Sending Pink Truth Links to Consultants is Devastating

Tell me….. If Pink Truth is filled with lies….

And if we’re just crazy people who didn’t work hard…

And if our opinions of Mary Kay are much like people saying God isn’t real…

And we’re just all around silly…

Then why would it matter if the consultants in your unit received a link to Pink Truth and had a look around?

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  1. I’m going to breakdown the statement “Pink Truth is a place that attracts cyber bullies” when it’s actually Mary Kay that deliberately trains people to become bullies.

    In order to communicate effectively we need to define our terms.

    Wikipedia defines bullies as “the use of force, coercion, hurtful teasing or threat to abuse aggressively, dominate or intimidate. Behaviour is repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception (by the bully or by others) of an imbalance of power. This imbalance of physical or social power distinguishes bullying from conflict.

    Bullying is a sub category of aggressive behaviour characterized by hostile intent, imbalance of power and repetition over a period of time.

    I will address the imbalance of power first. The entire structure of Mary Kay shows who is in power and who is not. You are even colour coded and decorated to show how much or how little power you have.

    Next, coercion is a mainstay of Mary Kay and it’s an open secret. Often (not always) people are coerced into signing up. You are definitely coerced into buying inventory. You can’t hide that fact just because you call it “coaching”.

    Consultants are often coerced into attending meetings, conferences, retreats and of course Seminar no matter what their personal circumstances are. There is a lot more coercion happening but I think I’ve made my point.

    As for hurtful teasing or threat of abuse I am reminded of consultants who shared that they had to hold on to stuffed skunks at unit meetings because of their negative attitudes or lack of sales/recruits/sane questions etc. public humiliation is abuse. The threat of it by directors and higher ups is very real. “Lazy losers, negative Nellie’s, bad apples etc.” are just a few examples of the bullying that takes place in MK. There are even letters in existence written by Mary Kay herself shaming consultants. This is not “coaching” either.

    Hostility and domination are cornerstones of the Mary Kay faith. Open hostility happens whenever someone higher up the pyramid doesn’t like your attitude/questions/sanity/refusal to take on more debt etc. it also happens when you leave MK. You are labeled and shunned. Heaven forbid you want to return your inventory.

    All of these things are on a constant repetitive loop. These actions are expected, perpetuated, encouraged and celebrated.

    Since it’s obvious that Pink Truth is a large and thriving community it should be apparent that these are not isolated incidents. This is the true culture of MK. If you disagree you are not being honest with yourself. I know there are some folks who truly had good intentions, but most of you recognize deep down that you are banking on your downline to lose money so you can make money.

    You know you’re recruiting people who don’t have enough money to pay their way through an MK career. You knowingly prey on vulnerable people using awful tactics to drag people into the pyramid because people are just numbers to you.

    Your recruits are your real customers because you need their orders to meet production to sustain your life, drive your car, “earn” your own prizes trips etc. the sad thing is you don’t realize you are also MK’ corp’s true customer even though you know outside sales are not important.

    I think it’s time to look in the mirror and into your heart with pure honesty to decide who the real bullies are. I really hope you do so you can turn your life around.

    To my fellow Pink Truthers I apologize for the long post and using up all of the etcétera’s and ellipses for the day, but there are still plenty of exclamation points! Oh wait, there’s one less now.

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  2. Great post, Fogfree. MK is nothing but punching down, from NSD downward.

    In a real job, you wouldn’t put up with a manager or supervisor who constantly told you in a million passive aggressive ways that you sucked. Or publicly humiliated you in a group meeting because you missed a quota or said something they didn’t agree with. Or told you you couldn’t wear a certain clothing or jewelry because that’s for managers only. You’d report them to HR or find another job.

    Just remember that without the IBC no one rises. Without her orders and recruitment, a director+ is screwed. No love checks, no car, no advancement. If enough IBCS leave, bye-bye unit. Whatever they have was paid for by the maxed out credit cards of their downline.

    Come on, ladies. Why should you be paying for your upline’s cars and vacations? What are you getting out of it, really? A few cheap prizes that you’re basically paying for yourself?

    The suits and skunks are just tools to keep you in mental submission so you don’t realize that you’ve got a royal flush while they’re bluffing on a pair of deuces.

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    • @Popinki, what’s sad is that I did tolerate terrible environments in my years of teaching. The funny thing is how parallel the thinking between MK and education that kept me there.
      “Nobody said it would be easy.” (Teaching or MK)
      “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” (Teaching or MK)
      “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” (But whose definition of “doing well” ??)
      I could go on and on.
      Somewhere along the line the lights did come on. Thank God! I have finally recognized my self worth and won’t tolerate being taken advantage of any longer.

      • “If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

        And yet we are constantly bombarded with women saying how easy it is to make money in MLMs. “Executive pay for part time work”, “work in small pockets of your life” and “make money while you are scrolling on your phone”.

        We know differently. We’ve seen the screenshots, the figures are out there, in Canada at least. We’ve seen the lying by omission. We’ve seen them lying outright.

        No doubt Ms. Goff will accuse us of taking her words out of context and “slanting” them. But if ‘their truth™” is too fragile to be exposed to the critical light of of people looking at it from the outside, then perhaps it isn’t a “truth”?

      • “..what’s sad is that I did tolerate terrible environments in my years of teaching. The funny thing is how parallel the thinking between MK and education that kept me there.”—

        That was manipulation and doublespeak that made you think the two could compare. (I know you know it now.)

        “Nobody said it would be easy.” (Teaching or MK)
        “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” (Teaching or MK)

        MLMers need to analyze what “it” is. For example, we could easily say:

        Nobody said [robbing the bank] would be easy.
        If [busting out of prison] were easy, everyone would do it.

        MK is an endless-chain recruiting scheme (MLM) where downline must lose money for upline to make it, etc.. It’s “not easy” conning enough people into your unit to make decent money in an MLM scam. In fact, it’s damn “hard work”….all that lying and pretending….trying to recruit everyone and their sister. Not to mention all that ordering. Oy.

        “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” (But whose definition of “doing well” ??)—

        I would also ask, “Doing well at what?” (Explained above.)

  3. “I have used the analogy that I believe that God is real, though if I googled ‘is God real’ on the interenet I would find thousands of people saying my beliefs were wrong.”—

    Exactly what point is she trying to make? I believe Santa is real, though if I googled ‘is Santa real’ on the internet, I would find thousands of people saying my beliefs were wrong.

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    • “The suits and skunks are just tools to keep you in mental submission so you don’t realize that you’ve got a royal flush while they’re bluffing on a pair of deuces.”

      This is brilliant P!

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    • I always wonder how that got started. Is it because they can’t fathom that anyone would quit willingly? Or is “terminated” just an excuse for contempt? Does being pwned by a mere red jacket for two decades hurt their egos too much so she had to be a director?

      • The pinkwashed CANNOT fathom that people would quit. MK is wonderful, so why would anyone willingly quit?

        Those who quit are “lazy losers” who didn’t work hard enough, didn’t work it the MK way, didn’t have a big enough belief, etc.

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        • @Lazy Gardens, I was a red jacket for two decades, lol.

          I just didn’t work hard enough 😢

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