Name: Sick, Sorry & Sad
Date Joined MK: April 1999
Highest Level Achieved: DIQ
When Left MK or Are You Still Active: March 2002
Initial Inventory Purchased: $3,000.00
How were you recruited?
I had always been intrigued by the MK story. When moved to new area and was a stay at home Mom–I wanted to meet new people. I basically threw myself at my neighbor who was a consultant. I had a facial and the next morning I could feel the difference on the “facial side” of my face. Signed up and sold my soul while also leading others to the pink koolaid.
What about Mary Kay appealed to you most?
Getting dressed up. I had modeled in the past and missed looking put together. I also thought I would be able to still care for my son and deal with health problems that started after we returned to the US. from living in a third world country. I also had severe thyroid and other hormonal issues after my son’s birth.
Tell us about one of your most memorable or embarassing situations while in Mary Kay
Most embarassing moments was when I was trying to book a very nice woman and she gave me several reasons why she could not. I said “But that is so boring”. I am mortified that I could have ever said that. What a clod! Her response was “Well that’s my life!”
Memorable and defining was when I had major surgery that took away my hope of ever having more children. My Director KNEW and I got zero calls…anything from her…. but a lame card several weeks after my surgery signed by the consultants at the meeting…with a “best wishes” from my TOP DIRECTOR. That was the last MK moment I needed. I deeply regret that I recruited so many lovely women and lead them into debts way. I honestly believed in MK and the honor and love of God they toss about. I knew I had to stop DIQ when I realized that I was becoming someone I didn’t want to be. It’s pretty sick when you start trying to recruit your 80 year old Grandmother.
What did you learn from your Mary Kay experience?
I learned how to present a more polished image. My MK “tuition” in the form of huge credit debt bought that. I am an RN with multiple degrees and multiple professional experiences. I made a mistake and trusted without really researching the company.
What are you doing now? Working full or part time? Working from home? etc.
I work part time as an RN delivering babies and helping women learn to trust themselves.
I have had a lot of anger bottled up that I didn’t realize was there. I am happy that these forums exist to help people make decisions. I have felt guilty and stupid for my decisions to be involved with MK and it’s upper management. I pray that other women think long and hard and them think some more…..before they drink the koolaid.