The tactics used by Mary Kay ladies to recruit women into the scam know no bounds. Here we have a MK director who is trying to recruit a newly widowed woman who is “having a hard time making ends meet.” The director sent her a packet of information after a Zoom meeting, and the woman politely responded (after receiving the materials) that her friends weren’t interested so she didn’t think she could make money selling Mary Kay.
The responses by the other directors in the Director Tips Group on Facebook are sad and some of them are disgusting. The idea that the director is going to manipulate this newly widowed woman into MK with manipulative tactics is terrible. Things such as…
- Suggesting that her friends who aren’t interested in Mary Kay products are “controlling what she does”
- Knowing she needs to make money to “make ends meet” and still pushing this loser of an opportunity
- Using the death of her husband (“this new season of life”) as a hook to draw her in
- Saying that her very polite, to-the-point response was “fairly snotty”
- The suggestion to keep bothering her about MK when she has very clearly said no
- She’s “exhibiting fear and low self-esteem”???? How offensive to say that. She’s actually being assertive in a polite manner.
- It’s also offensive to suggest she is “allowing others to determine the course in their life” when all she has done is ask her friends their interest level. (And rightly so, if they’re not interested, she’s going to have a rough go of it. Even if the WERE interested, her friends still aren’t enough for her to turn a profit.)
- How laughable is it that someone suggested “if you give it a try and it’s not for you, just quit”??? Yeah, how often do they let you just quit? They twist your arm to stay in, especially if they’re afraid you’re going to return your inventory.
- So many people don’t know what Mary Kay has done for so many women. True. They don’t know the millions of women who have suffered massive financial losses because of MK.