LOL, one of the classic "tapespeak" lines that IBOs use is to call someone a broke loser if they do not join Amway or if they are critical of the Amway opportunity. Rich DeVos, co-founder and owner of Amway once made a speech where he discouraged this kind of behavior. But apparently, upline leaders continue to use that term or possibly teach it at functions. How else would newbie IBOs learn something like this?
What I find humorous in this is that IBOs often join Amway because they are in need of more cash! It is often the IBOs who are seeking easy wealth, or at least a "shortcut" to retirement and lifelong residual income. It is how the business if often pitched to potential recruits. Whenever an IBO tells me that his sponsor talks about how Amway is hard work that they will not get rich quickly, I ask them why they joined if that wasn't the case?
My former upline used to talk about how you need to control time and money in your life to achieve balance. And control of time and money is the ultimate prize to many aspiring IBOs. They believe that if they achieve diamond, they will wake up at noon every day, not have to work, and live in the lap of luxury. What is ironic is that while most active (system) IBOs are seeking more time and money, time and money is what they have less of because of their business particpation and business expenses (cds, tapes, books, voicemail, seminars/functions). Looking at the 6-4-2 plan, the majority of those active IBOs will earn less than $15 a month but will have expenses ranging from $150 to $500 a month for the system, depending on their dedication.
So as an IBO who is recruiting potential downline, if you decide to call someone broke or a loser, maybe you need to look in the mirror first? :-)