Saturday, November 2, 2019

What's Wrong With A Job?

One of the things that Amway IBO leaders do quite often in their recruitment pitch for Amway, is to put down people's jobs. They criticize people's bosses and the fact that an employee needs to report somewhere to earn a living. They try to paint the picture of a job being compared to slavery. They do this apparently to make people feel uncomfortable with their present situation so they will be open to looking at the Amway opportunity as a means to make a living. They may call a job "just over broke" or "jackass of the boss". 

So I will ask - What's wrong with a job? A job is not slavery. People apply for their jobs and they agree to a wage or salary in exchange for their services. Certainly, you can leverage a higher wage or salary if you have an education or a skill, such as being able to work in the construction field. A job ususally offers more than just a wage. A job often allows one to have benefits such as medical insurance, a 401K retirement plan, and some other benefits such as paid vacation and/or sick leave. 

A recent site visitor bemoans concept of working for minimum wage, where a husband and wife would earn in the neighborhood of 30K if they both work full time at minimum wage. Of course, a high school student can earn minimum wage so two adults only able to generate that kind of income makes me think my site visitor is speaking of people with very little to offer an employer. Most people may start out as entry level, but earn more and more as they gain experience and can offer more to their employer. An employee might also be able to promote themselves if they can prove to the employer that they can manage more responsibility.  

What does the average Amway business owner experience? Approximately $200 a month income (which is probably way above average)? Most IBOs as outlined in "the plan" earn about $10 a month and may have expenses such as standing order which will take away from that tiny profit. Thus an average business building IBO stands to net a loss. It is very easy to look at the math and make that conclusion. A dedicated IBO attending meetings and functions and buying the other tools will likely spend more than $200 a month on average to be on the system. Couples will spend more. 

So I ask again. What's wrong with a job? You have a net gain each and every month, be able to pay for your living expenses, and allow you to contribute to society by paying taxes. The average CORE IBO is a drain on the US tax paying society by spending money on standing orders and functions and then deducting these as business expenses when filing their taxes. The only beneficiary is the upline leaders who sell standing orders and function tickets. If the IRS actually took IBOs to task, I'd be interested to see what kinds of deductions would be not allowed? I bet it would help the US treasury to recover all that money.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The other thing to be noted is this: Amway freaks may talk about a J.O.B. being "slavery," but what about the slavery and degradation that many Amway IBOs endure from their arrogant up-line? What about the orders that you have to take about meetings and night-owls, or about attending useless functions, or only buying Amway products, or about monthly purchases of "tools," or about using obsolete voicemail systems like CommuniKate?

Story after story presented here (and at other anti-Amway websites) tell about the nasty kind of control and cultic demands that Amway up-line use to keep their down-line obedient. At least at a J.O.B. you can go home at the end of the workday and not be bothered. In Amway your stupid up-line and your goddamned fat-assed Platinum will be after you constantly with phone calls and voicemails and intrusive hectoring. You never have a moment's peace!

You know why Amway calls them your "up-line"? Because they are always up you ass about something.