Written by Diana
I wanted to write and share a little of my quitting experience. I am mourning my MK business. I thought it was my ticket to financial freedom. I thought I had found a business that was faith first, family second, and career third.
I was wrong.
I can’t even bring myself to go to meetings anymore. I can’t call my leads anymore. I am frozen, the dream is gone. I was a team leader before I really saw the greed. I missed so many evenings with my family.
I only did MK for one year. I was a star every quarter, and from sales. I only borrowed $,1200 total for MK and I had over $9,000 in retail sales. No credit card, but that does not mean that they did not try to get me to get one. (The $,1200 was a small personal loan from a bank, not revolving credit)
I could have made it as a director, but I saw the greed and the stress. I saw my director ask for orders at meetings, smiling and nodding, while saying, “you know you will sell it” and “you don’t want to miss it because it will sell out” etc….. I thought I wanted to be just like her. I am so sad and in mourning over my business
My team members need to order this month to stay active and I don’t care. I am sure my director will be on them though, asking them to order more of what they don’t need.
I sold a lot. I moved everything on my shelf. I was good at it. Morally I can’t do it, I can’t take advantage of the ladies I am supposed to help. I can’t ask them to order all the time, it felt wrong.
My director is one of the better ones, she actually trains people on how to sell and books a ten show week every month, she works hard. I am sad to end my friendship with her, because she does not talk to me or send me post cards anymore. She does not return my phone calls. It is sad to lose a friend like that.
I actually liked to go to meetings, it was a break from the kids. I will get over it, I will recover. I think that many ladies that quit, especially if they were directors, go through a mourning stage when they quit.
This company gives false hope and false morals. Some can ignore this and be SD’s and NSD’s. We are looked down upon if we question and we judge on accident because we can’t continue with the business after we find out the truth. We judge by our action to quit.
The products are good and they got me hooked. It was fun. I liked teaching SCC. It was just so hard to get that good SCC. So much rejection and work. I figured I was making about $5 an hour doing MK. I am worth way more that that.
Oh, and a few more things…..
Constant events that drain cash and take away from money making activities. To have so many and to make the BC feel bad if they do not want to go. This is wrong too. The list of wrongs gets longer with the little white lies and the pressure to order.
Example; with one of my first big commission checks ($300) my director said to me, you can use that for some more inventory. I thought this was strange, because my plan was to use it for my son’s preschool. In fact I never reinvested 50%, I always used the money for my family and constantly got flack for it.
Need I go on…. I am in mourning for my business that turned out to be something different than what I was shown from the beginning. I think I am most angry about the faith first, family second, and career third moral standard, because it simply is not true. When I was working so hard to become a director, it was MK first all the way!!!!