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Mary Kay Distributors Document Losses and Abuse -- End Silence

January 21, 2006

After years of silence, Mary Kay distributors are now coming forward to report abuses of inventory loading, pressure to recruit other MK salespeople, large financial losses and a company culture that blames its own victims. A new website has been built where MK sales people can share experiences and get facts about the realities of the MK business. Anyone in Mary Kay or considering joining this business should visit this site and carefully consider its facts and analysis.

The new group that organized the website also offers a forum for "Husbands in Crisis", responding to the all-too-frequent pattern of MLM schemes negatively affecting family and social relationships.

The site focuses on the reality that Mary Kay is a multi-level marketing scheme. As such, the rates of financial loss among recruits is huge. The group also confronts the tragedy of how these schemes cause people to believe they "failed" even though nearly all new recruits will lose and the multi-level system is designed so that those above profit from the losses of all "below."

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This page last updated on 2/15/06