Look how shady we would be if we were in Mary Kay
I would not be surprised to learn that this happens in Mary Kay. There are plenty of people in this world that will do anything if they think that they can make a quick buck doing it.
However, I find it more than a little curious that while Tracy has plenty of innocuous advice from Mary Kay to copy and paste at will, she has not one line to quote from any reputable source that this is encouraged in Mary Kay.
Rest assured though, she, with all the authority a fraud investigator can muster, puts your mind at ease with this:
"You see this practice with the credit card going on a lot, especially if a director is struggling to meet production or finish a car. Corporate is aware of the practice, but looks the other way. (As with many of the other practices that are not on the up-and-up, but corporate ignores them becuase they generate wholesale orders.)"
1. "YOU" see this a lot? Who is the "you" in that equation? I don't see it a lot. In fact, I don't see it at all.
2. If a director is struggling (esp. on a regular basis) to perform the thing that she is being paid to do, she should step down to a role that does not cause her to struggle. And certainly she should do so if her current role is causing her to practice such reprehensible practices as are outlined here.
3. Corporate is aware of this? Really? You know this, how? Do you mean that you have some inside information that indicates this is the reason some of those 900 directors were terminated? Oh wait, that would mean they don't look the other way. Perhaps the fact that they wait until they have this little thing called 'evidence' or 'proof' before they take action is all that it takes for you, who doesn't let bothersome things like "no evidence" and "no proof" get in the way of making accusations, to decide that they "look the other way".
4. Ignoring unethical behavior that goes against company policy for the sake of making a quick buck from a wholesale order that will most likely eventually get returned or sold via a liquidator is not a good business model (remember that from yesterday) for Mary Kay corporate. If this is a corporate practice at Mary Kay (and I can't emphasize enough how magnificently I doubt that it is), it will not last long. (Either the practice will stop or Mary Kay will.)
I know all you PTers and assorted other Anti-mkers would like to think that the reason for your lack of success in Mary Kay was Mary Kay itself. If it wasn't your recruiter, it was her director. If it wasn't the director, it was the NSD. If it was nothing to do with the wonderful, innocent women that comprise the sales force, NSD to lowly consultant, it must have been corporate. If you are "blessed", it was the, how did he used to put it?
What was it that he said 'victimized' everyone that laid eyes on Mary Kay?
...great... now I have to go look it up. (hold on)
Oh yeah, it was "MK MLM Victim". It is the MLM's fault.
Anyway, it isn't your fault that this opportunity did not work out for you. Perhaps it is a female trait that I can't understand that keeps you from saying, "oh well, that's not a match for me, what else can I try" but rather forces you to find someone else to blame so that you can wash your hands of it as though you could have done it if it wasn't for the stinking, rotting corpse that held you back.
If that is what it takes, I have to warn you, you are going to have to stare daggers at the "Mary Kay Ship" for a long time, because from where I am sitting, they look pretty solid.