This story offers the point of view of a Mary Kay husband. While some may say that this schedule is temporary and will end once the wife is done with her Director In Qualification period, that is false. Sales directors are constantly “in DIQ,” always looking for new recruits while barely making minimum wage.
Let me first begin by saying I’m not the average guy. I do laundry, change diapers, clean, cook, do yard work, and I carry my own weight around the house. I am not one who expects my wife to do it all while I sit on my rear with the remote in hand.
With that said, MK is slowly driving a wedge.
I have stated on previous posts that right now, my wife is in DIQ. She works her, excuse me, their business (it’s not hers) about 5 or 6 days a week. On Saturday, our kids stayed with her parents so on Sunday, we went to church and went home. I thought, YAY! One day, no kids, how nice this is going to be! Boy was I wrong.
She got a phone call and was out the door. So there I am at home watching TV alone from about 2pm until about 7:30pm. Talk about a wedge???? Yes, it does drive a wedge.
For you naysayers who are saying, “what’s one day?” It’s not just one day. Saturday, she did facials from 10am until about 3pm and then again from 6pm until about 9pm. Friday, she did facials from 6pm until about 9:30pm. There could easily be some marital infidelity there if I wanted to but I choose to honor my vows and not disobey God.
When a husband doesn’t see his wife but 1 or 2 nights a week and when that same husband has to cook, clean, and keep the house and 3 kids going on a regular basis, it does indeed get lonely. Talk about needing some attention.
It’s just really sad to hear her say, “MK’s philosophy is God first, family second and career third when the past 2 months it’s been career 1st, career 2nd, career 3rd, God 2nd on Sundays from 9-10:30 and family? Who’s cares about family? My husband is at home with them.
So tonight, where will I be? I will be home with the 3 kiddos, cooking, cleaning and getting them ready for bed and for school/daycare tomorrow while she is driving the 6 hours to Dallas to hear 2 or 3 NSD’s give free training (far from free if you count the $20 registration fee and$100 in gas there and back).
I’m praying long and hard for a change. I do know if it continues, our marriage will become a part of the statistic. Sorry. I didn’t mean to go into a long, drawn out soap opera. It’s just very frustrating that this company is building wedges, not enriching lives as they claim they do!