Pink Truth Is Way Too Negative

Why are you doing this? Anytime I look for something for my business your blog comes up. I do understand that this did not work for you, but its not a blanket experience. It works for some and not for others.

The 4 minutes it takes me to type this isn’t really worth it, but its hard for me to understand where God plays a role in the time and energy you have put into making this website. Its filled with negative rants about how it didn’t work for you. But it does work for others, many others, enough others that it can be given a fair chance. It just seems like you are bitter because it didn’t work for you.

Its hard to believe Wal-Mart does not work for everyone (shoppers, employees, distributors) but it still stands as a multi-billion dollar company…., there are thousand of companies or jobs that just didn’t work for some people, but that does not make it bad for everyone. I truly believe that your analytical and writing skills can be channeled to really do something amazing….just not this. This is just way too negative and I have to find a way to block your site from my searches. I don’t know your name, but I will be praying that God heal your heart from whatever tore a hole in it. God bless.

22 Comments

  1. MLM Radar

    Internet search engines are conspiring against Mary Kay! Blame the software geeks! But don’t blame Mary Kay for running a corrupt company that triggers all those negative search engine hits.

  2. Char

    “but its hard for me to understand where God plays a role in the time and energy you have put into making this website.”

    Another Mary Kay consultant questioning God’s will. For shame.

    “I don’t know your name, but I will be praying that God heal your heart from whatever tore a hole in it.”

    There she goes again doubting God’s work. He already did heal it, and so much so, that this is a proactive website warning of fraud. Or is she suggesting God didn’t do a good job? That his work is flawed? Yikes.

  3. Neverpink

    “But it does work for others, many others, enough others that it can be given a fair chance. It just seems like you are bitter because it didn’t work for you.”

    It “works” for others because they’re faking it to you. They’re putting up a front of success, even the NSDs. They’re taught to “fake it til you make it”. I wouldn’t believe any woman in an MLM’s success until she could show me definitive proof of her income via Schedule C. And even then, that “success” is harvested off the backs of everyone below her.

    Since so many consultants are *taught to lie*, you can’t gauge how successful they are by the show they put on. You need cold, hard evidence.

    1. MLM Radar

      Notice that she never said Mary Kay was working for her.

      I wonder why she’s searching the internet for ideas on how to make her Mary Kay business work. Was the “free” training she got from her Director and NSD not enough?

      It appears that what she got from her “free” training was just vague envy-baiting, and no real instruction. There’s a reason for that. You can’t succeed when the game is rigged against you.

  4. PeachyNotPink

    “Its hard to believe Wal-Mart does not work for everyone (shoppers, employees, distributors) but it still stands as a multi-billion dollar company….,”

    Walmart doesn’t ask it’s employees to buy inventory of Walmart items, store them in their garages, and then recruit anyone who may seem even the tiniest bit interested in a Walmart inventory item.

    Walmart is a retail business. Mary Kay is an MLM. Totally different business models. One has a track record of success, the other has a track record of failure for 99.9% of the people who join.

  5. SassyFuchsia

    God doesn’t care about your pyramid scheme Karen.

    Also, the fact that over 99% of people do not make any money in these kinds of “businesses” is proof they that do not work for many people.

  6. ragtopcutlas

    “Its hard to believe Wal-Mart does not work for everyone (shoppers, employees, distributors)”…..

    Wal-Mart does not work for me. Some shoppers prefer smaller venues with less people.

    This site provides the truth about direct sales companies. The contributors are not bitter, simply very knowledgeable concerning the business practices of Mary Kay consultants and sales directors (plus NSDs). This site is a fount of information from women (and men) who care enough to help someone else avoid costly mistakes.

    “me thinks she doth protest too much”

  7. NayMKWay

    “Anytime I look for something for my business your blog comes up.”

    – And just what might you be looking for? Reasons why no one wants to buy from you? Why warm chatting doesn’t work? Why you’re not making any money? Why your upline keeps asking you to S_T_R_E_T_C_H (i.e., spend more money on inventory)?

    Why do you suppose this site keeps popping up? Could it be God trying to warn you about Mary Kay? He does after all, work in mysterious ways. Remember the story of the guy caught in a flood on the roof of his house? He turned away a firetruck, a boat, and a helicopter trying to rescue him, repeatedly saying “God will save me.”

    He drowned, of course, and when he saw God, he demanded to know why God had not answered his prayers. God told him, “I sent you a firetruck, a boat, and a helicopter, what more do you want?” Don’t ignore what’s right in front of you simply because it’s not what you want to see.

