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The only party I was invited to that I was actually interested in was for Origami Owl. Awesome concept, but way overpriced. I didn't go (or I would have bought something!), but it would have been fun.
I had a really awful experience with a former co-worker who sold Mary Kay.
I stupidly told her I liked ONE of their products and would order it from her. Then the pressure started to have a party. I said no. Repeatedly. Then she started asking me to attend a party. I tried to beg off explaining as nicely as I could that other than that one item, I just want interested in MK products. She responded by talking about how she was trying to develop her business, it would be so good for her, no pressure could I just come? And like a sucker I gave in.
So I go to this party after work one night. When the address I was given turns out to be an office and not somebody's house - I'm confused but go in and it turns out this is the local MK headquarters. Okay. Party happens as usual. But THEN, just as I think the party is winding down and I can go home, we are all ushered into a big room and it turns into what I can only describe as a church revival like recruiting effort for more sales people. They had one testimonial after another and sales reps stationed around the room who would yell out "Awesome!" when someone would tell us how much money they made selling.
I had had enough and got up to leave. They actually had someone stationed at the door so you couldn't just walk out. They insisted I see my co-worker before I left who unbelievably tried to get me to sign-on to being a sales rep. I told her no.
So we're done, right? Nope. Shortly after the revival debacle she asks me if I would help her improve her sales pitch by listening to it and giving her feedback. I suspected this was just another ploy to get me to sign-on and told her if she really just wanted to practice, I'd help but that I was absolutely NOT INTERESTED in becoming a sales rep. She assured me she just wanted to practice.
The night before we're scheduled to meet she calls me to confirm and mentions her regional sales manager will be joining us. I blew my stack. She quickly backtracked and assured me they weren't trying to recruit me, it would just be the two of us, please still come. Totally against my better judgement I agreed.
So, we go to lunch, she does her sales pitch asks for feedback. Is there any reason someone wouldn't want to become a sales rep? Then of course she asks me to become a sales rep.
I just stared at her for a few seconds. Then I said not only did I absolutely *not* want to become a sales rep - but this entire experience had completely soured me on MK - that I frankly wasn't a fan before but from that point forward, I would avoid the company, its products and most importantly it sales reps - like the plague. I told her I was done and to not *ever* approach me about anything MK related in the future and then I got up and left.
Live fast, die young. Bad Girls do it well. Suki Zuki.
I'm an Arbonne consultant. I really like the products, and I use the consultant membership to keep my discount. I haven't really ever tried to build my business, but I could if I wanted to. I've been a consultant for seven years. One of my friends recently got involved in Mary Kay, and for a while she kept inviting me to parties. Usually, it would be on Facebook, so I'd just ignore it. If she asked me in person, I'd remind her that I'm more than happy being an Arbonne consultant. Every now and then she tries to get me to come to a party, try a product, or consider signing up, but not as much. I think the novelty is wearing off for her. I haven't heard her talk about it much. I think it would be great for her to use Mary Kay as a way to make money and have fun. I just want her to remember that I'm not interested.
@JCbride2015 I love the products too. I don't buy all of them, but I wish I could. I let my friends and family order through me for the discount. The only time I charged people full price was when I used Arbonne to assist with a fundraiser for my aunt who lost everything she owned to a house fire. I think the products are great, and I don't mind helping my friends and family to be able to afford them.
Ugh - my ex-boyfriend was one of those suckers who would jump on any of those MLM pyramid scheme deals. For years I had to listen to these supplements called "Rain" which I think finally folded, but then he got into those damned ViSalus shakes about a year before we broke up. Around the same time he started those shakes, he also got a job at a lawn service, so he was walking 10 hours a day. He lost around 30 pounds I think, and of COURSE he tried to play it off as it was the miracle shakes that did it! Not the fact that he was physically active for 10 hours per day. He's a complete douchebag though anyway.
I had to hide a friend who sells that Skinny Fiber shit. You can go and get the active ingredient, Glucomannan, for like $10 at Vitamin Shoppe....but no, you MUST order this bottle for $59.95 plus shipping because it's a miracle! Ugh - I also hate the ItWorks wraps.
I don't get how "ItWorks" works. You wrap yourself up to lose weight? So can I do the same thing with an ace bandage and some lotion?
I was FB friends with a woman who became obsessed with selling organo gold coffee- I don't know much about it other than it is coffee but she would spam everybody with these quasi-inspirational "reach for the stars" rubbish quotes and sayings about the coffee and what it gave her. It was sad, it seems like it is almost cult-like. It got so creepy I had to hide it all!
I have multiple people on my list that sell some type of mascara or Itworks. I have all of those people's post blocked on my friends feed and their pages of pinterest hidden to since they share information about them on there, too.
But I cannot find a goddamn friend that sells Avon, so I can buy skin so soft from them.
I did Vector/Cutco as my summer "job" during high school once. I only did about 3 sales before I realized that, yeah, this is not for me. I'm pretty sure that they do the sales person pitch to get profit, since those knife last for freaking ever, and I had to buy my sample set. I still have the set though, and I can cut through just about anything easily. Good product, bad sales.
snippet17 said:I have multiple people on my list that sell some type of mascara or Itworks. I have all of those people's post blocked on my friends feed and their pages of pinterest hidden to since they share information about them on there, too.But I cannot find a goddamn friend that sells Avon, so I can buy skin so soft from them.
I have multiple people on my list that sell some type of mascara or Itworks. I have all of those people's post blocked on my friends feed and their pages of pinterest hidden to since they share information about them on there, too.But I cannot find a goddamn friend that sells Avon, so I can buy skin so soft from them.