Friday, August 10, 2007

The Walls Come a Tumblin' Down

At least for a couple of TEAM leaders. The following is a letter from Jim Payne. I read this over at the QBlog Forum. Looks like Amway/Quixtar is making good on their promise to mop this up.

The following is what the scoop is:

To Team affiliated IBOs

What Team has taught you regarding business building may put you at legal and regulatory risk – but we can help

We are in an exciting period in the history of this business. We are making unprecedented investments to make your businesses better – more than $60 million in new money in Quixtar Business Incentives, launch of training to help make IBOs more successful, and exciting new product and category launches. Overall, the Company is spending more than $200 million in product development, brand building, training and compensation enhancements to make this business bigger and more successful than ever.

We also are taking steps to address issues that have plagued our business and hampered our success, which is why we are contacting you today.

After working with Team training organization founders, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, on issues related to the teaching by the organization on positioning of the business as the Team opportunity, the practice of “stacking,” or inappropriate depth-building, the use of unauthorized business support materials, and because they told Company executives that they intend to begin soliciting IBOs to join their new competing MLM, the Company has terminated Woodward and Brady’s Quixtar businesses. These issues put the Company and IBOs at serious and immediate risk of legal and regulatory actions and needed to cease immediately. And, we should note that no IBO has left Amway or Quixtar and successfully launched a competing business. Moreover, they, together with other Team, Legacy and Team 5K IBOs plan to file a class action lawsuit in Federal Court against Quixtar.

Quixtar recently provided an opportunity for Woodward and Brady to work with the Company to cure their contract breaches, but they were unwilling to even listen to the plan. The Company now finds Woodward and Brady to be in default of their agreement with the Company and, as a result, their businesses were terminated.

Quixtar acknowledges that the vast majority of IBOs affiliated with Team have conducted their businesses as taught by the Team organization. As a result, there are Team-related IBOs who do not have an accurate understanding of the importance of positioning the business properly with prospects and building depth within the Rules. We can help you through that.

Quixtar remains committed to the support of all IBOs and will work with those who agree to abide by the Company’s rules and maintain high ethical standards. That includes all Team-affiliated IBOs who wish to continue building their Quixtar businesses in compliance with the rules and by correcting positioning and stacking behaviors.

We hope you accept our invitation to remain a valued and productive member of the Quixtar business. We will be following up with more information soon and encourage you to call your Quixtar Sales Advisor with any questions.

Sincerely,


Jim Payne
Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Quixtar Inc.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Joecool said...

Beautiful isn't it? Maybe I'll have more time for golfing when the walls come down!

http://team_orrin_woodward.typepad.com/orrin_woodward/files/Complaint.pdf

10 August, 2007 14:20  

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