Robbing People of the Mary Kay Opportunity

I want to thank you. I found your site searching for information on how to help one of my consultants. I have spent the past days reading it. I commend you for the professional look of the site. It seems that you are uncovering the “truths” that Mary Kay is trying to hide. If I were a new consultant, I would be swayed.

If your goal was to help women by creating a place where women can express their frustrations, I could see the value of that. Mary Kay is not perfect. There are real issues that you have tried to bring to light – but your site has become a place for women grow their disdain and hurt into something far more damaging to them and to those around them. Was that your intent?

Do doctors close wounds, creating a “community” inside for the wound to fester and support itself, or do they open it up (a painful and slow process) and allow healing to take place?

The “truth” is, Tracy, you are robbing people of the opportunity to do this business correctly because of your experience. It is both selfish and incredibly sad. It is not unbiased. It is not fair.

You are throwing the baby out with the bath water.

I am genuinely sorry that you had a bad experience with Mary Kay. And if you knew me, you would know that I really mean that. But think of this – Now, you are truly helping no one. Just like before, when you were almost an NSD and turned a blind eye, by your own admission, to your team members ordering $30,000 to $50,000 in product that she was not selling. You clearly carry guilt in your heart for that or you wouldn’t have shared it. Forgive yourself. Work with the company to create a culture where that kind of practice does not persist. Or, just move on.

Please don’t continue to damage other people by holding onto your pride and rallying around other women who agree with you so you can all attempt to feel better. That solves…nothing.

I appreciate that not everyone in Mary Kay is good, or moral. Your site has become a breeding ground of ex-consultants who would rather hold onto their hurt than make a better choice and move forward. It has strengthened me as a consultant committed to the ideals and morals that I choose to hold on to, and for that, I thank you. I can now confidently move forward building a business using those as my guide.

17 Comments

  1. pinkpeace

    If only this Pinkwad knew how many people Tracy HAS helped through this site! By providing clear information, a wealth of stories or – most importantly – a soft place to land when exiting Mary Kay, she’s helped us all to move on.

    “Work with the company to create a culture where that kind of practice does not persist.”

    LOL

    Try it and let us know how it works out.

  2. BestDecision

    Oh, I just hope Tracy posts the pictures I’ve been finding from Leadership Conference. I’m forever tankful I did move on…with a resignation and then getting my money back!

  3. Char

    “The “truth” is, Tracy, you are robbing people of the opportunity to do this business correctly because of your experience. It is both selfish and incredibly sad.”

    I find the lack of reading comprehension by Mary Kay consultants truly astounding.

    You cannot do Mary Kay correctly because it is an MLM company. MLMing is inherently flawed and has been pointed out repeatedly on this site.

    Sure some people can seemingly get away with it, but that doesn’t ever make it right. A previous analogy is a drunk driver making it home safely, or perhaps a bank robbing thief not shooting someone and instead passing a kind note to hand over the loot then walking away. Indeed there are different degrees of committing the bad act; but you are still guilty of doing it, and supporting that flawed system where people and the company must harm others financially to succeed.

    Shame on you.

    1. PeachyNotPink

      The OP’s statement also implies that potential Kaybots are incapable of thinking on their own and making logical decisions based on various sources of research: Pink Truth, SD’s, recruiters, news articles (20/20 article), etc.

      Because the OP is a manipulator, she is projecting that Pink Truth is also trying to manipulate people. Well, that and liars are afraid of truth tellers.

  4. Hannah

    PinkTruth helped me when I signed up to be a consultant and ordered my starter kit…then within 12 hours had this horrible sinking feeling like I had made a mistake. I took to the internet and found this site, spent a couple hours perusing the articles and discussion boards and soon I knew I had to cancel my starter kit. Everyone was so kind and encouraging. This is definitely a soft landing place.

  5. Mickey2942

    I wish her much success in her MK career. Drink some more of the pink Koolaid.

    When you sign up as an MK consultant, does the Manager tell you how many other MK consultants live within a 25 mile radius of your home? I would think that is important information.

  6. PeachyNotPink

    “Do doctors close wounds, creating a “community” inside for the wound to fester and support itself, or do they open it up (a painful and slow process) and allow healing to take place?”

    Ummm, WTH does that even mean? If a wound is left open it is subject to all kinds of infections that will allow it to fester and infect other areas. A closed wound facilitates faster healing – that is why we stitch up gashes, etc.

    I could further pick apart this idiotic analogy, but I’ll leave some of the fun to others should they decide to tackle it

    I used to think it was kind of funny how Kaybots don’t even make sense when trying to “prove” their arguments. Now, it is just annoying.

  7. raisinberry

    Boy you really have to laugh! (pinkpeace…pinkwad!?? LOL)
    I remember when I came here and was so grateful/appalled that NOW, I had permission to do Mary Kay, “the right way”. Yep…I would carry on being a model of integrity. No front loading, no exaggerated claims, no prize baiting, no calling for end of the month dollars, encouraging only reordering 60% of what was sold, no recruiting from a business debut until the IBC had a chance to hold bookings from those women…no inventory packages based on a fake business plan that included whether she would attend meetings to justify a magic “12 points” that qualified her for a Diamond of Emerald…ya getting the picture?

    You are so grateful that you can now use PT articles to shape your Mary Kay future?
    Really? How well do you think you’ll do, now that you have reinforced your morals, when month end comes, and new recruits come on board, and you are short production for the month, tempted to press the ranks for orders? And of course you will immediately enforce the 60/40 rule in your Unit, correct? AND no more frontloading? And of course you will refuse to close her inventory decision with all the free product she can get, right?…’cause that is manipulative and immoral…

    Can’t wait to hear back from you in about 3 months…

  8. enorth

    ” Just like before, when you were almost an NSD and turned a blind eye, by your own admission, to your team members ordering $30,000 to $50,000 in product that she was not selling. You clearly carry guilt in your heart for that or you wouldn’t have shared it. ”

    Wrong. That wasn’t Tracy, it was someone else who shared her experience here.

    “I want to thank you. I found your site searching for information on how to help one of my consultants.”

    More fiction.

  9. Lazy Gardens

    “your site has become a place for women grow their disdain and hurt into something far more damaging to them and to those around them”

    And the site slogan is … “Pink Truth, embittering women since July 4, 2006.”

    “Do doctors close wounds, creating a “community” inside for the wound to fester and support itself, or do they open it up (a painful and slow process) and allow healing to take place?”

    Or perhaps the slogan should be “Pink Truth, lancing and draining the festering abscesses of MLMs since July 4, 2006.”

  10. Jordan Schmidt

    Honey….one day when the fog has cleared…you’ll need a place to realize you aren’t stupid for being duped, that there are other women who have been where you are and the whole disintegration of the pink world is painful.

    Ive been out of directorship for 2 months. And let me tell I hope i can “rob” someone of my experiences.

  11. nomoremlm4me

    ” Just like before, when you were almost an NSD and turned a blind eye, by your own admission, to your team members ordering $30,000 to $50,000 in product that she was not selling. You clearly carry guilt in your heart for that or you wouldn’t have shared it.”

    She gave you an MK promotion, Tracy! Seriously, if she can’t read the author of articles before commenting on them, she is probably the perfect Kaybot.

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