In addition to that

there are all the (mlm) hallmark misleading statements. No mention of the $439 sign up fee, the $100 a yr renewal , $39 a month “license” fee, and lord knows what other hidden fees there are. And we are supposed to believe that after one “just recently becomes a member”, one is offered a $199 all inclusive cancun vacation. I won’t dignify the rest of the “residual income” and “recruitment”spiel…. (The stock is traded Over the Counter, currently at $0.42 – Could be a money making opp there -jk;).) So the “publicly traded” bit was misleading too! They are “listed” but not traded – except OTC.

Is it just me?

When someone comes in and starts making claims about how good a company is but doesn’t care enough to be professional and use proper grammar, I wonder if they even know what a good deal is.

None of us will use perfect grammar all the time, but if we’re trying to sell people on a business opportunity, we’re representing that business. If we, as a representative of that business, cannot show that we can adeptly use language, the most important tool in any business, then we’re telling people from the start that it’s just not as good as we say it is.

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.

So I’ve been on this “new” computer for a couple of months

it’s got the latest outlook on it, and I believe the latest internet explorer as well. We think that the internet explorer might be the problem. We also have a complete up to date Mcafee on it. And one of the newer windows programs—I forget which one, my old computer had vista on it, and this one is newer than that. Before anyone asks, we have ran a complete scan, defragged, and even ran pc mechanic on this computer and these problems still exist.

I have my computer set for no pop-ups, and the firewall set, yet whenever I go to just about any webpage and click to move to the next page. An advertisement whole new browser window pops up. How can I stop this? Also pages I visit regularly have “drop down deals” on them that if I get anywhere near those they drop down and cover the page I’m working on. VERY annoying. Sometimes it’s on the side and the x to close them won’t work. I do not have this problem on my old computer, but it’s not running all the new stuff. Ex: when I am on working on my blogs. I move from one page to another while working on uploading blogs it will not only open (sometimes) the page I want, but a Toyota car dealership webpage. Or if I am at looking up a cricut cartridge that stupid drop down deals screws everything up. If I manage to get the extra windows to close they will sometimes re-open saying that it was closed unexpectedly.

2. I believe that the cause of the next problem is due to the first one. Facebook and other pages often don’t load due to a long running script. I click on the stop the script and it locks up my whole computer.

3. When on certain webpages I cannot highlight and copy things that I’ve previously copied, or as in my blogspot pages when I need to add a hyperlink I cannot highlight the section I want to hyperlink without first reloading the page, then it will work.

4. Again on blogspot I cannot directly copy from word (where I compose my post) and then open the correct page at blogspot and paste it immediately. I first have to put in the title, save it, then reload the page, then it will paste.

5. I correctly close down all my internet and computer windows before shutting down my computer each afternoon. But when I boot up the next day the same 4 windows, that I visited weeks ago in internet explorer all open up at once which bogs down the entire start up process. How do I stop this?

6. I have signature lines set up for my accounts, but they only show up periodically with no rhyme or reason when I’m sending emails.

Has anyone else had these problems and if so how have you fixed them. Jan who is getting pretty peeved at it.