Pink Truth readers know how most of Mary Kay’s 13,000 sales directors (down in 2007 from the 14,000 the company had for several years) are making poverty level earnings . Many aren’t even turning aprofit because they’re putting in production in order to meet the monthly quotas. (Did I say quota? Yes, I sure did!)
But of course, the lack of earnings on the part of Mary Kay directors is a closely guarded secret. “Fake it till you make it” is taken to a whole new level in Mary Kay. Directors pretend they’re supporting their families and paying for college and bying big houses… all from their MARY KAY MONEY.
Hogwash. Most of the sales directors in Mary Kay can’t even pay their mortgage with their earnings, let alone any other living expenses or extras. But the word is out that gas prices are hitting Mary Kay directors hard, and your sister directors want you to SHUT UP ABOUT IT. Any hint that you can’t even pay for gas will reveal the truth: That the vast majority of Mary Kay sales directors aren’t even coming close to earning a living even though they’re working 40 to 60 hours a week.
Here’s one sales directors note to her downline about keeping this poverty-level “opportunity” hush hush…
Stop It! Stop thinking about gas cost. 🙂 So what if it went up $2 a gallon.I say this in love.
A Director emailed me that she was going to work smarter and not drive 45 min to an hour to do an interview if she could do it at the party. Ok that sounds good. But what message will it send to your unit!!!!????
1- Directors don’t make enough to pay for gas…why should she move up.
2- Oh I shouldn’t drive because of the gas cost….so she won’t come to meetings.
3- I don’t make enough to pay for gas…so she will go get another job.
Seriously, 1 hour at 50 miles an hour is probably 2-3 gallons of gas which is $12 at most. Even if you have a babysitter…you will still profit enough to pay for both plus then the recruits and reorders and future bookings are building your business.
So consolidate your errands and car pool your kids if you want to cut down on your gas bill but don’t risk your business….besides, your travel is a tax deduction.
When lettuce and coffee prices went up…did you stop eating salads and drinking coffee? No…you just made more money to make up the difference! So make more money. 🙂
As Directors, we are Leaders and we have to guard our words. We need to think of the Big Picture message it sends to others.
And AS PINK TRUTHERS, we are leaders and we have to tell the whole world about this horrible opportunity known as Mary Kay. SPREAD THE WORD.