Is Debrahlee Lorenzana Too Sexy for a Sales Job?

Last Updated Jun 5, 2010 3:08 PM EDT

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Debbie Lorenzana is suing Citigroup on the grounds that she was fired solely because her bosses thought she was too sexy. They allegedly told her that she was distracting the male employees and was directed to dress more conservatively than other female staff members.

The original Village Voice article explains her job, which was customer-focused, and she had previous sales positions in the insurance and financial services industries. So she's basically one of our own.

Now, it's often been observed that physical attractiveness is an asset in sales, and there are plenty of women (and men, too) who trade on their looks in order to build customer rapport more easily.

But is it possible to be TOO attractive for a sales job? Has Debrahlee gone too far? Remember, she claims she was only wearing the same outfits as other women in the firm were wearing... she just filled them out a little differently.

Here's a poll, but feel free to comment (keep it clean, please).

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