Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Amway Losers?

One of the things I recall as an IBO was thinking how sorry I felt for people who were not IBOs because we were all going to be rich and everyone else was destined to be a loser. Our upline used to tell us that we were winners - and if you weren't a winner, then obviously, you are a loser. Many times, the term "broke" was attached to the term loser. That was my mindset back then, but having been out of the system more than ten years, I can look back and laugh, realizing that the losers were the ones buying stuff they don't need, stalking people at malls and bookstores, and wasting their time and money on tapes (cds), books and functions and perhaps voicemail. (Who needs voicemail these days?)

What goes unnoticed in many cases, is how much time and money really goes down the drain for IBOs who work the system. Your life revolves around the business if you are dedicated and hard core. You are always looking for prospects and people to show the plan to, and you have to rearrange your schedules, or outright skip social or family gatherings because of the neverending number of meetings and functions, many of which teach you nothing about running a profitable business. When I first left the Amway business, I was sort of angry at the time and effort that was wasted, along with the cahs I threw down the crapper.

But after I did finally cut ties with the business and the people associated with it, I got back into a routine of sorts. I focused on my job and after some years of gaining experience and working my way up the corporate ladder, I received some promotions and I am scheduled to be retired before the age of 60 with a decent retirement income and will likely have my home paid off by then. So while I did have to work a dreaded job to be able to retire, pretty much all IBOs are also working a job or business PLUS having to expend their time and money to run their Amway business which has little to no chance of providing a long term stable and significant income. And if I may add, it is the systems such as WWDB or N21 that usually end up costing the IBOs the most money because of things like the functions.

So I will ask the question. Who's the real loser? The person diligently working and saving for their future or the person chasing a dream that is unlikely to materialize? Factoring in the expenditure of time also makes the systems even more costly than it appears on the surface.


Anonymous said...

You can certainly make good wages and build up a savings account and retirement income in any number of jobs. Civil service positions (teachers, firefighters, policemen) earn excellent salaries, and have handsome pensions plans. Persons who work in large corporations frequently make lots of money.

When Amway denigrates "J.O.B.s" as something for losers. it merely reveals something about the demographic stratum of people that Amway is aimed at. The great majority of ambots were losers in low-paying dead-end jobs LONG BEFORE they ever heard about Amway. They were largely small-town schmucks making next to nothing. In fact, isn't that precisely what those people on stage at the various Amway functions admit? Don't they all give you a rags-to-riches story? Weren't they all working in gas stations, and eating out of dumpsters?

Well, that's the Amway demographic. A bunch of little losers. So quite naturally they think of a "job" as exclusively something dead-end and low-paying. It never occurs to them that some people are doing quite well financially at their "job."

Their lying up-line tries to solidify this attitude by telling horror stories about downsizing and automation and how everybody is going to be excessed and let go and replaced by computerized shopping. Join Amway NOW! It's the only hope left for you! All other businesses are shutting down!

Amway thrives on desperation and fear. If you are a sane person with skills and abilities and have a decent job, you aren't going to be taken in by the Amway bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it that calling people "losers" makes it more harder to find prospects?

Anonymous said...

Who needs those tapes and cd's to listen when you can use the internet and search for content?

Joecool said...

Yes, I believe that the Amway recruiters try to find people who might be needy or ambitious enough to try some other means of making extra money. The problem is that people end up spending more than they make in Amway. That's the experience of the vast majority of people who actually put in some effort.

Anonymous said...

When Amway freaks call people who have regular salaried jobs "losers," it's a perfect example of psychological projection. They have a desperate inferiority complex about being losers themselves, so they try to shake that feeling by calling anyone who isn't in Amway "a loser."

The actual fact is that anyone who persists in being a part of a MLM racket like Amway, where you lose money every month, is the real loser.