Check out this scheme for becoming a sales director in Mary Kay. And amazingly enough, it takes almost no time at all! Only 9.5 hours per week for six months (or less!!!). This is obviously complete fiction… have fun with it!
Mary Kay Cosmetics was founded on our belief in the Golden Rule. We strive to provide opportunities for women to achieve their maximum potential. And we tell all our consultants and directors that God and their families come before our company – and that whenever they experience a conflict, the company should be put in third place. (Mary Kay: You Can Have It All 1997 Calendar)
Unfortunately, Mary Kay consultants, directors, and corporate employees do not believe in the golden rule. Rather, they believe in (and use, teach, and promote) dishonesty on a regular basis. It begins with the recruiting talk, in which you will be provided select information. You will be told lies of omission, you will hear false earnings claims, and you will be told many other lies to convince you to sign up.
This is from Mary Kay nsd Linda Toupin. People are just numbers. And the best numbers they can be? The ones that have dollar signs in front of them! Linda bases this “Value of One” handout on a director commission of 26%, assuming that the “one” person is a personal recruit.
ONE customer who purchases $450 a year = $225 commission
ONE personal team member who orders $2400 a year (average of $200 per month) = $624 commission
Written by SuzyQ
This is a favorite line from directors to new consultants. I love this line. It’s used so frequently, and it has sort of moved from myth status to urban legend. Gee, it even appears on some top director’s web sites, so it must be true!.
And it only makes sense, doesn’t it? Of course the director will want to work with those who are really working. It sounds so logical, yet we know that in the Mary Kay world, nothing is quite the way it seems.
False income claims are the primary recruiting tool used by multi-level marketing companies to lure in new recruits. Mary Kay sales director Roya Mattis loves to say “if she can do it, I can do it too.” But what if “IT” is complete fiction, as is the case with Mattis? In yesterday’s article, Mary Kay Elite Executive Senior Sales Director Roya Mattis made the following three claims about her Mary Kay business:
- “…the home of our dreams, we moved in after three and a half years totally debt-free.”
- “[We]live in a new 7500 square foot dream home that my Mary Kay business paid for.”
- “I drive a FREE pink Cadillac.”
It was proven that Mattis was not “totally debt-free” upon moving into her dream home (nor is she now, as the house is under water with two mortgages), her Mary Kay business did not pay for said home, and the pink Cadillac she drives isn’t free.
Written by The Scribbler
Roya Mattis is a mover and shaker in Mary Kay Cosmetics. She is a top director and personifies the image of success Mary Kay Inc. would have you believe is attainable. Roya has a compelling story of success, so why would she feel the need to lie to make the story even more sensational?
Mary Kay I-Stories are out to get you. Really. The primary purpose of these emotion-packed, sounds-too-good-to-be-true testimonies of Mary Kay consultants, directors, and NSDs is to get you longing for whatever its teller claims to have received from their Mary Kay business. With any luck, you’ll be signing a Beauty Consultant Agreement long before Sam and Frodo get back from dumping the One Ring into Mount Doom, and what’s this? Why, those little hobbits are so brave, they even left some Mary Kay goodie bags and lip gloss samples with the Mouth of Sauron! Mary Kay Ash said to never prejudge people, after all, and you never know, the Mouth of Sauron could be your next team member! Just make sure you tell him that if he’s looking to make it as a director, he’ll want to keep the Card of Visa close by. Moving on.
This is the story of a former Mary Kay director who was taught to deceive women in order to get the numbers to move up. When her directorship finally ended, she and her husband were forced to put their dreams on hold while they recovered from near financial ruin.
Here is the truth and nothing but the truth. I have always tried to be straight forward and honest, but sometimes we lie to ourselves. Well over the last few months I have come to see clearly some things I have lied to myself and others about.
I signed up for Mary Kay 2 ½ years ago just to get my product at cost, since I was using plenty of it anyway. Well after doing some reading I found it was much more profitable than the MLM I was doing for 1 year before Mary Kay. It also offered a lot more as far as support and training.
This is the story of a new director who felt a lack of support and training, and who was topping off production to meet the $4,000 wholesale minimum. Lest you should think that is unusual and not the “Mary Kay way” …. think again. Many, many directors buy production every other month.
I don’t even know where to start. I’m so confused! I have been reading everything on your site for about a week or so. I know it’s ALL true! I was asked to “step down” as a director in April. I am a new director.
My unit couldn’t seem to make production every month. We would fall short and I would take care of it. I charged up all my credit cards and not because I have a “flawed personality”.
I did it because I Believed in the dream. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Right? I thought my “love checks” would get bigger and it would all work out. The only thing I achieved is about to file bankruptcy. I have an appointment with a lawyer today.
Written by SuzyQ
This is a favorite line used often in the context of seminar speeches and uplifting motivational “I stories” to answer the question “How did she do it?”
Let’s talk about that a little. The “god” that is used in Mary Kay is a little different than the One we were taught to worship. Mary Kay’s god has an amazing facility to “bless” unethical, immoral and dishonest practices. Mary Kay’s god blesses Cadillacs, recruiting pitches, skin care classes, unit clubs, top director trips, seminar openings, and warm chatting adventures.