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Old 02 Nov 2003, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hmmm..a rather odd article from Netscape news:

Uh Oh. If You're Shorter Than 5' 9''...

...you could be making less--a lot less--than if you were taller. When it comes to salary, status, and respect, people who are short are short-changed in the work world. Tall people earn more money--as much as $789 more a year in pay for every one inch of height--than their shorter colleagues, according to a new study from the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. This pay differential based only on height is especially pronounced in management and sales positions.

Think $789 isn't all that much? Think again. Even after accounting for gender, weight, and age it means that someone who is 7 inches taller, say 6-feet vs. 5-foot-5, would be expected to earn $5,525 more annually. If you add this up over the course of a 30-year career and compound it, it's literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of earnings' advantage that a tall person enjoys. "Height matters for career success," Florida researcher Timothy Judge wrote in the news release announcing the study he lead along with UNC's Daniel Cable. "These findings are troubling in that, with a few exceptions such as professional basketball, no one could argue that height is an essential ability required for job performance nor a bona fide occupational qualification."

The study: The two professors analyzed the results of four large-scale research studies, three of which had been conducted in the United States and one of which was done in Great Britain, that followed thousands of people from childhood to adulthood. Numerous details of their personal and professional lives were examined. The average height of Americans is 5 feet, 9 inches for men and 5 feet, 4 inches for women.
The results: People who were tall received higher subjective ratings of work performance, including supervisors' evaluations of how effective they were on the job. In addition, the objective measures of performance, including sales volume, were higher for tall people. Height is even more important than gender in determining salary, and its effect does not wane with age.
Why does height matter? Professors Judge and Cable speculate that being tall may have the effect of boosting employees' self-confidence, which might help them to be more successful in the workplace. In addition, others may ascribe more status and respect to a tall person.


Sometimes I really wonder where these "reacarchers" get their ideas to come up with studies like this.. have mey doubts on this one. Then again, I'm nearly 6'4 myself, so who am I to say if this is true or not?

Anyways thoughts?
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm 6'6'' so IMO thats great

however I want to know how people get grants for these inane studies
tall people make more, people who sleep on the right side of the bed live an extra 22 minutes, stupid fucking bullshit that noone sould care about.

Hey, I want a grant so I can do a study about grants given out for stupid studies.
 
Old 02 Nov 2003, 11:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Damnit...I think I'm 5'9 or 5'10

I saw this comin' along time ago...Always gettin' my ass kicked by those Eastern Commerce, Henry Carr bastards in Basket-Ball....
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wow that sucks for me. But then again these 'studies' mean nothing to me.
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 01:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm 6' 1" so I'll do ok...
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Kurt is a fuckin' monster, 6' 6"?

Anyway, these things are gay and mean nothing.
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 08:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this is horriable news for my 5'6 self, whatever if it is true it would be just one of life's obsticles
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Im 5'10 and still growing so I would do ok, but I don't believe in any of that shit
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I heard this on the Radio Discussion last WEdnesday and I have to admit the are right...
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I'm 5'11" so I am REJOICING!!
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This study was done by short people who are trying to obtain 'minority status'.

Trust me, I'm 5'6"...I know about it. its bullshit though. The only reason short people are less successful is because alot of them have lower self esteem due to social stigma about being short. If you ignore the stigma, and just work hard, you will do just fine.

Besides the studies have also proved that you live a couple decades longer at this height
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Old 05 Nov 2003, 02:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Im 5'8'' and a half and have no self esteem problems. Believe me it doesnt matter how tall you are people with lower self esteem fail to make constant eye contact. Try looking directly at people while talking to them and youll see what I mean.
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These studies are retarded,I don't belive this shit.
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Originally Posted by Kurt Angle
I'm 6'6'' so IMO thats great

however I want to know how people get grants for these inane studies
tall people make more, people who sleep on the right side of the bed live an extra 22 minutes, stupid fucking bullshit that noone sould care about.

Hey, I want a grant so I can do a study about grants given out for stupid studies.
Thats nothing. A University made a study once of why cookies crumble And I'm not making this up.
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This sucks for me since I'm about 5'8,oh well...these things mean nothing anyways
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