Deb, about not forcing people to buy tools or go to functions

my understanding is that the upline does not force these things, but that it is “SUGGESTED”, at least that’s what my son tells me. So, do you mean that the upline is now suppose to let the downlines make decisions for themselves without the pressure of suggestions? Even if that is true now, people have been so brainwashed into thinking that everything their upline have said about this stuff in the past that they’re conditioned to buy CDs, books, and tickets to functions anyways. My son didn’t even want to put money into an IRA account that his employer matches up to 3% because he could use that money to buy another CD, which shows how strong the power of suggestion is.
His Dad suggested that he ask his upline about it, knowing that the upline’s JOB is an account and what his answer should be. This put the upline in kind of a bind. He ended up telling my son to put half the amount Dad suggested into the IRA. I’m sure that as the Quixtar upline he would have rather seen that money spent on CDs.

Just thought I’d pass this along

– last Wednesday I enjoyed the company of Jody Victor, Amway Crown Direct; and Connie Altschwager, the Executive Director for the IBOAI. I was greeted warmly, had a tour of the IBOAI offices; and was treated to a wonderful dinner (despite Jody who jokingly introduced me as the “Mother of the Critics”…LOL!)

We talked about the future of Amway and the Motivational Organizations – and the new rules that affect the tools/function ends of their businesses. The AMOs must make accurate income claims, not deny their ties to Amway/Quixtar; and not force people to buy tools or attend functions. Amway has been quite open with IBOs lately that upper level people DO make additional income from the tools and functions.
I truly feel we are going to see the overt lying and abuse of new recruits come to an end some day – the IBOAI is NOT afraid to enforce their rules (hence the mass termination and exodus of tool-pushing Kingpins last fall).

For those of you who have loved ones caught in the snare of an AMO who is still doing business “the old way” – you need to learn their upline, preferably up to and beyond Diamond…..document the false information or insane income claims…and report it!