Mary Kay nsd Jamie Taylor recently held her “9 Losers on a Beach” event, otherwise known as “Pink Retreat 2022.” Basically, Jamie rents a house, you pay for everything else, and you create a bunch of social media content (i.e. bait for new recruits) while you’re there.
While there with the other sales directors, Rachel Ryan was trying to finish up her first unit club so she could be permitted to go to dinner with another nsd, Lisa Madson.
This is so exciting, right? NO. The first unit club is $300k. It represents about $125k in orders by Rachel’s unit. Which might bring in about $35,000 in commissions, if she’s lucky. That’s BEFORE any business expenses. Only a small percentage of directors get to unit club level. How hilarious that we are so excited over Rachel making the equivalent of about $16 per hour (without factoring in any business expenses)?
Our member Mountaineer95 provided this great breakdown of the situation on our discussion board:
- The “sales” she is “hustling” for on vacay are NOT sales made by her [consultants] to the end consumer; she is focused ONLY on wholesale orders that her unit will place. It doesn’t matter if the products her unit orders are actually already sold; that aspect is NEVER important to her. It doesn’t matter if you, the [consultant] in her unit, have already received money from your customer that you’ll use to order the item your customer wants. You WILL be encouraged to order wholesale products even if you have no buyers committed to buy them. Her “hustle” for “sales” is STRICTLY about getting you, the [consultant], to order as much wholesale product as you possibly can (frankly, even MORE than what you “possibly can”, via a new credit card, loans from family, etc).
- Timing is crucial for this director…while it might not benefit YOU to place the order by the last day of the month (like if you’re spacing our your orders to properly maintain your quarterly purchases that allow you to still buy at wholesale prices), that fact will be totally brushed over by this director…she does not care how your purchase best serves YOU; she only cares that it supports her needs/goals. Your order needs to be in by HER deadline, even if this timeline doesn’t support YOUR needs as [a consultant].
- What does this “vacation hustle” mean? Well, if you’re [a consultant] in her unit, it should tell you that while they proclaim that you make your own schedule and work when you want (giving you that extensive family time they brag about, BTW), you really don’t.
Doesn’t this vacation with 9 Losers on a Beach sound great?