Written by PinkPeace
Many of you have been subjected to the craziness of the sales director in your life. She has called and e-mailed you nonstop to get you to “be a team player” this month. She has offered you cheap jewelry for thousand-dollar orders. She has refused to listen to your negative questions about Mary Kay. She insists that you wear skirts when it’s 20 below.
Wouldn’t you like to turn the tables on your sales director and give her fits for once? Here’s a checklist of some things you can do that are guaranteed to make your director go crazy – and provide you with hours of amusement.
Let her know how much you enjoy life outside of Mary Kay. Your director is forced to focus on Mary Kay 24/7. Even if she wants to forget about it, she can’t. She’s always having to concentrate on her goals and find that next big superstar for her unit. So when you talk about your relaxing vacation with your family where you just enjoyed each others’ company and didn’t pick up a phone all week, watch her twitch.
Tell her how much you love your new car. You may think that directors looooooooooove their “free” cars in Mary Kay. They certainly talk a big story like they do. But really – Chevrolet Malibu? Please. Gush to your SD about how you really couldn’t decide between the luxury of a Lexus or the great mileage of a Prius. So many choices! You’re so glad you got to test-drive them all, then pick the one you really wanted.
Share your excitement about your job, especially your benefits. Open enrollment is always a great season for employees, but not for independent contractors, such as your director. Which health care plan are you going to choose this time? Maybe the family needs glasses, so you’re going to opt into the vision plan. And retiree/pension benefits – which one will you go with? I hope your SD is picking up benefits through her husband, because she’s sure not getting them through Mary Kay.
And let her know how much fun you’re having on your job, and how much you like your co-workers. Are you working on an interesting project right now? Have you picked up a new client? Share the excitement, because your director is doing the same-old, same-old in Mary Kay, and it will never change. Book, sell, recruit. Book, sell, recruit. Book, sell, recruit.
Fill her in on all the new things you’re doing in life with your free time. Normal jobs let you leave the office at the office. When you’re home, your time is yours. Mary Kay? Not so much. If a director is doing something non-Mary Kay related, she is either trolling for prospects or feeling guilty. So make sure she knows about the fun class you’re taking at the community college. Fill her in on the romantic walks you take with your husband in the evening. Send her an invitation to the exciting fundraising event you’re working on for an important cause. These are things she’s not doing, but wishes she could.
Let her know what you’re doing with your extra money. A sales director has no extra money, and she’s maxing out her credit cards to make ends meet. So tell her about the home improvements you’ve made or let her know that you’ve paid your child’s tuition without having to take a student loan. And it doesn’t have to be big. Show her the new cute purse you bought. She may have one also, but hers went on a credit card. You can tell her you had $100 bucks left over at the end of the week and just couldn’t resist. Although she’ll plaster a smile on her face and act excited for you, this will put her in a foul mood.
Let her know how much better your spiritual life is these days. You don’t have to be any specific religion for this to be effective. Frankly, any time you begin living a life of honesty and integrity (which is not ultimately possible in Mary Kay), your spiritual life will improve. Your SD is looking at God to “bless her business” and make her successful – not to become truly humble and to serve others. She is at a standstill in her spiritual life, and can’t quite figure out why. When you tell her how grateful you are for where God has placed you and how He is drawing you closer to Him, she will be confused. Yea, verily.
Tell her about all the fun things you’re doing with non-MK girlfriends. Are you in a bunco or bingo group? Tell her how much fun you had Friday night getting together with the girls! Did you have a girls’ night out recently? Tell her about that great restaurant you all went to and how you ate, drank and laughed the night away. Better yet – invite her for a girls’ weekend away, but make sure it’s on the 30th of the month. In June.
These are only a few ideas for your entertainment. Have fun in the comments with ideas of your own!