Saturday, January 12, 2008

Next Stop is..............?

The success of their business.

I suppose it depends how you define success?

Is it very, very few making money while the overwhelming majority of people involved lose a lot of money with other slight of hand tricks and word games? Is that success?

Or is it the corporation making huge money from ridiculous and greedy markups and allowing the tools deception to continue unabated, is that success?

Amway knows they need to start being honest, and there was a couple of months last year when I thought it may happen.

Alas, nothing coming out of there now of any value. The fact that they may be shut down in the UK SHOULD be a big wake up call.

I'll tell you what pisses me off about the whole UK thing.

1. The drastic price slash. If I was an IBO, I'd say, "You gotta be shitting me! All those years you could've dropped the prices, and you greedy bastards just sent us out there trying to move YOUR PRODUCTS, justifying the prices and getting our asses handed to us when people would actually check the prices when offered the opportunity. Now the government steps in and you just drop them like it was no big deal."

2. Corporate spin. Over and over again, they never step up and say, "We've screwed up. We tried to get away with it as long as we could, but we got caught. We would still be doing it if the government didn't step in. Yep, some may say it wasn't a great thing we were doing ethically, but we were making money doing it, and that's what a business does."

Mind you, if they said that, many IBO's may quit because they would then have an idea what a business is supposed to do. Make money.

The whole thing is just a complete train wreck, and it just goes to show how empires fall. You can only fool all the people for a very small amount of time. After that, it's all damage control.

Personally, the lack of meaningful posts HERE, HERE, and HERE makes me wonder if the corporation is starting to regret this whole transparency idea. Seems to me that they don't want to be open about what they have planned. Obviously, they don't owe any of their detractors an explanation for anything, however, even the stuff that gets to the IBO's is no big whoop. Certainly not any huge announcements indicating the direction of the company.

Are they going to hoard up and try to save what they've got going?

Are they going to have drastic price slashes in North America?

Are they going to address the motivational tools issue in a direct and open manner?

Are they going to concede anything at all in the face of overwhelming testimonial evidence that is garnered daily on the internet?

Are they ever going to say that they have been agreeably complicit to a symbiotic relationship that by and large, was detrimental to all but a few?

Will they ever punish the higher ups in an open and transparent manner, as a deterrent to others who would continue doing what has been going on?

I remember a post I did way back when I was first starting blogging.

Justice. Funny how I've yet to see that word on any corporate blog.

What do you think is happening? Where do you think this is going?


Blogger Loser said...

Great post! After QBlog, u r my fav q Blogger. Last post "Oh want us to lower the prices? We didn't know" made me chuckle. This post is great as well. Don't hold any punch.

Good Job!

12 January, 2008 16:42  
Anonymous Mike said...

"We would still be doing it if the government didn't step in."

Yeppers, it is usually the government that makes them change, well unless you can buy them off..

I just think it sad, that Rich and Jay had a great idea and would have done okay, but greed set in..

12 January, 2008 19:43  
Blogger rocket said...

Thanks very much for the compliment "loser" (Your nickname is kinda like calling a fat guy Tiny)

It's nice to know that I am saying things that reach people.

12 January, 2008 23:05  
Anonymous Joecool said...

Great post Rocket! I think I read on another blog or wesbite where spinsider says N21 will remain in the UK even if Amway does not. I wonder who will buy N21 junk without IBOs there?

14 January, 2008 11:41  
Anonymous Anna28 said...

Yep...great post indeed.

It's almost like the corp is trying to hide something bulky under the entrace rug...not everyone can see it, but we all know t is there. I hope changes are made...for the IBO's sake. I think the powers that be have enough money and it's time to be fair and let some trickle to those who have supported this company through all the lies.

14 January, 2008 13:46  

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