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.