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Going Inactive and Making a Comeback

Here’s an interesting post from a woman in a Facebook group for Mary Kay consultants and directors. She’s saying that she went inactive (i.e. didn’t order $225 wholesale within a 3 month period). She also says she did “so much work” and did not turn a profit, and she’s not happy about the idea of working for no pay. She further says that Mary Kay was getting in the way of her time with God and other important things. (What happened to faith first, family second, MK third?)

What should she do?

As expected, all the Kaybots think she should stick with it. Throw common sense business advice out the window. Normal business people would assess what they’ve done, what the results are, and make a rational decision. (In this case: I did the work. I made no money. Time to quit.) But we can’t use a rational process in MK. Despite the fact that almost everyone loses money in MLM, we’re supposed to pretend that if this woman just sticks with it, she’ll eventually make money.

The responses are so brainwashed…

17 Comments

  1. Destiny Angel

    I notice Tracy has decided to place an $600 ws order each month but appears to have no plans to sell $1200 of product outside of her one skin care class. But at least she’ll get her Pink Bling.

  2. Dallas Boo

    Red Flag! MK is not a real business if the the only business advice presented to this consultant is to consider herself a missionary for God and order more product.

    Not one of these ladies mentioned or even acknowledged a profit & loss statement or Schedule C. They are all most likely losing money and have been all along. Yet weekly rah rah calls with her director, silly sashes and tacky trinkets are supposed to solve the issue of little to no sales.

    I hope this lady listened to her head and walked away from this time and money sucking scam. It isn’t a job, it isn’t a career and anyone who says so is only fooling themselves.

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  3. Kristen

    Sadly, Ellen advises the OP to do her online training with her director. This “training” is just a bunch of nonsense designed to brainwash her into buying inventory and recruiting. It will drain her bank account further, alienate her some more from friends and family, and eventually she’ll quit and walk away blaming herself.

    1. Char

      “Sadly, Ellen advises the OP to do her online training with her director. This “training” is just a bunch of nonsense designed to brainwash her into buying inventory and recruiting.” —

      Yep, because…..that’s how the director makes money.

      It’s almost too easy when we cut through the crap.

  4. AnonyMouse

    “God is all in this business. It is a ministry in itself.”
    “Opportunities are shared with ONLY those whom the Lord has chosen to carry this mission out.”
    “…there’s a reason why you’re in Mary Kay that’s where God put you…”
    “I would suggest going to God with your worries and fears. Mary Kay always said God first.”
    “Go at your business with the mind set of who can I bless today & see what happens. If it is all about the money, sometimes God will take that from us. If we make it more about him and who we can bless, he will guide us to the right people and down the right path.”
    “…ask God to give you the vision for your Mary Kay business. Ask God to Direct you and he will…God will bless you to get your $225 to get to Seminar 2021.”
    “…pray, you’ll see results.”

    I’m literally nauseated. The level of spiritual manipulation is off the charts. She says Mary Kay is getting in the way of her time with God and their answer is to make her time with God all about Mary Kay? Gross.

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  5. Sue

    I thought that Kaybots were supposed to share the opportunity with anyone and everyone. Now “Opportunities are shared with ONLY those whom the Lord has chosen to carry this mission out.” Really? Now, suddenly the opportunity has become a sacred mission.

    1. NayMKWay

      It just goes to show how logic flies out the window when you’re brainwashed.

      Another example: “Would you give up on a marriage after three months?” Did I miss the part of the MK contract that read, “Do you take this Starter Kit to be your lawfully wedded Life Partner, so help you God?” Come on, how about a sense of proportion, OK?

      It’s like they can’t think like rational people anymore.

    1. NayMKWay

      Not only false, but insulting, what with the implication that Michelle was going back on some solemn vow or major life committment. It’s. Just. Make-up.

      The gaslighting is inexcusable.

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