Are You Active or Inactive? active? waiting on starter kit
Amount of Initial Inventory You Purchased: none
How were you recruited? Tell us all the details. I was helping distribute prom dresses to underprivileged teens (I know I’m shining my halo but I’ll talk more about it), and the recruiter came. She did beautiful work on all the girls, but she realized their prom wasn’t for a month [this was late march]. She asked if I was one girl’s big sister, and gave me a card with the girl’s colors on it. The girl looked beautiful, and I really wanted her to have the makeup, but I was flat broke. The recruiter lit up and told me that they were having a spring break special. I could buy a starter kit for half off, and use that to fix their faces the night of. So I did. She met me at the school, took my money, and brought out the inventory sheet. I wondered why I should buy $600 of makeup for 20 girls to go to prom, and she said I’d get $100 prize. She also told me that what I “bought for one could be sold for two. “I’m not selling,” I said. “I’m buying this kit for the girls.” She took my money and hasn’t spoken to me since, but I am getting mail and emails!
Do you have a memorable experience from your time in Mary Kay? If so, please tell us about it. I remember my mind being blown by an envelope I got yesterday. There were four pages about the recruiter herself, flattering pictures, a list of her kids’ colleges, even her daughter in a prom dress in front of the pink Caddy. Then a few more pages about ordering inventory. I guess I’m supposed to want to be like her, but I don’t even drive.
I also remember an email from the recruiter’s director. It told her to tell me and other newbies to sign up for a $15/month phone service that let us listen to motivational messages. I got suspicious then. I’d been offered a lot of stuff that wasn’t about makeup: business cards, stickers, pins and scarves, phone and internet service, and propay.
What are you doing now? I work from home, writing papers for spoiled college kids 🙂 One good thing I’ve gotten from MK is the chart about income producing activities. Instead of booking parties, I’m keeping track of “how many emails do I have to send to get offered a paper” and stuff like that.
Feel free to include any additional comments here: I’d thought about keeping up with MK just to get half off my makeup. Then I found out you have to make a certain level to earn that. SHE LIED about this. She said “you buy for one and sell for two” and when I asked her if there was a minimum or quota, she said it was entirely up to me. Who would purposely choose not to make a profit? Wouldn’t I just be a customer with a log-in number?