Friday, June 15, 2018

Amway University?

Many IBOs justify their involvement in the system of cds, tapes, books and seminars by comparing it to college. They claim they need this education and that it is much cheaper when compared to a college or university. Of course this is the upline propaganda that IBOs are fed, much like the concept that a job is a bad idea. If recruiters are encouraging you to build Amway and to drop college, I would run away as fast as possible. It is well documented that college graduates in general, earn much more than non college graduates. I'd also mention that college was a fun experience for me.

In college, it is true that not everyone graduates, but approximately half of those who start college end up graduating. Those who do not graduate still benefit from their education on a year to year or course by course basis. When you are job seeking, a college degree will give you more options than those who don't educate. This claim cannot be made by Amway IBOs. The education an IBO receives by seminars and cds do not even equate to success in Amway, much less in other venues in life. Only a small fraction of IBOs ever reach platinum, which supposedly is the break even point. So as an IBO, you have less than one half of a one percent chance to break even as compared to approximately a 50% chance of graduating college.

Also, once you graduate and receive your degree/diploma, it is complete. You have your degree and no more education is required. In Amway, your education will never end. You'll be expected to invest in the tools and functions forever. Also, in Amway, there are many many many examples of people who reached levels as high as diamond or above who could not maintain the level. There are also many examples of diamonds who quit Amway. If there were such a thing as "residual" income, why would anyone quit when they could sit back and watch the cash roll in. I think the answer is quite obvious. Residual income is a myth. I believe that diamonds might be working full time to maintain their groups. With people quitting daily, it takes a lot of effort to replace the quitters with new recruits.

There is also no evidence (as far as I know) that your Amway related education of cds and seminars actually work. The tiny fraction of 1% of successful IBOs is not a good case for arguing the success of the system. Colleges on the other hand, have accreditation standards, which is nothing like the ineffective Amway accreditation of groups such as BWW, WWDB or Network 21. The results are quite telling if you look at them analytically.

The fact that IBOs even dare to compare a college education to their teaching in Amway is a joke. Try telling a prospective employer about your Amway education and see what that gets you. LOL


Anonymous said...

When I was in Amway/WWDB this girl was thinking of going to nursing school and one of my upline said "you don't have to go to school, you can earn the same amount of money in Amway...there was this woman who is a nurse so you can make it too." What a self-serving pile of hoo-ha. What happens when 5 years form now she is broke, in greater debt, where as she could have had a degree which would help her in life?

Joecool said...

That's the insidious part about the diamonds who encourage young people tp skip college which could ultimately ruin their lives.

Anonymous said...

I know a girl who has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and has a great job working as an RN. She busted her butt to make it through college and had ssuch a passion for nursing. And now she is doing Amway/WWDB (still working as an RN pouring all her $$ into her "business) and thinks she is going to retire in 3 to 5 years! Together with her parents she has a large amount of money invested in her education. Her parents were happy to help her achieve her goals because they wanted her to have a secure future as an RN. I would guess she is currently making close to $60,000 a year and is in her mid-twenties, so that's not doing too bad is it for working a nine-to-five job! She's a very kind generous considerate hard-working dedicated young lady. She has been lured into this deceitful so-called business because of her generosity and her desire to help people. She doesn't think she can make as much money in nursing as she can in Amway to be able to help people in the capacity that she wishes to. If only she would realize she's helping people and making a difference every single day when she goes to work, and she's guaranteed to get a paycheck when she goes to work and her paycheck does not depend on others actions. She works she gets paid bottom line. Not the case with Amway. Such a sad sad situation to witness. It's unbelievable how those people can turn a good-hearted hard-working generous person with a zest for life into a robot. I guess that is the workings of a cult and brainwashing.