A very large number of folks in my church sell Amway. Really nice, sincere people. One was a good friend in high school (and her parents are millionaires, in part from Amway, in part from several other business ventures). My parents finally decided to join Amway when I was in college. My dad already had his own business (based in sales) that was successful but wanted to build another business for us kids. He worked very hard at Amway, did all they asked, made my mom start buying all their products. He started leaving his other business with others so he could go to the Amaway rallies in neighboring states because that is what was expected.
At one rally he went to pay his hotel bill and was told he had to pay the posted rate. When he made reservations he asked for a business discount based on his original business - a rate half of what he was being charged when he checked out. The hotel refused saying that since he was there for Amway, the Amway person in charge refused to allow people there for the conference to have a discount. When my dad pressed further, he learned from my friend (the daughter of this leader) that the person in charge of this rally actually received a kickback of sorts from the hotel for having the rally there-it was written in his contract iwith the hotel when he scheduled the event there. The only way to pay less was to stay a hotel not hosting the event. Needless to say, my parents were livid and felt cheated. The leaders son in law later told my dad that the leader made much of his empire by getting a percentage from the hotels, selling tapes and books, and the like. My dad had known this leader for over 10 years thru church and confronted him about the high room rates and what he was told by the hotel and others. The leader had no remorse and even encouraged my dad to keep building his lines so he could do the same someday.
Needless to say, my parents left Amway and have never looked back.
Friday, February 15, 2013
An Amway Testimonial
Found this testimony on an Amway forum (Well Trained Mind). Scary!
Posted by Joecool at 4:55 PM