This is a heartwarming email that a sales director sent to her unit as she was leaving Mary Kay. Three cheers for the truth!
I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I was just notified that as of 1st of next month I am no longer your Sales Director with Mary Kay. The company has chosen to terminate me due to our unit’s lack of production (orders).
As many of you know, I had a baby not too long ago, and we have had several personal issues here at home. I did ask for an exception given this along with my 11 years with the company, but it was denied. Normally these exceptions are granted without a problem, almost all of my offspring have been given them at one time or another, but they have chosen not to extend this courtesy to me even though I have never asked for an exception before.
I have truly enjoyed getting to know everyone and will miss the friendships the most, so please stay in touch! My door is always open as a friend so please feel free to call or email me anytime.
A few thoughts that I would like to leave you with:
- Never under any circumstances feel pressured to order product you do not need. No title or status is worth the stress that this will put on your finances and relationships. You should order based on your sales, period.
- Do not be tempted to recruit a ‘body’ to reach a goal. By this I mean a relative, friend, or even good customer that just wants to do you a favor and has no intention of selling the product. If you have to pay for their kit or order DON’T DO IT! Again, no title or status is worth the stress that this will put on your finances and relationships.
- Remember that no matter who contacts you, or what they promise, you do not have to do anything you don’t want to! Stay true to your family and what is best for you and them.
Should you ever consider moving into a leadership position:
- Please be 100% sure that you have very strong consistent sales (true retail sales, not just ordering), a very large customer base of at least 100 consistent customers, and a very strong team without cutting any corners.
- If you attend a Sales Meeting, ask to see the 1099 of the Directors you meet with so that you can get a good idea of what the actual income is like. They can print this out for you online right from Intouch. Or, if they are a new, ask to see a copy of their last month’s check, which again can be printed out from Intouch. Then gather a list of the actual expenses (such as $300 for the Director’s Suit, several hundred per month for training center, etc.), that way you can make an informed decision as to whether financially it will work for you.
- There is a lot to consider in moving up, and you are always welcome to contact me if you have questions on this. I hope you will make a truly balanced and informed decision if you go that route.
Thank you for your support and friendship over the years, and again I hope you will stay in touch. Take care and I wish all the best to you and your family!