Is Amway Here To Stay?
I read a post called "Is Something Rotten In Utah? from the voluntaryXchange blog and must say I couldn't agree more with the comments contained in it!! While I think Utah is a wonderful place, with amazing people, it does seem like multi-level marketing tactics are very prevalent here. Perhaps the promise of getting rich quick is appealing to those who are trying to support large families, but ironically, such "promises" usually just suck people in, ultimately wasting their time and money, two highly valued commodities. Perhaps leaders of such companies see Utahns as trusting and friendly individuals, and pounce on them as their prey, but ultimately, people need to recognize that such marketing tactics are scams!!! Getting involved with such shady projects can also prove to be offensive. Just because one thinks they are going to be the next millionaire over night doesn't mean that everyone else shares in their passion. In fact, one of my mother's friends whom she had known for a long time invited my mom over for a "visit" and "lunch". This masked invitation turned out to be a 3 hour scheme to have my mother get involved with Amway. When my mother politely refused, she felt very awkward and uncomfortable. Sadly, that friend has failed to contact my mother since, and this happened many years ago. To which I say, what a loss! There are plenty of honest ways to make a good living, that don't require you to use your friends, and damage long term relationships. Those ways are called good ol' fashioned hard work! Sorry to say, you can't get something for nothing, and the sooner people start accepting that, the better off we'll all be. Trust me, if I never saw another pesticide selling or security system selling recruiter in the halls of the Sharwan Smith Center, IT WOULD BE TOO SOON!!!
Posted by Blake at 4/05/2006 08:43:00 AM