I was looking through some old Pink Truth articles and came across this one, which truly warmed my heart. In October 2006, Mary Kay’s U.S. President Darrell Overcash sent a fax to all national sales directors to “warn” them about our site (which was called Mary Kay Sucks at the time.)
Here’s what one of the NSDs had to say about us…
I wanted to give you a quick head’s up on something that the company alerted me to today. Evidently, there are disgruntled and bitter people out there that feel it is a worthwhile venture to create a negative blog for other MK “wish I had’s”. The purpose of these blogs is to give a venue for those that want to vent.
Our President faxed us today to let us know that this is out there, and he cautioned us about sending out info. about it because it is not worthy of our time and attention.
I am only letting you know, in case it comes up with your Consultants. One of our Directors here got an email from a “friend wanting to share it with her!” As if!!!! I don’t recommend that you mention this at all, and I definitely don’t feel it’s worth your time to take a look! You know what they say about curiosity!!! I just wanted you to be aware that it is out there. This is not uncommon among large companies with millions of consumers that operate in a country that values freedom of speech! We can all be so grateful, especially in light of the information about North Korea, that we live in a country where this is even allowed.
What would Mary Kay do in response to this? Well…I remember when an animal rights group picketed our Seminar one year, because she gave fur coats as a prize. What did Mary Kay do? She sent her staff out to offer them pink lemonade!!!! If any of this creates doubt in your mind about what our company is all about, please let me know. I know that this kind of thing makes me even more proud of our area and our commitment to integrity. Those that don’t succeed in our business, do so by their own choice of how they work. It’s plain and simple! I don’t know about you, but this is an attack on what I hold dear and am very passionate about. It makes me even more determined to continue to do what is right and to keep moving up!
It touches my heart that over two years ago, the powers-that-be at Mary Kay truly believed we’d just go away after a short time. Who knew we had this kind of staying power? Our daily readers are still very strong, proving to me over and over that this site is needed. There are still tens of thousands of women recruiting into MK in the U.S. each month. I am so proud of our site, which continues to be a valuable resource for them.