Warning: Placing an Order for a Consultant
If you spent any time in Mary Kay, you probably became aware of sales directors and DIQs placing inventory orders for others. Sometimes it’s legit, and sometimes it’s not. The not: someone is trying to finish a unit or a car or a unit club, and they need more people or more orders. The scams range from signing someone up for MK without their knowledge and placing an order in their name, to reactivating an old consultant with an order they don’t know about, or placing an order in the name of a more current consultant without her knowledge.
It seems Mary Kay Inc. is at least looking at the issues and giving people the below warning when they place an order in someone else’s name. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying MK is actually trying to crack down on these stealth orders. Not at all. They benefit to the tune of MILLIONS of dollars of rogue orders a year. What they’re really doing is making it look like their compliance function is active and they’re making sure they don’t look like a pyramid scheme.