A Pink Truth critic tried to post a lengthy comment using several of the standard lines we hear. My comments are in italics…
LOL!! Wow reading this blog sadens me! I have been in mary Kay for less thana year have a free car which isn’t hard to maintain to keep.
You just got that Mary Kay car. Tell me how easy it is a year from now. And we know the truth… it is NOT easy to keep because to do so you need to constantly recruit and convince women to waste money on inventory packages.
I put in less time than most women who have to work away from the home and I have a director that has never pressured me or made me feel as though I had to do anything I did not want to do. I am a director now and have never pressured anyone to buy inventory and explain that this is like any other business out there you have to build a client base and grow a team but as a director I do not ask anyone to buy inventory unless they feel they can put in the same amount of time they would for a part time job (20 hours a week or so) .
Right. All Mary Kay women like to say that they don’t “force” or “pressure” anyone into buying inventory. They just provide the facts. Which falsely state that you must have inventory if you want to be successful. But it’s YOUR decision!!!!
I am thinking the complaints on this site are coming from women who thought that they could do Mary Kay and get rich quick and not have to put forth effort.
You would be wrong. Those of us in Mary Kay never expected a get rich quick scheme, although recruiters like you often say things like they don’t put in a lot of time (see above!) or they can do part time hours (20 hours a week, anyone?) or that the rat race ends once you finish DIQ (not true… being a director is like a non-stop DIQ).
It is like any job you do if you don’t work at it it wont grow. If you dont get out of your comfort zone and meet new people then you wont grow your customers. I think if you spent as much timein your mary Kay business as you do this blog you would probably have succeeded.
99% of people lose money in multi-level marketing. No matter how hard they work, they will never succeed because MLMs are a money transfer game which use a product as the bait or front. In MLM, your success is not correlated with your effort. It’s simply a bad system in which most fail no matter what they do.
And just so you know, a number of us WERE “successful” by Mary Kay’s definition.
I make all of my kids activites, clean my own house and put my famiyl first, go to Uganda twice a year and still make double what I was before I did Mary Kay working full time and not being able to be there for my kids.
I would like to invite you to prove that your earnings are double with copies of your tax returns.
Maybe you had a bad experience and a director who lead you wrong and pressured you but I have not had that experience and know hwo to manage my time so that I can live by the philosphies Faith, Family then career.
We’ve heard the excuse that our directors must have been bad apples. That’s simply not the case. All directors mislead consultants.
Yes I put 40 hours in a week right now but I also bring home over $1000 a week as a brand new director and have earned a free car.
Liar, liar, pants on fire. There is no way you “bring home” $1,000 per week. To do that, your monthly wholesale production would have to be well over $10,000, and you’d have to be selling more than $1,000 retail per week. You’re not hitting either of those numbers.
Geez I don’t really have much to more to say just that you oviously had a bad experience and instead of blaming the company maybe you should look at who your director was and how they did things because I know that the things you state on here are not true and anyone who is not lazy and willing to step out of their comfort zone even just a little can make this work for them.
Both the individuals and Mary Kay Inc. are responsible for the financial loses of women in Mary Kay, because they promote deception. Mary Kay set up this system in which almost everyone fails, and the consultants and directors promote the system with the help of the company. Both are to blame.
BY the way I have lots of consultants that have not purchased any inventory and make a steady $1000 extra a month just actually working 5-10 hours a week so it is actually possible with the right leadership!
Again, you are a liar. To make $1,000 per month, a consultant would have to be selling a minimum of $2,500 per month, and that rarely occurs in Mary Kay because the products are so hard to sell. And it certainly doesn’t occur when a woman works 5 to 10 hours a week. The market is saturated, women are sick of the Mary Kay game, and there are much better products available in stores and on the internet (which don’t require the sales people hounding them to sign up or hold a party). I have studied the numbers in Mary Kay for years, and what you claim is simply untrue.