The Time Commitment in Mary Kay

Written by Anonymous Mary Kay recruiters and sales directors are notorious for downplaying the time and effort involved in selling Mary Kay. Have you ever been asked if you have a “few hours a week” to devote to Mary Kay? Here’s the real story. When the Mary Kay opportunity is …

Treating Mary Kay Like a Business

Written by SuzyQ A summary of the process of manipulating new Mary Kay consultants, and all the ways sales directors treat this like anything but a business, then chastise you when you quit because you didn’t work it like a business. Dear Mary Kay recruits, Remember when we were presenting …

Just the Mary Kay Facts, Ma’am

Written by SnoBaby It annoys me to no end when people make statements of truth but don’t provide factual evidence to prove the point. I used to only consider this when talking politics.  I’ll give an obviously silly and hypothetical example here.  My husband says, “I’m not going to vote …

The Mary Kay Pyramid is NOT Like a Normal Corporation

Written by Raisinberry The Corporate Rationalization… Recently I have been hearing about a comparison of Mary Kay and normal American Corporations. The ones who put forth the analogy want you to see the realistic and understandable scenarios of corporate structure and how Mary Kay mirrors the same structure. In many …

But It Worked Before!

Written by Raisinberry If you had success once in Mary Kay, you can have it again, right? You keep drawing on that one positive experience to tell yourself that it can be done again. There is a joke in my family about how lousy my coffee is. I have had …

Mary Kay Works When You Do!

Written by SuzyQ Sometimes at the unit meeting when the scorecard segment is announced… “Mary had a $300 week! Okay, we make 50% of everything we sell, so, that’s $150 profit. Let’s see, that’s $75 per hour! Not bad for two hours of work, eh, Mary? And I’ll bet Mary …