Thursday, April 19, 2018

Buy Nothing From Amway And Be Heard


I saw an interview with a man who’s written a book about consumers and how we can make corporations behave. He uses his blog to get the word out there about different companies. Mostly this has to do with companies that offer shitty products and even shittier customer service when consumers have a complaint.

I thought he was talking about Amway!

But no, the examples he uses are other companies.

He got mad at his lawn mower and blogged about it. Then someone from John Deere head office stops by his blog to read it to see if there was a problem and if this blog could be dangerous to any potential buyers. He never heard from John Deere so the employee must have decided someone blogging about being mad at their lawnmower isn’t a threat.

That’s exactly the same way it is with Amway’s head office! Except I’m betting there are a lot more people out there who are pissed off at Amway than they are at John Deere!

First off you got to wonder why Amway employees are fucking around surfing the Internet during business hours instead of actually getting work done. What about the Amway employee using the Blackberry in the evening to read this blog. You’d think company issued phones are to be only used for company related business not the employee’s entertainment pursuits.

But really who am I going to complain to? I’m not the fucking Amway police. I’ve already learned that Amway head office doesn’t give a shit when IBO’s complain about the lies from their upline, so why would they give a shit if their employees are surfing the Internet during working hours instead of actually (gasp!) working. Apathy City. The I-don’t-give-a-shit winners in the customer service department!

There are lots of bloggers who get the word out about Amway one way or another. Some focus on why the Amway business is a bad opportunity. Other bloggers keep their readers up to date with things going on in the news that are negatively affecting Amway. Some bloggers focus on Amway lies and report about that. Other bloggers talk about the Amway cult and brainwashing. Others get the word out there about the tool scam. Most bloggers cross all lines and anything Amway is fair game.

This blog exists because I like cursing out my former upline and to tell about the brainwashing used on my Ambot so others can be warned about what is ahead should they choose to proceed. Sometimes I talk about what Amway’s business opportunity but I’m happiest cursing out the upline assholes and revealing what went on at Amway meetings and functions, and of course cursing out the stray ambot that shows up here spouting off their bullshit Amspeak.

Former IBO’s blog about their Amway experiences and other former IBO’s leave comments about their similar experiences which means there’s a lot of information about Amway on the Internet: the cult, brainwashing, inferior products at premium prices, IBO abuse, shitty customer service from head office, the amount of money Amway IBO’s really earn each month, the amount of money that IBO’s lose each month, Diamonds lying about buying everything for cash, Diamonds selling houses or having their homes foreclosed, Diamonds declaring bankruptcy. When it comes right down to it just about everything associated with Amway is a lie. But mostly those lies are generated by the IBO's, not necessarily by Amway's head office who refuse to take responsibility for the IBO's actions and turn the other cheek and pretend its not happening.

Amway does not consider bloggers to be a threat to their bottom line. Talk about arrogance!

The author being interviewed finished with one piece of advice: “Buy less and be heard!”

That same piece of advice could be targeted to any corporation that offers inferior products and inferior customer service but its a perfect weapon against Amway.

People blogging about Amway get thousands of visitors each month so we are being heard. Amway’s sales have dropped by billions over the past few years.

I don’t buy nothing from Amway and its a safe bet that most of this blogs readers don’t either so we’re winning on the “buy less” front too except in our case its “don’t buy at all”.

Buy less and be heard!

Don’t buy nothing and be heard even louder!

We celebrate Amway’s sales dropping every year over the past few years by about one third. Buy less and be heard!

Fuck Amway!




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How Many Amway Cult Meetings In A Night?


Its bad enough on the night of an Amway meeting to actually have to attend but the horror of horrors is that there are usually several meetings planned for the evening and some ambots have the misfortune of attending all of them. The first is a “pre-meeting” with the Platinum but that’s only if you’ve scheduled an appointment and if the fucker deems you worthy of his attention. This appointment could be between 5pm to 7pm lasting 15 to 30 minutes or longer. This is usually held at a coffee shop where the meddling bastard wants to see a budget, a phone list, or ride everyone’s asses why they weren’t bringing prospects to meetings and lack of customers. If we were “privileged” to have the first appointment we were expected to buy the Platinum a coffee and snack. Even if we weren’t first sometimes the Platinum just turned to Ambot and asked him to get him a burger. No cash exchanged hands and of course Ambot hopped into action because the cult leader had stroked his ego and called him a server. Yeah in more ways than one!

