At Pink Truth, we are very familiar with the false earnings claims made in Mary Kay. This week the husband of a Mary Kay consultant attempted to post two comments on a thread about pink Cadillac sales directors:
I don’t know who you are or why you are doing this. All I know is that my wife and I have been running this business for almost a year. We have demanding day jobs and we work very hard at building our business. We have seen a steady increase in profits every month. Our clientel gets bigger and bigger every month. How dare you sit there and say its not a real business?
I don’t understand this site. My wife is a Mary Kay Consultant and I am in charge of marketing. Your numbers are correct, but the reason why the percentage of Cadillac owners is so small is because its extremely difficult to reach that level. Difficult yes, impossible hell no! Only those willing to put in the work will get there. The lazy, the weak, and the unmotivated don’t stand a chance. Mary Kay gives you the tools to get there. You must provide the drive.
We are almost there after only a year running our business. We made back our initial investment in less than two months. Its hard work.
Notice that he says getting to the Cadillac is hard work and they are “almost there after only a year of running our business.”
Of course, I checked into his claim, and it is completely false. His wife isn’t even a sales director, much less close to the Cadillac. She is a senior consultant, which means she has 1 or 2 active recruits.
Yet another example of the rampant lying about one’s success in Mary Kay. And when the husbands are making the claims, I often wonder whether they are completely in the dark about what’s happening with the wife’s business.