First name or nickname: Kim
Date you joined MK: April 2006
Highest level attained: Consultant
Date left company: January 2007
Initial Inventory purchased: $1800.00
Brief story of where / how you were recruited: My best friend said that a MK lady was coming to her house and that she and another girl were “Helping her out” with a portfolio of before/after shots. I went just for a night out. I really liked the products but I didn’t buy any. I tried to cancel my follow up appointment by telling her I didn’t have any money, she suggested I hold a party to earn free product so I did. At my party she sold over $700 and I thought “That looks pretty easy” so I signed up when she delivered my stuff the next day.
What thing(s) appealed to you most about the MK opportunity: I had been a stay at home mom for about a year and getting out for “girl time” is what really appealed to me. I was bored and wanted to use my business skills, and of course the thought of making lots of money!
What was your most embarrassing moment as a consultant or a story you’d like to share: I generally just feel embarrassed about how much time I spent calling, e-mailing, and harassing my friends to have parties. I am also embarrassed that I didn’t do more research before signing and that I fell for all of their lines and lies. I feel like I was almost brainwashed and that is scary.
What are you doing now? I am a full time stay at home mom. I also babysit a little boy on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and clean my mom’s house for extra money. My inventory return will allow me to break even on my inventory expenses but I will be working to pay back my other expenses (the ones they don’t tell you about when you sign up) for a long time.
What are the main things you learned from your experience?
I learned to do more research before signing up for anything and never, EVER go into debt for something like this. I also learned that emotional manipulation works on me even thought I never would have liked to admit that. I don’t have much trust for people anymore because of this.