Date Joined MK: September 2006
Highest Level Achieved: Team Leader
When Left MK Or Are You Still Active: In process of leaving, not active
Initial Inventory Purchased: $1,800.00
How were you recruited?
A gal at work had a quick show during our lunch break. Her sister (the consultant) recruited me after I agreed to host my own show. She became my Director.
What about Mary Kay appealed to you most?
The extra money. I was and still am a college student working full time as well. I had just bought a brand new car and needed a little help with bills. Plus, I loved and still love the product.
Tell us about one of your most memorable or embarassing situations while in Mary Kay
My worst moment was my first show. Everything that could go wrong… did go wrong. Recruiting my first team member was fun… but now I just regreat it.
What did you learn from your Mary Kay experience?
Not to be a sucker. To look at my own financial situation and make my own decisions. Not to allow someone else to decide what I can and can’t afford. My credit was ruined from Mary Kay. I was only 18 years old! My Director easily talked me into opening a credit card of $2,500 to place my first order. And the credit card I already had (and was managing well) was maxed out with my starter kit, web page, business cards and section two items. My credit score has gone from 730 to 610 in less than a year.
What are you doing now? Working full or part time? Working from home? etc.
I am still a full time student and working full time at a restaurant as a server and at a second job. I am still trying to pay all my bills off. All I have to say is thank God I am still living with my parents. If not I would have had to declare bankruptcy by now, and I would not be driving the car I do.
My major reason for leaving Mary Kay is becuase after Career Confrence this March my Director really upset me. I had already been putting all the important relationships I had on hold. My family life was suffering, my relationship with my sister (my best friend) was slipping away, and my boyfriend and I were arguing more than ever. Then my Director questioned my reasons for wanting to get a college education. “Why do you really want to become an Accountant? You would be so much better off by building your Mary Kay business.” And that really irritated me. School is so important to me. And that is when I realized she was in it for herself. She didn’t care about me personally. I look back in regret at my Mary Kay “Career”.