Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Amway Or A J-O-B?

One of the things Amway leaders apparently do is to disparage people with jobs. Oh, they would say we needed people to wait on our tables and clean our toilets, but in general, jobs were put down and basically the group was told that Amway is their best chance at achieving financial freedom, giving them the ability to flush their jobs. Ironically, IBO's jobs are what funds their Amway businesses. Most IBOs would be out of business within weeks if not for their job income funding their Amway businesses.

The key selling point appears to be the 2-5 years of part time work rather than working a job for 30 - 40 years and then retiring on social security which may or may not be there when you retire. This plants a fear in people about the future and then the Amway opportunity is presented in a positive light because the Amway opportunity comes with a low start up cost. What uplines do not mention is how the opportunity can become a money pit as the monthly defacto 100 PV quota starts to add up. It is my guess that if people only bought items they truly needed, these IBOs would likely move 100 PV every three months, unless they are actively selling goods to non IBO customers, which does not appear to be very common.

When an IBO finally agrees to register, it is then that the hidden costs are revealed. Many uplines will introduce standing orders and functions and present these tools as vital to IBO success. Most new IBOs don't know better and feel subtle pressure to conform and give it a try. Some upline may loan some tools to downline in the beginning but eventually, the IBO will be encouraged to be a "serious" business owner who should be purchasing their own tools to loan to their downline and the cycle goes on. Upline relies on people joining and giving the business a go and the churn of new people is what keeps the business flowing, although long term sustainability is difficult unless you are working the business in the trenches non stop.

If you examine some version of the Amway recruitment plan, you will see that most IBOs are at the 100 PV level, which will reward you with a monthly bonus of about $10 or so. If that same IBO subscribes to the tools system, than IBO will likely be losing over $100 a month not including the product purchases. And because many IBOs have been convinced that working a job is so horrible, that they can be convinced that this condition of losing money is temporary and that untold wealth is right around the corner. Sadly, for most, this condition is the norm and even the sponsorship of a few downline, the losses continue to mount. Yet many are convinced that this is better than a job because they are hopeful that the Amway business will deliver the promises that they hear from the leaders.

Ironically, a job allows people to pay their monthly bills, feed their families and many people enjoy their work and co workers. While upline leaders may convince you otherwise, it is this very same excuse upline leaders use when asked why they are still working instead of walking the beaches of the world collecting massive amounts of residual income. I would encourage IBOs to truly analyze their efforts in Amway and determine if it is beneficial to your finances. In most cases, your Amway efforts ONLY benefits your upline's finances. For most who get involved, the Amway opportunity is not better than a job. Analyze the facts, not the hype.


Anonymous said...

The irony of it is the J.O.B. is required to fund the AMWAY H.A.B.I.T.
Without that income source the constant financial drain quickly destroys the victim.

The rebate of $10 or so from buying products through the cult is simply ridiculous.
Just spend half price to buy equivalent products if you really want them elsewhere.

You save $140 instead.

This J.O.B. garbage Ambots go on about is just another example of the constant brainwashing and untruth used to ensnare the gullible in their dodgy scheme.
And keep their brains turned off to remain in it.

Anonymous said...

There's a psychological reason why Amway freaks are so anti-J.O.B. Almost everyone who gets sucked into the Amway racket is already a loser who was trapped in some dead-end job like a garage mechanic, a soda jerk, a waitress, a big-store temporary help employee.

For losers like this, the very word "job" fills them with disgust and rage. They can't imagine a job that isn't some sort of minimum-wage dump. Amway fires up their rage at every function by attacking "J.O.B.S." violently. This keeps the dopes in Amway, because they dread the idea of going back to their old employment.

Anonymous said...

Amway spends a great deal of time and effort to prevent its IBOs from thinking. That's why it is so damned fixated on "belief" and "trust" and "hope." All those things function in complete opposition to rational thought.

One of the most sickening aspects of Amway is the way in which everyone is expected to "be positive." You have to smile. You have to be up-beat. You have to show love and friendship for all of the assholes around you. You can never say anything "negative."

That's like being in some fucking Quaker kindergarten. Are we all a bunch of damned pre-school kids, who have to be "nice" all the time?

Amway wants this, because when you have some big stupid smile plastered on your face, and you're always going "rah-rah-let's go-team!" you simply don't have time to stop and think calmly. You'll just do everything your cult-master says.