Mary Kay Opinions: The Mary Kay Way is to Cheat and Justify

Written by TRACY on . Posted in DIQ (Director in Qualification), Mary Kay Opinions

Written by “Stephanie”

I was a Sales Director in Mary Kay a few years ago. If I knew then what I know now I would have never became a sales director… especially not doing it the way I was taught to do it.

Being in MK you learn the lingo, the language and the look. “Those who show up, go up”, “Do what  you have to do to get over the hump”. Well it is not all that it is cracked up to be.

If I can share anything about my experience and ordeal, it would be to warn other women not to do what I did and not get “sucked” into the MK dream of doing things unethically thinking it will get you ahead. What you must understand though, is that everyone in Mary Kay is doing it. Every sales director has signed up family and friends and paid the money for them to finish DIQ. Every sales director has topped off production to meet minimums or appear to “finish a goal.” Every sales director has ordered in someone else’s name to make them active.

Why Pink Truth Still Exists

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

Pink Truth has been in existence since July 4, 2006… starting out first as “Mary Kay Sucks” and then becoming Pink Truth a few months later. After nearly 8 years hashing and re-hashing Mary Kay, why are we still talking about it?

Because each day there are new Mary Kay victims who need our help! The main purpose of this site has always been to provide information to women in and out of Mary Kay. We want to help them avoid the big pink beast, or at the very least, learn how to get out of the pink cult with the least financial and emotional damage.

Below is a thank you note I received this week. This woman (and all the women like her) is the reason I continue to run Pink Truth.

The Start of a Fake Mary Kay Friendship

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Opinions

A new Mary Kay recruit, almost reeled in by a sales director who she thought was becoming her friend. But it was really all about the inventory.

So, I’ve always been well aware of the name Mary Kay.  It’s been a name that has been tossed around a few times in my 30 years of living.  I’ve had friends cross the path of pink bubblehood and come out a little scathed.  I even attended a facial and event a few years back with a good friend.  At the time though, I didn’t have any desire to sell MK.

The Reality of a Mary Kay Husband

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Opinions

The story of a husband deceived by a wife in Mary Kay… This is far too common.

My wife has been in Mary Kay for 4 years. In that time she has lost over $30K. I had to remortgage the house to keep her from going bankrupt, but still she’s back at it. Her credit is going to max again in the next few months. This time I will lose the house. I have a good job, but she’s losing it faster than I can make it.

Every MK event I went to was the same, the few husbands that went were all safely muzzled. We all talked about things unrelated till our wives where out of earshot.

Another Mary Kay Sales Director Bites the Dust

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

Written by Nutmeg

I was recruited by a friend (who quit immediately after ordering her $1800 and never selling any of it).  My director (who’s a nat’l) had me order full inventory.  I have a very large network of friends and happened to be really good at selling the products.  I actually paid off my inventory and started making a profit after 4 months.  I was prompted to become a director.

The Perspective of a Director With 900 in Her Downline

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

Written by a Future NSD

I wanted to give everyone at Pink Truth the perspective of a “higher up” director. I at one time had over 1,000 in my downline, and 9 offspring directors.

I have been lurking on this site for a while, and feel it is time to make a post. I am still an active director. I have been high up on the “food chain” for a while, but have never felt good about my position. I am open to all perspectives in life.

Tracy, I think you have brought up many issues that needed to be addressed, and you are being attacked because people are being threatened. You are an intelligent woman bringing a different perspective to MLM, and I love your quest for truth.

Just the Mary Kay Facts

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Career Ladder, Mary Kay Opinions, Sales Directors

Mary Kay Sucks

Mary Kay Sucks

Written by JTA

If you are considering ‘moving up into management’ in Mary Kay, ‘promoting yourself to Director’,  or even just getting started in the business, here are some facts that you might not be aware of.

Fact 1: The majority of Sales Directors make very little money.

To check this fact, you can do a couple of things.  One real eye opener is to ask the Directors you admire to provide their 1099s for the last few years.  They can easily access these from Intouch.  Some may argue that this does not provide a true picture of income since it does not show expenses.  However, even without deducting expenses you will be surprised at how low this number is.

This Woman Wants to Forget About Her Mary Kay Experience

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Opinions

Written by Anonymous

I joined Mary Kay because I had been one of the millions of people who had been looking for a job for two years and after many job applications and only a few interviews, I decided to join Mary Kay because I was at the end of my rope

Well, no one actually talked me into it and I did not hear the “opportunity” story. I just went to the Mary Kay internet site and put my zip code in.  Within a few hours a girl called me and invited me to a “Success Meeting” the next evening.  Considering I was very vuLnerable at this point (and they knew it) I probably would have signed up for the Foreign Legion.

I sat there and watched this unbelievable meeting with a lot of kissing and hugging and dancing.  I sat though a facial and makeover and a lot of fussing.  After all this was over I was shown pink shiny rings and told that if I signed the agreement that night a ring would be mine.  So…. I signed the agreement.

A Husband’s Struggle With His Wife’s Mary Kay “Career”

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Mary Kay Opinions, Relationships

mary-kay-lady-moneyA note submitted by a Mary Kay husband:

I am the husband of a gorgeous, loving, capable, intelligent lady who is trying to gain this same exclusivity by emulating these Icons who parade their illusion of success and Mary Kay inner circle Utopia.

Unfortunately, my comments to “go slow – be careful” fall on deaf ears. Ears that have been closed by the subtle mantras of a sales director who is mining my wife’s need for glamour and recognition. (“no, she is our friend ! she wouldn’t do anything to lead me astray”)

I am a business admin. graduate, and I have studied management, marketing and sales. My research concludes that much of the data stated to the prospect is not true, but glitter with a hook in it (a business marketing principle in and of itself).

Mary Kay Put a Wedge in My Marriage

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Career Ladder, Mary Kay Opinions

Written by Nutmeg

Yes, MK did put a wedge in my marriage.  I was a stay-at-home mom with 2 children and was feeling a little neglected by my husband’s very busy work/travel schedule.  I decided to give MK a try to get me out of the house and make a little money.  My husband was a little worried that I got talked into over $3,500 (which I borrowed from our joint account) inventory, but was happy for me when I started making good sales and paying back the “loan” from our account.

I started MK May 28 and my NSD was doing everything possible to talk me into going to seminar.  She tried to get me to book seminar and a plane ticket while on the phone with her, but I didn’t know her that well and wouldn’t go for it.  I talked it over with my husband and we decided it was stupid for me to spend more money when I hadn’t paid back the initial loan on my inventory yet.