First name or nickname: Michelle
Date you joined MK: August 2003
Highest level attained:
Date left company: Still Active
Initial Inventory purchased: $3600.00
Brief story of where / how you were recruited: A long-time friend invited me to attend a “Chocolate” night. She is quite shy and her/our director told her to invite the most intimidating person she knew…me! I told her I would go only because I had turned her down previously and didn’t want her to feel rejected. However, I told her not to ask me to sell because I did NOT want to sell MK! Long story short, I listened with folded arms and found that MK truly did offer a lot more than the other direct sales companies. I think I’ve sold everything, and consider myself an “expert” on the different marketing plans, so I signed up with the hopes of becoming rich!
What thing(s) appealed to you most about the MK opportunity: Honestly, everyone…what is the most appealing thing about the Mary Kay opportunity? MONEY! I didn’t even use the products! I just wanted to take advantage of the money-making opportunities that were presented to me.
What was your most embarrassing moment as a consultant: Hmm. I don’t really have any embarrassing moments in MK. However, I look back now and think maybe almost everything I did was embarrassing (especially all the calls I made to my friends under the pretense of “helping” me make director).
What are you doing now? Currently, I am still an active DIQ who has decided NOT to finish my 4th month of DIQ nor earn my VIBE though I’m only a “hair’s amount away! This would have been my second time to go into directorship after having stepped down last December. I NO LONGER want to “dovetail” sales to inactive team members or sign up mercy recruits to stay ahead! Plus, I don’t want to stress over making production to keep the full cash option or the VIBE, a car I don’t even like! Guess I could go on and on but I won’t for now! By the way, I’m taking a part-time job helping at-risk high school students to stay in school (truancy case manager) and I work my own schedule!
What are the main things you learned from your experience? As I’ve read from many posts here (and truly believe), you cannot justify greed by quoting bible scriptures to make it okay! If any one wants to know what the bible really says about “Love of Money’ then they should read I Timothy 6:3-10 to find out the truth. I’ve also learned to “keep to myself” and to stop attending those hyped-up, brain-washing sessions they call a meeting (although I think my meetings as a director were very down-to-earth…”D” personality here). I also learned that I make more money as a solid consultant who gives great customer service than I did when I was a director. How sad! No resentment here. Just glad I finally woke up and found peace again!