The board plan meeting was either held at the cult leader’s house or at the home of someone else in our line. They started at 8pm.

I’ve got better things I can be doing at 8pm like some good TV shows are on then. Ambot used to challenge me and say “how is watching TV making me any money?” Well at least we weren’t losing any money by staying home and watching TV! Can’t say the same thing about time and money wasted at Amway meetings!

The pompous sack of shit Platinum loves the sound of his own voice. He’d spend the first hour telling the same old bullshit stories mostly about himself and what a wonderful cult leader he is or about something going on in the news. Ranting and raving mostly with a good dose of religion thrown in.

Maybe take him an hour or longer to fess up and mention the dreaded Amway word. He’d use a whiteboard and flash cards to present the Amway business plan. Eat, drink, and duplicate. Find other people and teach them to do the same. Find enough people and you'll be earning $300,000 a year.

The board plan drags on for 3 hours because he keeps getting sidetracked and goes off on various rants usually something negative that's happening in the news. The sack of shit loves spreading negativity and scaring his ambots into submission.

I was ready to go home before I even arrived. By 11pm I just want to get the hell out of here. Go home. Go to a bar. Go to Denny’s. Anywhere but listening to the sack of shit!

Then the cult leader finally takes a break. Yay! We can go home. Then horrors! It ain't over yet! Anyone who’s not a “serious business builder” or anyone who brought guests can go home. The rest of us unfortunate bastards are stuck for round 2 or maybe round 3 if you were unfortunate enough to be part of the pre-meeting bullshit. Sometimes Ambot can catch a ride home with someone else and tells me to go home. Yee haw! I don’t stick around in case Ambot or the cult leader changes their collective brainwashed mind.

I have stayed for too many late night teachings. These meetings last another hour or two. Very typical for Amway cult meetings to last well past Midnight. When cult followers are tired its easier to brainwash their minds. Now is when the pompous sack of shit criticizes the way people dress, the car they drive, their haircut, the people they hang out with, etc. Mostly he criticizes the group for not sponsoring anyone or bringing prospects to meetings. He'll talk about the movers and shakers in his downline and sing their praises for the rest of the meeting gabbing on about how those are the people going Platinum, going Diamond. Not so far! Including him the fucking loser!

No teaching. No business advice. Lots of rants. That sums up what people are really doing late at night at Amway meetings.

Getting brainwashed!



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

95% Of Amway Losers Will Be Broke By Age 65?


You know how every Amway meeting you go to the Amway cult leader says that 95% of the population will be broke or dead by age 65? Ask the fucker where they get those statistics and if they don’t screech at you to never question upline then they usually mutter something about seeing it on the census.

Yeah right. Who remembers seeing these questions on the census?

Are you 65?

Are you dead?

Are you broke?

I’d say if you’re an Ambot and a devoted worshipper of the Great Amway God there’s an excellent chance you’ll be broke by age 65. Probably higher chance than the rest of the population. Amway Ambots are constantly broke cause they have to use all their savings and go into debt to buy a bunch of shitty overpriced Amway products and buy tickets to hear Amway cult leaders spout off lies and bullshit about how everyone in the room is going to be rich in 2 to 5 years by working part time 10 to 15 hours a week.

Is there a way you can lessen your chances of being broke at age 65 what’s usually known as the retirement age. You don’t have to be highly educated and making a huge income to not be broke at age 65. You have to save and invest your money and the earlier you start the better off you’ll be. And I’m talking real investments here. Stocks, bonds, funds, gold, silver what have you. You don’t blow your money buying stupid things.

Filling the garage with a bunch of overpriced Amway soap that you’ve stockpiled and hope to find some dumb fucks to sell it to is NOT investing. No matter how much the lying assholes in your Amway upline convince you that you’re “investing in your business”.

What if I said 42% of the population will be broke by age 65?

Seems kind of high right? But it’s cut less in half the figure that Amway cult leaders use and they can’t back up where they got their figures from.

Check out this article from Go Banking Rates and be prepared for reality to slap you in the face.

Look at the table.

Q: By your best estimate, how much money do you have saved for retirement?
Ages
$0
Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 or more
18-34
18.18%
39.16%
6.69%
11.59%
8.69%
6.69%
8.99%
35-54
12.46%
24.43%
7.38%
15.35%
12.76%
10.67%
16.95%
55+
10.56%
22.21%
5.98%
10.86%
14.64%
12.35%
23.41%

Above table at:





When you add up all ages in the first column on the left under $0 that’s 42% who have no retirement savings. Let’s leave out the under 35 crowd cause they have a higher chance of socking more money away by the time they hit retirement.

