Are You Active or Inactive?
If Inactive, Date You Left MK:
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased:
100.00 (start up kit)
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details.
At the time i wanted to supplement my income and thought Mary Kay sounded like a good way to do it. My daughter was about 3 at the time and I also worked part-time at an accounting office. I found a SD (she was a Director in Training) online and called her, I just wanted to know more about it. I also have a cosmetology license and love working with cosmetics, so i thought that I would be in good company.
When I called my SD to talk about MK with her, she was so nice and thrilled that i called her. She invited me over to her house for a free facial so we could talk about the “opportunity”.
Once I got to her house, we completed the facial and she told me that there was no commitment to buy-that i could run my business the way i wanted.
That day I received my kit and all the information included. After I looked through it all i was overwhelmed. What was all this about buying inventory to win a ladder pin? There were even 2 advertisements for credit cards, so you could get credit to order your inventory.
We had little income and no way was I going to apply for credit. My SD asked me if any friends or family could offer to help me with my inventory. She also told me that I should quit my part time accounting job and do MK full time!
My first meeting was at a hotel in a conference room, and we actually had to pay to enter. (I think it was 2 dollars) When i did that, i knew something was up. There were about 20 or so other women and they were so fake happy. I sat there and listened to the head director talk about all their sales and awards. She looked exhausted.
A few weeks later my SD invited me over to view training videos, and told me that whenever you place an order she will have a party for her group. You are only invited if you make sales or order (it was one or the other) So I basically thought I have to pay to hang out with you?
After she begged and begged me to order inventory, I finally told her this wasn’t for me. I never heard from her again and she took me off all her email lists, etc. It was like i never existed.
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it.
Nothing really, it all just seemed really phony, and I am glad that I didn’t get sucked in to the cult.
What are you doing now?
Living my life MK free and having no regrets!
Feel free to include any additional comments here:
It is true I should have done more research before I purchased my starter kit. I think if you are helping someone else earn profits for the work you do yourself is a scam. If you like MK products there are hundreds of them for sale on ebay, you don’t even need a consultant.