While we are still in the process of choosing a name for this site, I would like to take an opportunity to welcome you!
This site is all about Mary Kay the company. If you have never heard of this 44 year old company, you should probably get a little background first.
Here is the official website of Mary Kay Inc.
Here is the Wikipedia article about Mary Kay Inc.
Some controversy has developed as some people that were involved with Mary Kay decided that they had gotten a raw deal as a result of their involvement and began talking about their experience online.
Another group of people (primarily those still currently involved with Mary Kay) have felt that the accusations of the first group are unfairly disproportionate. They maintain (by and large) that while there have been some unfortunate things occurring in and around Mary Kay the vast majority of what is available to those who would like to get involved is positive.
This site, while still in development and constantly evolving, is meant to be a place to sort out these differences of opinion, get to the heart of the matter, and hopefully help you decide whether or not involvement in Mary Kay is right for you.
Balanced Mary Kay (as it is called right now) is a blog that brings up and allows for discussion of various topics. Some are topics that are brought up on other sites, some are topics brought up by members of the site (a member as of right now is anyone that leaves a comment!), and some come from the vast recesses of the blog owners mind (thats me).
Anyone is more than welcome to comment. The more unique perspectives offered, the more likely it is that we can form a clear picture of what is being discussed. While all perspectives are welcome and so called "pro" and "anti" Mary Kay sentiments are highly valued, I do request that comments follow the following guidelines:
1. If you have concluded something about Mary Kay, please explain why you have concluded this. A conclusion without logical support does not benefit anyone and tends to lend itself to more unsupported conclusions.
2. Don't reveal any personal information about yourself or other members (commentators)
3. Don't attack the opinions or ideas of other members
4. Share your stories, opinions and research, and respect the same offered by others - even if it runs contrary to yours.
5. Preferably, leave your comment by clicking on the "nickname" button and creating a nickname for yourself. This will help avoid the confusion of having literally thousands of commentators named "anonymous"! (yes, I anticipate having enough commentators to have that problem) But for now, even having two commentators named "anonymous" would be too confusing! If you don't feel terribly creative, that is OK! All I could come up with was David! Don't let it stop you from joining the discussion! If you absolutely can't think of anything, do an alpha-numeric thing like A-212.
With over 700,000 consultants in America (and we have some representatives from other countries here too!) it is very possible that your experience was atypical. I personally, highly doubt that those 700,000 consultants are split 50/50 in regards to what their experience was! In other words, the chances that 350,000 people are miserable with Mary Kay and 350,000 are ecstatic about their involvement! But since no-one knows right now, we have this site to explore this unique question.
I will be the first to admit that this site is pretty clunky to navigate. There are a few posts that I feel are worth reading if you are new here. I will list them here with links to them. Just click on the link to go read the post. I am not going to go through and put little "back" buttons on all of them, so when you finish reading the post, comments (and maybe comment yourself), just click the "back" button on your internet browser to come back to this page and read another post.
After you get a feel for the site, you can find all of the posts ever created in the right side-bar labeled by year and month. If you feel that a particular post deserves to be in this list, leave a comment here and I will consider giving it a link here!
The "worth a read" list;
First Post - My Purpose for Creating this Blog
My Guest Post on ScamTypes(dot)com
The Good, The Bad - The Ugly, The Pretty (this is a good place to "off topic" comments)
Introduce yourself (This is a good place to introduce yourself)
Profiles (People that have already introduced themselves - you can join them!)
Every week (give or take a day or two) there are two new "features"
This week on Pink Truth (discuss things on the "anti" Mary Kay sites - specifically Pink Truth)
This week in Mary Kay (discuss all things Mary Kay - opinions/research/question)
Finally, while not comprehensive, this post offers you a list (with links) of various other sites discussing Mary Kay. Click Here.
This post will replace the former "welcome" post. I will most likely keep this as the welcome page and update it as relevant. If you would like to leave suggestions to make this site, this would be a good place to do so. Be sure to vote in the current poll for fun!
Thanks for stopping by and once again, welcome!
For Further Reading...This Week On Pink Truth - Click Here
Pros and Cons of Mary Kay - Read or Contribute or Both!
First Post - Why I Started This Blog
The Article I Wrote For ScamTypes.com (here) (there)
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