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Job interview? Don’t shave that mustache!

October 8, 2009

stache11Maybe American men should skip a day of shaving, especially when interviewing for a job. 
Sporting a mustache may improve your chances of landing a higher-paying job, according to a study commissioned by Quicken and the American Mustache Institute
Mustached Americans earned 8.2 percent more on average than those with beards and 4.3 percent more than the clean shaven. 
The news is not all good, however, as mustached Americans also tended to spend 11 percent more and save 3 percent less than their collective counterparts, according to the study, titled “Saving and Spending Patterns of Mustached Americans.” 
“If efficiencies in financial management could be realized in the near-term,” the principal research consultant, Dr. Hans Menjou-Bartchen, said in a statement. “It’s highly probable that over the next four to five years, we will see mustached Americans’ savings rate grow to surpass their bearded and shaven peers.” 
The study was conducted during the first six months of 2009, examining a random sample of 2,000 mustached American men along with 2,000 bearded and 2,000 clean-shaven peers. 
Meanwhile, the mustached among us wait with bated breath for Oct. 30, when the “Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year” award will be given to the person who best contributes to the mustached way of life. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (above) is one of many nominees.

(Reuters photo)


I wonder if these statistics carry over for people who had a ‘stache when they were hired but shaved it, or for those who are hired clean shaven and grow one later.


So then why isnt Barak Obama wearing a mustache?

Are you saying he is not qualyfied for his Job?

I agree then

Posted by Ian | Report as abusive

Bush didn’t have a mustache. I guess he was not qualified also.

Posted by Greg | Report as abusive

Are you guys even reading the article? This has nothing to do with being qualified and especially not to do with the President. Neither the current or former. It just notes average salary. And as we know about the Peter Principle, average salary is a result of incompetent hiring not qualifications or workplace results

Posted by Kathryn | Report as abusive

The Robert freakin’ Goulet Award ???? Even in his day, the most boring singer on the planet — the guy you got when Andy Williams or Steve Lawrence weren’t available. Freddie Mercury would have been the hipper choice.

Posted by Crazy Uncle | Report as abusive

Check out the actual study.

This is absolutely a fake study. Got it wrong, Reuters!!

Posted by David | Report as abusive

dude. ben klayman, follow up on your sources much? i can’t believe reuters let this thing slip by. Menjou-Bartchen Research Consultants is responsible for such famous research pieces as “The Primate Gambling Addiction” and “The Back Hair Equation” – boy did they pull one over on you! and every other “news” website on the internet that believes anything that comes out of reuters must be trustworthy.

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