Are You Active or Inactive?
active–trying to send stuff back and get out!
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased:
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details.
I was recruited from a friend of mine from college. I actually did a “facial” with her a couple months back, and got suckered into signing up…however, she told me that she would give me 24 hours to think about it and to discuss with my fiance, and if I decided not to do it, she would rip up the contract, which she did. Flash to two months forward. After recently moving my job, I thought “why not sell Mary Kay?” even though my fiance was against it, and he directed me to talk to his mom, who used to sell it and made me aware of the loopholes that they don’t tell you about. She said as long as I get 50% on EVERYTHING, to go ahead and sign up for it, but she warned me about inventory. I signed up because I got a free Miracle Set with the cost of my starter kit that I plan on sending back, along with my inventory. On my way home, I talked to my future mother-in-law again, and decided I would not do it. Well, when I let her know I changed my mind…I was already locked into the system. She told me things like “you’re just nervous, I know that you’ll be great at this, I have a peace about it.” Funny, because two days later I was coerced into buying the inventory, and I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who had the wool pulled over her eyes. I’m not pushy, I’m not really a salesperson personality AT ALL. I was convinced to sink 1800 into inventory (which came out to 2145 after taxes), which nearly depleted my joint savings account with my fiance. She told me that she would write me a personal check for 10% if I didn’t sell anything, and it sounded like a good idea, although I was foolish and didn’t consult with my fiance before making this decision. I met with her, and she set up the party date, even though I was still floundering. I told myself that I would sit down with my fiance when I had a plan, and see how it went. My fiance found the starter kit delivered to our home when I was gone, and flipped his lid!! My fiance and I have had serious problems because of this, and I hate to say it, Mary Kay has come close to ruining our relationship. We are trying to heal through this, but it is going to take time, and we are getting married in three months. When I told her I wanted to send everything back, she told me I can’t just send it back, and it’s a process…I didn’t even know I could send back my starter kit!! Am very happy and thankful that I am sending EVERYTHING back. She also told me we needed to have at least one party before I send everything back. She’s not being respectful to my needs or those of my family’s.
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it.
None…didn’t even have a party!!:)
What are you doing now?
Trying to heal, and trying to get out of it!! It’s not worth it, especially if it is going to jeopardize my relationship with my soon to be husband! They tell you God first, family second, and MK last, but when I kept objecting about how I didn’t want to do this, I was told that it would be okay, and that she had peace and he would come around (it’s been two weeks, and he DEFINITELY has not come around and definitely has not been happy with my decision)
Don’t believe the hype! My sales director/recruiter (who was a friend of mine from college) swore up and down that my fiance would come around, even when I kept saying “I don’t know about this”….I had sleepless nights worrying about my decision (and I am normally somebody who is EXTREMELY good with money and responsible with money!!), my anxiety has been through the roof, and I felt like, as somebody who is well educated, fairly intelligent and savvy…I totally got duped. I can’t get over the fact that MK nearly ruined my relationship, and we’re still trying to work through it. STAY AWAY FROM MK!!! While I’m sure it works for some, it doesn’t work for everybody, and that’s the truth.