Let’s pick on the people who are age 55 and up because they’re closer to retirement than people under age 35. 10% have no money saved for retirement. And then a total of about 38% in this age group have less than $50,000 saved. Let’s look at that amount. It’s not going to carry you too far in your 65+ age bracket if you consider basic living expenses and if you end up with big medical bills or maybe you thought you’d do some traveling in your golden years.

About 23% in the 55+ range have over $300,000 saved for retirement. That’s a quarter of the population in this age bracket.

Amway Ambots claim 5% of people won’t be broke by age 65 and that’s because the cult leaders brainwashed them into believing those 5% owned their own business. Talk about a bunch more fucking bullshit from lying scamming Amway assholes.

Anyway this table shows 25% will be reasonably well off. Certainly over 50% will have some savings. When you consider other money that might be coming in once you retire like social security and pension and if you’ve got dividends coming in from the 300k you can probably still live a decent lifestyle and tap into your capital from time to time.

Here are the reasons Americans say they don’t have retirement savings:
1.      I don’t make enough money to save
2.      I won’t need retirement savings
3.      I’m prioritizing paying down debt
4.      Job doesn’t offer a plan
5.      Struggling to pay bills
6.      Used money for an emergency

Here are the reasons Amway Ambots say they don’t have retirement savings:
1.      The $10 commission from Amway isn’t enough to save
2.      I won’t need retirement savings because in 2 to 5 years I’ll have bazillions of dollars in residual income rolling in from Amway every month
3.      I’m prioritizing tithing the Great Amway God
4.      Amway doesn’t offer a pension plan
5.      Struggling to find enough money to buy shitty overpriced Amway products worth at least 100 PV every month
6.      Used all my money to buy Perfect Water and Double X

Amway Ambots truly believe they’re going to retire at age 21, or if they’re older than that the timeline will probably be “next year”. They’re brainwashed to believe that bullshit from the Amway cult leaders. The only people in Amway who might have a slim chance to retire at age 21 are heirs of VanAndel or DeVos. And they’re probably not retiring either because they’re being groomed to take over the pyramid scheme business.

Like the article says, take steps now to have a golden retirement later.

The first step is make a decision to stop squandering your money away in an MLM scam.

The second step is to quit Amway.

Only then can you start to get your finances back under control.

Are you saving at least 10% of your income?

Or are you spending more money than you make, going into debt to buy shitty overpriced Amway products and buying tickets for Amway cult meetings?

A commenter stopped by to say she’s considering leaving her Ambot husband because he’s squandering away all their money. She said she’s 50. I said she should have at least her age in years x $1000 in retirement savings. Double that if you’re married. And that’s a minimum. According to this article about 42% in the 35 to 54 age group have less than $50,000 saved. And if you’re married to an Ambot? Probably more than likely in the 12% who have zero saved. Because if the Ambots had any savings it’s all been blown on the Amway pyramid scheme.

The point of this article is to show that Amway losers are lying when they say 95% of the population will be broke or dead by age 65. The number is closer to 42%. And that’s still too high.

If you’re an Ambot or even if you’re not and just like to read this blog, take a look at the table that asks how much money you’ve saved for retirement and select the square you’re standing in. You want to be on the right.

Q: By your best estimate, how much money do you have saved for retirement?
Ages
$0
Less than $10,000
$10,000 to $49,999
$50,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $199,999
$200,000 to $299,999
$300,000 or more
18-34
18.18%
39.16%
6.69%
11.59%
8.69%
6.69%
8.99%
35-54
12.46%
24.43%
7.38%
15.35%
12.76%
10.67%
16.95%
55+
10.56%
22.21%
5.98%
10.86%
14.64%
12.35%
23.41%

Above table at





If you want to do something about it – Amway is not the answer.

Amway is all about sell the hope not the soap.

How about a better way to sell the hope? Read articles on Go Banking Rates and similar financial advice sites on ways to better your financial situation that has nothing to do with scamming others.

Tell yourself that you will not be broke at age 65 the way most Amway losers will be.

What is your worst fear?

Being a broke Amway loser.

Or married to one.