Lauren Wagner Is Still on the Mary Kay Merry-Go-Round
Written by Frosty Rose and Parsonsgreen
We spend a lot of time here talking about Jamie Taylor and her national area. Why? Is it because she’s unique? No. Does she stand out? Only in her wide-open social media presence.
Jamie Taylor is the living, breathing embodiment of the impossibility of getting ahead in Mary Kay or any other MLM. Even at the tippy top of the pyramid, Jamie continues to grind away, churning through recruits and directors, as the sand slips relentlessly out from under her feet. And she teaches her offspring directors this mode of being as well.
Let’s turn today to Lauren Wagner. If you remember, Lauren was a director when Jamie first debuted as a national. But she “took a step back to fix her faith.”
Yeah, right. She lost her directorship because she couldn’t make production. And now she’s back in DIQ, churning through recruits, trying to fill a bottomless sinkhole by pouring in more frontloaded new consultants. (See what DIQ was like for Lauren last time in this video.)
But her Mary Kay training in the cult of responsibility has seeped through every fiber of her being, and she can’t help but see her own fault in everything. Even when she spins it as God’s perfect will. She’s being told, “Every setback is a setup for a comeback.” She says herself that her failure is all a part of God’s plan. But God’s plan for what? To glorify a company that abuses women? To drive Lauren and her underlings even deeper in debt in pursuit of Fame, Fortune, and the Title of NSD (which Jamie proves is not as secure as MK would have us believe)?
There’s not a single thing in the Bible I read that would support this level of prosperity doctrine. And there’s quite a bit about not leading others astray, not lying, and not cheating. Nowhere does it say “Take God as your business partner,” or “Pray like it all depends on Him, but work like it all depends on YOU.” I’ve never read anything about God caring what my title is, or whether I wear close-toed shoes. I would feel really sorry for Lauren if she weren’t perpetuating this crap to the people around her, online and undoubtedly in person.
Lauren, you don’t look grateful and energized. You look tired and overwhelmed (not with gratitude). I know little kids will do that to you. But so will grinding away day after day, building a castle in the sand that will crumble the second you stop to breathe. Take my advice, quit while you’re less behind.
And for those who are considering Mary Kay as a viable business opportunity, ask yourself this. At what level of the pyramid can you reasonably expect some kind of security in your position?
Consultant? They’re a dime a dozen.
Director? Lauren lost her directorship, along with 11 other directors in Jamie’s national area since her debut almost two years ago.
National director? This year, Jamie’s area will have to start keeping up with minimum requirements in order for her to keep her position. From the outside, it looks fairly certain that she won’t be able to do so.
All that work, all those lies, all that manipulation. It will all vanish like mist in the wind. And corporate will have made a hefty profit on all the extra orders made to give the illusion of success.