Your Name: Em
Date Joined Mary Kay: Didn’t Join
When Left Mary Kay or Still Active?: Totally left
Initial Inventory Purchased: $0 – Luckily
How were you recruited?: A friend brought me to the meetings and I was offered the 50$ deal for the month of October.
Memorable experience you had in Mary Kay: The only thing memorable was when I went to one of the meetings and there was barely anyone there. I thought there was going to be a lot of people there and that it was going to be a cute and fancy party, but I was wrong.
What did you learn from Mary Kay?: That when you say no, they don’t take it as an answer. I tried telling my recruiter who was the director that I couldn’t do this business and she went on and on about what she did when times where hard for her and about how Jesus when through tough stuff also. It made me angry because I believe in God and Jesus, but I rather not have them being used against me when have my problems seem minuscule compared to them.
What are you doing now?: I am working in retail. I think I rather work in retail and find a place to escape from customers than to have a one on one meeting with customers that are: A. Not interested, B. Only want one thing or C. Psycho’s in disguise.
Additional Comments: I think the way I was recruited was personally by manipulation, but at the same time, my foolish ambitions to get rich. When I sat there that night and thought about what the hell I was really doing in this business. it is time consuming. I am a college student and I already had enough in my plate. When I spoke to her about this, she went on, trying to convince me to reconsider, and even went as far as to talking about religion and such when I was only interested in talking about leaving the business. She tried to guilt trip me. To the point, that when I told her I couldn’t go to one of the meetings because of a family meeting that was very important, she told me to reschedule that for the meeting. Excuse me. But I didn’t have time as it is to see family, but to tell me to reschedule it, pushed me over the edge, thus made me change my mind to join.