The Reality of a Mary Kay Husband

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. Continue reading “The Reality of a Mary Kay Husband”

Mary Kay: Not Just One Bad Apple In the Bunch

Probably the most frequent challenge I hear to our real-life experiences with Mary Kay Cosmetics is, “Oh, there’s always one bad apple in the bunch. Don’t judge the entire company by that one person!”"Image"

Yet in maintaining this site, I hear similar stories daily. Stories of lying and deception in an effort to get to the top of Mary Kay Inc. I don’t care what anyone says. These incidents are not isolated. I have heard literally thousands of similar stories. Women in MK compromise their morals to move to the next level, get a few extra recruits, or win a prize. Continue reading “Mary Kay: Not Just One Bad Apple In the Bunch”

Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 3)

mary kay recruitingRead Part 1 and Part 2.

Written by Jersey McGoody

At first, I felt bad in a way, as if I’m “leading them on” to believe I’ll be a part of their team… but then I remember the “do unto others” thing… evidently they have no problem leading me on to believe that I can turn pennies into big bucks.

Super-Director wastes no time in contacting me… I didn’t get to the phone in time, and not even an hour later Marily texts me to check if I was able to “touch base” with her. (Geez, after this fiasco, I am so sick of hearing “touch base”… “let’s touch base” “we’ll touch base” “how about we touch base” … stop trying to touch my base!! LOL)

We finally get to talk, as I’m bouncing the now-teething baby on my lap to keep her from screaming, and she pretty much repeats all the same lines and the same questions…” any reason why you couldn’t..?” Continue reading “Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 3)”

Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 2)

mary kay warm chatterRead Part 1 here.

Written by Jersey McGoody

So before I go to the meeting, I’m googling away and find Pink Truth. Again, THANK YOU!! I’ve had my suspicions about Mary Kay Cosmetics being a sneaky MLM, but wanted to “stay positive” and after all, Marily had nonregrettably quit her job to do Mary Kay, and she also had an apartment and was able to attend weekly yoga and zumba classes.

But wow…I read, and read, and read…and made mental notes of all the ways the beauty consultants and especially sales directors have an answer for every “no” you give. My only regret was not signing up for the discussion board right away, as I would’ve found some REALLY good questions to ask them at the meeting… hehehe.. Continue reading “Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 2)”

Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 1)

pink-pyramid-selling-scamWritten by Jersey McGoody

Hey everyone!  First off, I want to say thank you to this website and all on it!  I’ve been reading through some of the posts on here and let me just say it’s some great reading material!  🙂

A little about me…I just turned 30, I got married last year and have a beautiful 10 month old daughter, I work full-time at a small bank as an assistant manager…it’s not the best-paying job, but it’s “safe”…meaning I get PTO, benefits, and it pays the bills.   I got my BA in English a few years ago and plan to go back to school soon to become a paralegal (yeah, at the time I really only went to college because my parents kinda made me, I wanted to become a makeup artist at the time, so I just picked something I like because I enjoy writing…one of my bucket list items is to publish a book one day)

I own a modest home, and yeah I’m kinda dead broke right now…my husband is doing side work and looking for something part-time while he goes to school to get his CDL.  So right now I’m carrying it ALL.  And part of me had always wanted to be involved in the business of making people feel good with the right touch of makeup, but not in the business of pushing products… or pushing people. Continue reading “Warm Chatter: A Mary Kay Victim’s Story of Attempted Manipulation (Part 1)”

I’m Not Trying to Recruit You; I Just Want You to Join Mary Kay!

Written by The Scribbler

Recently, I was educated on the Mary Kay concept of the “Gold Medal.” Simply put, winning a Gold Medal means that one has recruited five women within a given month. There are lesser metals assigned for lesser numbers: a silver medal for recruiting four women, a bronze for three, and an Iron Pyrite one for two or fewer. (Okay, I made up the last one.)

Just so we’re clear as to the intent of this training document/script, its title is “How to Win a Gold Medal!” If an IBC follows this document to the letter, she will recruit five women this month and perhaps receive something shiny from the Rancho Trading Company’s kicky spring lineup. Keep that in mind as you read and let’s begin! Continue reading “I’m Not Trying to Recruit You; I Just Want You to Join Mary Kay!”

Don’t Blame Mary Kay For Being a Failure

Email from a Pink Truth Critic: 

I’ve been reading all the different topics that a lot of the Kaybots have been posting on this website. I find all your posts very amusing.

A lot of the women in here seem to be having a big hangup about Mary kay and about the way that Mary Kay does business. The REAL PROBLEM is YOU. You are the ones who are all at fault becuase you didn’t make any money in Mary Kay. It’s nobody else’s fault. It’s not your director’s fault and it’s not the company’s fault. You make your business become what you put into it. It seems like a lot of women in here are in denial that the REAL PROBLEM is themselves and NOT Mary Kay. A lot fo the Mary Kay consultants are not trained or do not want to be trained properly. Continue reading “Don’t Blame Mary Kay For Being a Failure”

What Your Husband Doesn’t Know Won’t Hurt Him

Written by The Scribbler

This is where the sub-par treatment of husbands begins, friends: with the customers!

I like to call this bunch of statements the Unholy Trinity – three sales objection-overcomers that deal specifically with skinflint spouses. If your husband was in MK, how would you feel knowing that he was telling his clients… Continue reading “What Your Husband Doesn’t Know Won’t Hurt Him”

Another Mary Kay Inventory Con

I am consistently amused by these types of documents that Mary Kay sales directors use to convince women that they need inventory. No one is “holding a gun to their head….” True, the new recruits have a choice. But over and over they are told the only way to succeed in Mary Kay is with BIG inventory.

Who signs up for Mary Kay with the intent to fail? Mary Kay consultants are taught to always take the advice of the sales director who has the experience and knowledge and is looking out for the consultant’s best interest. Continue reading “Another Mary Kay Inventory Con”