In an era characterized by both an excess of vanity and a dearth of jobs, what's a good samaritan with a medical a degree to do? Dr. Jason Shapiro of Ft. Lauderdale invited out-of-work people to submit essays explaining why they needed Botox, liposuction, and other techniques in his field of "aesthetic medicine" to get on with their lives. Some 1,200 responded and he's now injecting and sculpting 50 lucky winners, a disproportionate number of whom are older workers who said they felt they needed the procedures to compete against younger job applicants.
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We don't begrudge people who want to look their best, but we can't help but note that the typical job seeker who doesn't have a sugar doctor on hand may need those thousands of dollars for, oh, rent, or groceries. And that there's something discomfiting about physical perfection being a subtle new job requirement for nurses and office managers (as opposed to, say, Hooters dancers.) We'd rather live in a society that didn't discriminate on the basis of age. What do you think?
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-- Lindsy Van Gelder, Chief Writer
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