Tips for Pink Truth Critics

Written by SuzyQ

Many years ago, I was advised to send the third letter. Not the first or second one I wrote, but the third one I wrote, I could send.  I have expanded that wisdom to include the third email. Pink Truth Critics, send us the third email.

There is sound rationale behind this practice.  By the time you write and rewrite and rewrite yet again, you have calmed down and are able to articulate your message in a more thoughtful manner.  It may have more of an impact if we can actually understand what you are trying to say.

A few more hints for your hate-filled missive, dear lover of Mary Kay:

  1. We have already been told that we didn’t have a gun held to our heads when we signed our agreements or ordered inventory. We’ve heard that no one forced us to do anything, we should have said no, it’s not mandatory it’s a choice.
  2. We have been called lazy loosers and also lazy losers. We have been called terrorists, too, so come up with a new bad name to call us.  We are bored.
  3. We have been repeatedly reminded that we didn’t work our businesses enough, or didn’t work them correctly.
  4. We don’t consider ourselves to be negative.
  5. We also don’t believe that truth is negative.  We believe that truth is truth.  Neither negative nor positive.  Let’s repeat that, truth is truth.
  6. We talk about our truths.  Our experiences in MK.  We are not entirely sure how you can argue with that, and we are tired of hearing that our experiences don’t matter.
  7. We’ve heard you say that we just had one bad apple leading us. That your recruiter/director isn’t anything like that. That everyone in your area is focused on selling and lots of women make money. We know better.
  8. If you want to talk money, then scan and attach your tax return to your email.  Show us some proof for what you claim. We will block out the names.
  9. Just a little FYI, some of the icky people were women you saw at Seminar, wanted to emulate, were on the path to NSD, drove a number of company cars, and were in Unit Clubs, and Courts, and went on Top Director trips.  (Just a little reminder that you are not messing with consultants who signed their agreements last week.)
  10. We can out-script you to death and have probably done more recruiting interviews than you have.
  11. If you weren’t questioning MK, you wouldn’t be on Pink Truth in the first place. It’s incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to click on a link on Google or another search engine accidentally.

Thank you for your input, thoughtful Pink Truth Critic. But you’re going to have to get some new material, because we’ve heard it all before. And more than 12 years after it began, Pink Truth is still going strong. Guess corporate’s plan of waiting for us to just go away didn’t really work out so well, did it?

10 Comments

  1. ShatteredPinkCaddyDreams

    SuzyQ, I love this!!! Absolutely!

    They know something is off, and everyday, I am grateful that you all helped to keep me from a THIRD time of DIQ!

    Life without Mary K is the best. These lurkers are envious.

    Cheers

  2. Lazy Gardens

    Please, dear critic, learn to use a spelling checker.

    And we are not “bitter”. Disillusioned, perhaps, but the illusions were just that, imaginary visions of an impossible to achieve ideal spun to separate us from our money. Lies, to be blunt.

    1. Still Breaking The Basic

      In addition to spell check, please use grammar check and proper punctuation. Excessive use of ?????????? and !!!!!!!!!! is a dead giveaway.

      As are CAPITAL LETTERS ON EVERY WORD.

  3. raisinberry

    9. Just a little FYI, some of the icky people were women you saw at Seminar, wanted to emulate, were on the path to NSD, drove a number of company cars, and were in Unit Clubs, and Courts, and went on Top Director trips. (Just a little reminder that you are not messing with consultants who signed their agreements last week.)

    This is why this site poses the greatest danger to any in the ranks of pinkdom, and why Pinkdom tried to give this site the gross and off putting label, “Pink Porn”. Hoping that label would discourage all those “godly women” from visiting, it is an irony that using the word “porn” connotes some level of nakedness – as in, exposure, transparency, vulnerability.

    Because we know what we are talking about, and know the game, and can not be fooled, and have never yet in 12 years seen a Schedule C emailed in…you can count on the Naked Pink Truth to keep on exposing ourselves, our stories and the methods MK uses to con the next generation of recruits. Happy New Year!

  4. enorth

    Instead of spending time here, MK ladies should be out earning bucks for all of the upcoming events (and airfare) they have to pay for.

    Let’s see…there’s the usual weekly meetings $. And January Jump-start is coming up soon $$. Followed by Leadership in sunny San Diego $$$. Then Career Conference in March $$$. Plus Seminar $$$$. And all of the other cost-inducing events held weekly and monthly.

    Admit it. You’re never home, and more money is going OUT of your MK biz than is coming IN.

  5. Shay


    “We talk about our truths. Our experiences in MK. We are not entirely sure how you can argue with that, and we are tired of hearing that our experiences don’t matter.”

    Can’t say this enough!!!!!!

    Haha. My !!!!!!

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