My Unit Did Not Make Production
When your Mary Kay unit misses production, what do you do? Sales directors are required to have a minimum of $4,500 in wholesale orders from the unit each month. If your unit orders less than that, you’ve “missed production.”
Mary Kay Inc. gives you one month as a grace period. If you miss production that month, but make it the next month, you carry on with business as usual. But if you miss production two months in a row, your unit is taken away from you and you are not longer a sales director.
Marla McVay has been in Mary Kay for almost 20 years. And at the end of October she was in a panic because her unit had only ordered $3,000 wholesale, and they had already missed production in September. What happens!!!!???!?!?!?!?!
This article is less about Marla and more about the terrible advice that other sales directors like Carolyn Evans, Delores Hawk, Kristi Mimbela…. who are telling her to place a $1500 order!!! Yes, that’s right. They’re telling her to buy $1,500 wholesale on her own credit card.
Don’t you think that if she had actually sold $1500 wholesale/ $3000 retail of products, she would have already ordered? No. It’s encouraging the purchase of products she doesn’t need and isn’t selling, in order to keep a unit that isn’t work. Wake up, Marla. This is not a business, this is a pyramid scheme.