The more things change in Mary Kay, the more they stay the same. In MK, they always like to tell you that you’re in the “right place at the right time.” This is a way of saying that this is the best time in the company. They’re so cutting edge, they’ve got the greatest products, and here you are! Aren’t you lucky?
But the sad truth is that it’s the same old crap, and corporate is just spinning their wheels trying to find a way to repackage the same nonsense in a cool way to make you think it’s something new. NSDs are retiring before their incomes plummet even more. Did you know their retirement earnings are based on their last 5 years of commissions? So if their earnings are falling, they better retire now before things drop off too much. They can say it’s their health or a new season in life, and everyone is good with that.
The January 2018 issue of Applause magazine provides us with some interesting data about the state of Mary Kay in the U.S.:
- There are only 9 NSDs on target for Inner Circle. We usually see 10 to 13.
- 151 NSDs made over $10,000 in September. There are about 222 NSDs in the company right now. That means 32% of the NSDs are making less than $10,000 per month. (Note: $10,000 isn’t “executive income,” especially not when you’re at the TOP position in the pyramid.)
- Out of about 13,000 units nationwide, only 25 added 20 or more new consultants in September.
- Applause recognizes the Top 100 units for retail production (really, wholesale orders x 2 = pretend retail sales). The unit at the bottom of that list didn’t even do Cadillac production. At the bottom was Mary Howell with $33,851. Divide that by 2, and you get wholesale production of $16,925. Cadillac production is $17,000 per month (although it’s technically $102,000 done over a period of 6 months). And that’s the top 100 units in the division!!!!
- The magazine shows the Top 100 director commission checks, and the last one on that list was Patty Bojan with $5,932. You better believe all those ladies on that list are bragging about their executive income, but less than $6,000 certainly isn’t anywhere near executive, especially when you figure all the business expenses that have to be paid out of that check.
And once again, we have a NEW Mary Kay starter kit!!!! How many times have we heard that????