Are You Active or Inactive?
Active for less then a year
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased:
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details.
I met my director roughly 4 years ago at a skin care party right before I got married. She made it sound like an amazing opportunity but with wedding planning I wasn’t about to take on something else. We kept in contact and I occasionally bought product or got a phone call/text/email about a sale. One day she called me about free product if I went to a seminar with her. I needed product so I went along with it. I drove an hour out of my way, sat there for 2 hours and listened to Gloria. I loved her, she made it sound so easy. AND then I was suckered in!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it.
I should have known it was a bad decision when NO ONE showed up to my debut party, except my Mom )>: I was mortified (even cried) but tried to make the best of it. At my first party I sold $300 and was so excited and proud of myself however my director was far less thrilled and seemed annoyed that I didn’t book any parties from that one. At my next party it was the same thing all over again. No one was interested in booking parties and only seemed to buy product because they felt sorry for me.
There were several things that bothered me through the months..one in particular was when they were giving away Coach bags to consultants and 1 party host. ALL I had to do was book 10 PARTIES with 10 OR MORE WOMEN IN ATTENDANCE in the next 48 hours. Then I had to give my director $100 and that would go in the pot for a Coach bag for me and my party host… huh???!! Another was when I was told by my director that there was an event going on at a mall in my town. She wanted me to be a part of it but told me that because I don’t go to enough meetings she couldn’t extend the offer to me. Our meetings are over an hour away from me, I work full time and have 2 small children. I’m not really sure why she mentioned the event in the first place, perhaps to just make me feel badly for not going to all of the weekly meetings.
I never felt like I got the training I was told I would. My director consistently told me about weekly training sessions they had but I HAD to bring a guest (for them all to harass) in order to attend. MK did not empower me at all. It felt more like a cult of crazy deranged women who all had sob stories. From, cancer to brain tumors, divorce, bankruptcy, etc. Made me question whether or not it was all a hoax and I was the one being “punked.”
What are you doing now?
Sending back my inventory. I originally told my director I was going to work part time but when she dropped me like yesterdays news I decided I’d better get my money back and fast. I should have trusted my instincts and stayed the heck away from MK.