Too Hot To Work At Citibank? Puh-Lease!

My friend Cara Ellison has done a post on the mysterious Case of the Too Hot Lady. Her name’s Debrahlee Lorenzana and she claims Citibank fired her because she was just TOO HOT,

Dealbreaker reports on Debrahlee Lorenzana who was fired from Citi for, she says, being so hot she distracted the men. Not so, says Citi, pointing out her lagging sales.

Debrahlee also points out that she couldn’t help being so beautiful because she’s Latina.

“I could have worn a paper bag, and it would not have mattered,” she says. “If it wasn’t my shirt, it was my pants. If it wasn’t my pants, it was my shoes. They picked on me every single day.” Still, she continued to dress up for work–her brand of femininity is also cultural. “Where I’m from,” she says, switching into Spanish to explain it, “women dress up–like put on makeup and do their nails–to go to the supermarket. And I’m not talking trashy, you know, like in the Heights. I was raised very Latin, you know? We’re feminine. A woman in Puerto Rico takes care of herself. The Puerto Rican women here put down our flag.”

Of course, you can’t have a post about a woman supposedly being fired for her hotness without a picture,

Hot banker

In life, when people hand you lemons, it’s a great idea to make lemonade. Of course, in Debrahlee Lorenzana’s case, she managed to scam her way into 15 minutes of fame after being fired. So, maybe it’s more like getting lemons and selling them to gullible people as Dodo eggs.

Because come on, she’s attractive, but nobody gets fired from anywhere for just being too darned hot. That’s not how life works. Maybe she got fired for low sales, like Citibank says — but her comments suggest another potential problem,

I could have worn a paper bag, and it would not have mattered,” she says. “If it wasn’t my shirt, it was my pants. If it wasn’t my pants, it was my shoes. They picked on me every single day.” Still, she continued to dress up for work–her brand of femininity is also cultural. “Where I’m from,” she says, switching into Spanish to explain it, “women dress up–like put on makeup and do their nails–to go to the supermarket. And I’m not talking trashy, you know, like in the Heights.

Translation: I didn’t dress appropriately for the job and it led to clashes at the office. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m betting her definition of what constitutes “trashy” and Citibank’s definition probably varies quite a bit. Otherwise, why were they having problems “every single day” over what she’s wearing?

Maybe this will turn into a regular thing. You have an attractive woman who gets hired by a professional firm, she dresses like a Hooters waitress, and next thing you know, stories about her being fired for being such a hotty are all over the place. There are worse ways to make a name for yourself and if you don’t believe that, watch the “Jersey Shore” sometime.

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