PM Chabal2
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* A secretary goes to her boss and says "Sir, I don't think my salary really reflects my ability!" The boss sighs and says "Don't I know it, but we can't just let you starve to death."
6th Jan '17 11:46:11 AM SirVancelot131
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* In ''Film/The40YearOldVirgin'', after Cal gets promoted to stockroom supervisor at the electronics store, he hires a skinny pretty girl who knows nothing about electronics and can "barely lift an ipod" instead of someone who would be more capable to help Dave find a new girl.
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]].
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