Say No to Mary Kay!
I am not making this up. Someone really put together this handout with crazy, crazy nonsense about Mary Kay. This is the epitome of deception in the recruiting process. Oh my… have a look and add your own comments!
Some of the funnier falsehoods perpetrated in this document:
- Some 30 million customers purchase approximately 200 million Mary Kay products each year. (Consultants are the customers. And they purchase products they never sell to a real customer!)
- Mary Kay is #4 in Internet retail sales in the world. (Says who?)
- The Team Manager program was designed for women who want to work with a team, drive a free car, yet keep their jobs, while adding $18,000 to$20,000 per year to their income. The Team Manager position takes approximately 20 hours per week and can be earned in from one to four months from beginning with the company. (This simply doesn’t happen. It’s not part-time, and a car driver doesn’t make $18,000 to $20,000.)
- Mary Kay is #1 in brand loyalty among customers who buy skin care products. Three out of five women will buy the product after being introduced to it. It is estimated that 80% will continue to use the Basic Skin Care after they have been introduced to the product. (Says who?)
- Training classes are equal to college courses in marketing, communications, personnel, and small business management. Training is free and local. (Hilarious! Mary Kay “training” is simply about recruiting. There is very little to be learned other than how to recruit, and what you learn in Mary Kay … things like “be too dumb to doubt” and “fake it till you make it”… have no resemblance to college.)
- Management positions are possible with one to four months of qualifying time. You decide when. Income is $2,500 – $3,000 per month as a new director. (Completely fabricated numbers. New directors make about $500 to $1,000 per month if they’re lucky, which is less than minimum wage. Many directors are actually losing money.)