Your Husband’s a Shallow Schmuck!

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Relationships

Written by The Scribbler

Yes, you have heard this one – many potential recruits have. Oh sure, the recruiter’s not going to come right out and tell you what a Neanderthal the company thinks your hubby is; she’s going to reweave the line – as she’s been taught – into something a little silkier:

“I bet your husband is like mine in that they love us and just want us to be happy. And you know, the typical reaction is “Honey, if that’s what you want to do, go ahead, but just leave me out of it!” Now, don’t you think he trusts your judgment?” (NSD Rena Tarbet)

50 Reasons I’m Happy I Quit Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Quitting Mary Kay, Sales Directors

Written by SuzyQ

Years after leaving Mary Kay, I think about the emotions I had when I left the big pink cult. The first thing I felt was relief. It was really, really over, and I didn’t have to worry about Mary Kay any more.  To this day, I still reflect sometimes on all the reasons I am happy that I quit Mary Kay. I thought I’d start with the top 50 reasons:

  1. Not having to worry about production. I know exactly what I will make each check, when it will be deposited, and I have all the usual “corporate” benefits from a J.O.B.
  2. I don’t have to go to events anymore. Events include the usual MKC ones like Leadership, Career Conference and Seminar, and all the others like weekly meetings, director’s meetings, area events, nsd events, retreats, power up days and on and on.

Little White Lies in Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Prizes, Recruiting

Written by Raisinberry

Well I think I may have figured out why many of us lingered too long at the Mary Kay dance before coming to our senses. For well over a year after I left Mary Kay, I couldn’t believe a woman like me, reasonably intelligent, fell for the hype for so many years and never faced or admitted it, even to myself. Then I saw many Pink Truth members saying the same thing.

It has been said that this is a “realization, remorse, repair and resume” sequence akin to cult detox and it just takes time. We were bamboozled. We gave our trust to people who were practicing an art that had its start in the very first garden.

Maybe She Needs Pink Truth

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

401919914_85cc8dc1ac_m.jpgBelow is a little piece entitled “Maybe She Needs Me.” Here’s big news: No one needs Mary Kay.

They don’t need a consultant’s fake (warm chattering) compliment.

They don’t need Mary Kay’s average (or below) products… they’ve got Walgreen’s.

Mary Kay Husband Lies About His Wife’s Success

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Pink Truth Critics

At Pink Truth, we are very familiar with the false earnings claims made in Mary Kay. This week the husband of a Mary Kay consultant attempted to post two comments on a thread about pink Cadillac sales directors:

I don’t know who you are or why you are doing this. All I know is that my wife and I have been running this business for almost a year. We have demanding day jobs and we work very hard at building our business. We have seen a steady increase in profits every month. Our clientel gets bigger and bigger every month. How dare you sit there and say its not a real business?

Mary Kay Ash and the Miracle of the 10 Class Week

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Inventory & Selling

 Written by Lazy Gardens

You’ve heard legends of old geezers coming back and showing the new generation how it’s really done. John Wayne as the aging gunfighter or grizzled sergeant leads the charge against the bad guys, Lassie comes off her comfy rug to battle a blizzard and save Timmy one more time, or the retired scientist comes back to the lab and defeats the glowing green ooze. How about Mary Kay Ash showing that she still could get ‘er done and hold 10 classes in a week? Uh, yes, even the cosmetics sales brigade needs its heroines.

Here’s what really happened, from the 1984 book, “On People Management”, by Mary Kay Ash. Chapter 9 – The Speed of the Leader is the Speed of the Gang – gives the details.

Mary Kay Offers 90% of Your Money Back

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Products, Quitting Mary Kay

One of the “selling points” used to lure recruits into Mary Kay is the promise of being able to get 90% of your money back on your inventory. Indeed, a recent commenter touted this “benefit” of Mary Kay:

A smart person will not invest more than 60% of their sales. How hard is that? Tracy angry. Gloria Mayfield Banks,she did it,why cant you? Oh yeah,she is an MBA Harvard Grad. And you guys do know that you get back 90% of money invested in all products sent back to the company right?? Take advantage. Please!!

Is the 90% buyback guarantee really all it’s cracked up to be? Of course not.

A Consultant’s Letter to Her Director

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Quitting Mary Kay

All the reasons why Mary Kay is not for this consultant.

Hey SD:

Thanks for the talk today. I’m working hard on hearing God’s purpose for me, and I am not sure that Mary Kay is His message. I know it is mine, but I’m not sure it is His. I have to let Go and Let God. I’m working hard to do that.

My life is complicated, and I can’t walk away from the overwhelming responsibilities that are before me. I feel so crunched for time, all of the time, that life has become a series of appointments, deadlines, and obligations. I’m tired of this lifestyle, and I want to be able to relax and leisurely enjoy my friends and family, in a way that isn’t scheduled or rushed.

I got into MK to make some serious income to offset the expenses for my family. However, I find that the harder I work, the less money I make. How can that be? It seems like I am constantly writing a check or using my credit card to pay for NSD visits, training events, recognition events, etc. I’m constantly going somewhere or doing something to support my business that I have little time left to actually hold classes and sell products. After all, you always say, “Those that show up, go up!” Therefore, I never want to miss anything.

Another Jab For the Lazy Losers Who Failed at Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Failure in MLM

When 99% of your “sales force” loses money with your business venture, you’ve got to believe that there’s something wrong with the system. If less than 1% of people are able to turn a profit, that suggests to me that the system is terribly messed up. Of course, I don’t expect that everyone who tries a job or a business venture will succeed. But you’d think it would be more than 1%???