One apparent theme of some Amway advocates is to call someone a loser if they don't join the business or if they have an opposing view of the Amway business. I find that very strange, since most people who register for the Amway opportunity end up with less money than they started with. Yet, those who are considered leaders in the Amway business will often refer to non IBOs as "broke" or as "losers". You can be a "winner" in Amway as long as you join and continue to purchase tools.
I believe the term loser is used as a form of subtle pressure by upline to prevent people from quitting. IBOs get the impression that they will be considered a "loser" if they leave the business or that they will not have the hope of a bright future if they leave the business. For most, nothing could be further from the truth. I found that I had much more time and money after I left the Amway business.
The business had consumed a lot of my time and I also spent a lot of money investing in my Amway business.
The reality of the business is revealed by Amway's own numbers. $115 average IBO income, after Amway disregarded the "inactive" IBOs. 1 out of 5 IBOs manage to sponsor another IBO. Less than 4% of products are sold to non IBOs. While these numbers can be twisted to look differently, I believe they speak loud and clear to the layperson who is simply looking into the business. In fact, if you are thinking of joining, I simply challenge you to do your due diligence. For current IBOs, I challenge you not to ignore facts. To look at your profit and loss statements, and to determine if you are achieving what you have been sold on as a business.
I really don't know why some IBOs and uplines will call people losers for not joining Amway. In fact, I think for most, the opposite is true. Food for thought.