    This site is named Pink Truth for a reason. Tracy created it to warn women like you who have been misled by the Mary Kay lies. Here is where you will find the real answers to the questions you have, instead of platitudes and thought-stopping cliches.

    Take a moment to consider: why do Tracy and the other contributors keep this site going? It’s money out of Tracy’s pocket, and unpaid time from the other contributors. Do you really think they’re just bitter and resentful? Nonsense. Bitterness and resentment have nothing to do with it; it’s a matter of doing what’s right. And what’s right is to warn people that Mary Kay doesn’t work for anyone but a select (and lucky) few. 99% of Mary Kay IBCs lose money. Ninety. Nine. Percent. Walmart may not pay much, but at least you’re earning instead of losing.

    For the record, I have never been in Mary Kay, I do not work for a competitor, and I have no personal axe to grind. My only motivation for taking time to write this is to help you. I hope you read it and take it to heart.

    1. JanRD

      “For the record, I have never been in Mary Kay, I do not work for a competitor, and I have no personal axe to grind.”

      Well said, NayMKWay. There are many of us who read and comment on this site that have never been in Mary Kay or worked for a competitor. We are not bitter and resentful, but support Pink Truth in its efforts to educate people. There is no way to know exactly how many people this site has helped lead out of the pink fog, but we love hearing from them.

      1. SpaceMonkeyMafia

        I would like to say first, I am not now, nor have I ever been affiliated with Mary Kay. This is simply my personal opinion.

        First off a true Christian would not judge another’s heart, or their relationship with our Lord. Weather her actions are Right or Wrong, it is Gods position to make that determination.

        Second, Just because her site comes up when you search things related to Mary Kay, doesn’t mean you have to click on it, you act like it annoys you so much ( but, is it really that much of a nuisance to scroll one inch down and pass over it) In my opinion it seems more likely that you can’t stand the popularity that this blog (which casts MK in such a bad light) has gained so much popularity in the search engines ( you do realize the fact that it appears so much during searches for Mary Kay is because it has gained a good deal of popularity and page views). As much as Mary Kay and their following may not like it, Those who post to this site are simply exercising their 1st Amendment right to speak their mind ( you know the same right that allowed you you to criticize them in your post). Unlike Mary Kay however at least they believe in allowing both sides to freely express their feelings and opinions, those who truly don’t fear the truth usually do that.

        And yes, NO company is going to be right for EVERYONE, no one is saying that. But as many others have stated MLM’s like Mary Kay have a 99% failure rate for those involved, and can lead to shattered lives and financial ruin. Walmart, or any other legit store for that matter is upfront with its employees, customers, etc., prices are clearly posted if a customer chooses not to purchase they can go elsewhere. Employees sign agreements and know their salaries and benefits upfront, if they don’t like them, they can quit. And Walmart has never called me up and pressured me to take out loans or borrow money to come buy things I don’t need, just because a new product line came out.

        We all know why folks like you don’t like sites like this, but don’t try to mask it behind religion, big business, or any of that other nonsense. You don’t like it, don’t visit it. This blog isn’t Mary Kay, no one’s pressuring you to visit it just because it popped up on your screen.

  8. NeverAgain

    I was in MK and I wish that I had found Pink Truth before I signed because if I had, I would not have done it. I would have recognized the tactics and scripts my director used and made a decision based on facts rather than emotion. In addition to being a consultant, I also worked as my director’s assistant. Being behind the scenes was eye opening. My director would tell me that I saw and heard things because I was her assistant and that I should not talk to any of the women in the unit about it. It was only then, after about six months of working for her and attending the events and listening to the training calls of the former national (a story for another day), that I finally started to do some research, found Pink Truth, and opted to leave both the assistant job and the unit and to never get involved in another mlm.

    Interestingly, my present boss is also a Paparazzi consultant. I like jewelry and comment quite frequently on the pieces she wears. Instead of seeing me as a potential customer, though, she said that I should join her team. Luckily, she isn’t a hard sales person like my former MK director was, because that would be uncomfortable (as well as inappropriate) at work, but I thought it telling that she saw more value in my being a team member than in being a customer. Such is the structure of the mlm.

  9. BestDecision

    It would be awesome if you’d discover the usage of an apostrophe.

    Signed,
    A Former Cadillac Director with Offspring

    PS: And what’s your unit size? Before you judge us, do answer that one.

  10. BestDecision

    The new Applause is out, and only 5 NSDs are on target for Inner Circle. That’s less than half the normal amount.

    So, please, don’t tell me we are negative when the numbers are right in front of you to face.

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