Hi mentoring-for-free

One of the best things about this wp blog is that we are generally free to examine people’s advice and ask for further clarification. In that spirit, please re-read your advice above. To me, the catch22 is obvious.

1. How are we supposed to decide who the “good” people are in MLM that are the “less than 1%” (“that sincerely care about you”)?
2. You mentioned “lots of time (and often money) spent on a wrong MLM”. That means there is a “right” MLM somewhere. Could you clarify what that might be ?

thanks for your time.

They were talking about this on KLBJ out of Austin, TX

yesterday and one of the commentators pointed out something that this article doesn’t seem to touch on.
Their reference was the woman who went to Chicago and some how got into a meeting that the CEO of McDonald’s was speaking at. The woman interrupted the meeting by accusing the CEO of making BILLIONS while she was kept under the poverty level making $8.50 per hour for TEN years. She claimed she’d been at the same McDonald’s for 10 years with never a pay raise. And demanded to know why she should make such a low amount while he got paid BILLIONS every year. His response was “I’ve been with McDonald’s for 40 years” and then went on with his speech.
The discussion on air and in this home after this news story brought up these points.

1.She claims she’s been stuck at minimum wage $8.50 per hour for 10 years. 10 years ago minimum wage was not $8.50 per hour.

2.If she’s received zero pay increases in that 10 year period it means either she’s not a good worker or she has the world’s worst manager and we all know the managers at a fast food franchise change on a frequent basis.

3.The CEO is just that the CEO he does not personally make billions a year. While McDonald’s and other fast food franchises may take in billions they also have millions to billions of overhead expenses like her salary, supplies, advertisement and the list goes on and on.

4.If she so loves working for McDonald’s like she claims she does why has she not taken advantage of their advancement opportunities over that 10 year period. Has she put out any effort to improve herself and make herself more valuable to the company?

5.If she is so unhappy with her salary why has she not changed jobs in 10 years? There is no reason she couldn’t have done so.

6.Now on to the more important aspect of this.

One of the commentators did some basic math. The woman was demanding that all fast food workers be raised to $15 per hour so they could have more in life. Notice she did not say get off public assistance. That is because if, as she said, she does have two children she is raising alone she would still be on public assistance at $15 per hour. That wage would net her $30,000-$31,000 per year income with two children that still puts her below the poverty line.
This would mean she’d still get the exact same government benefits she is getting now, and we as the tax payers would not only still be paying that amount, but now would see the cost of fast food doubling so we get doubly screwed. While all of us who are paying in taxes are seeing our income go constantly down by 10%, 15% or more her income would go up by 50%.
It would go up not because of her willingness to get an education and improve her position in life—she’s already demonstrated that she has no intention of doing that in the last 10 years—but by throwing a tantrum and trying to hurt the company she already works for.
Another consideration is if fast food workers get a double salary hike then every other minimum wage worker in the nation should get one too. If that happens then every person in the nation will suddenly find that EVERYTHING will go up hugely in price and we will ALL be worse off for it, including the minimum wage workers.
In other words the old saying “for every action there is an opposite reaction” shows true.
So yes, all of us would find it hard to live on minimum wage, government assistance is expensive but the answer is not mandatory doubling of the minimum wage the answer is education, hard work and finding ways to advance yourself in your chosen field.

First, I would like to ask you:

Is you girl friend a strong character, like, “My way or high way” type? This type of people (whether male or female) is known to be a bit controlling and domineering (sorry o say this), but not necessarily bad people.

If so, there is a little hope that you can stop her. However, she would have a success to some degree, selling products. And only about 5% of population (according to experts) are good at “selling.” What you can do in this case is just let her do what she wants to do.

Then, if she isn’t this type, it’s unlikely that she can succeed in Arbonne. And I guess you are “very skeptical and concerned” because she would spend lots of time and, often money, with no good result. Or she would get hurt.

My suggestion is:
Set some time aside so that you and your girlfriend can talk without any distraction. Then ask her the following questions.
1. How did you get involved in Arbonne?
2. Fast approval 1000 dollar loan from LendMe1000 Inc.
3. Why do you wan to do it? (Or what do you want to achieve from it)?
4. Are you in love with the company?
5. Are you in love with their products?

These questions will give her chance to think over.

Then tell her of your concern, speaking from your heart. Tell her that you sincerely want her to succeed in what she wants to do, and that you don’t want her to get hurt.

Then listen to what she wants to say.

Then suggest her this if you can.
Arbonne is a MLM company. And it’s a hard company to make money with, if you would. MLM may look simple and easy, but it’s not. There are whole lots of things to learn in order to succeed in MLM. Also you have to be with right team of people with high integrity; the company has to have fair compensation plan to be paid fairly. Y

ou have to have a good mentor, who sincerely cares about you, and doesn’t take advantage of you or exploit you. Such companies or forums are rare in MLM industry (less than 1%). But if you REALLY WANT TO make something out of MLM, the wisest thing to do is to search such good people. It may take time, but will save lots of time (and often money) spent on a wrong MLM. And if you don’t want to take time to to search or learn things, you would be better off staying out of MLM. If you fell in love with the products, just be a customer, and don’t expect to make any money out of it. Also, there is no such a thing as immediate gratification or free lunch.

Then, listen to what she wants to say.
My best suggestion is to use this as an opportunity to get to know each other better.

I hope the above helps.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, or post a reply.

Problem is that while the company may be making the $ quoted

the owner-operators who run and own the stores aren’t. They do not have loads of money and will not be able to pay higher wages without raising their cost of goods… a lot. Also, many employees who have been offered insurance in the past preferred instead to let the taxpayers flip the bill by being uninsured and frequenting emergency rooms. Finally, with the changes to insurance due to Obamacare, these employees are now seeing their hours reduced to less than 30 hours and the insurance they had access to buy into disappear. They will now be force to buy from the exchanges or pay the fine/tax which is $95 or 1% of income but greatly increases over the years.