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Pampered Chef: Free Catalogs for recruiting?

  1. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Okay - I want to hear this from someone who recruited consultants in April, under the new Career Plan. Did you, or did you not receive 25 catalogs when you signed a recruit in April?

    I've seen conflicting info here, and I want to make sure. I'm signing 2 new consultants this month, and one of my team is also signing a consultant, and I want to make sure we have correct info.

    My understanding was that the perk of free catalogs was being replaced with the $25 bonus when they qualify. I cannot find anything in writing (and I've searched all over the PC website) that says it's still a perk. I need a definitive YES or NO, and figured those that signed new consultants in April would know for sure if you got them...
     
    May 11, 2009
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  2. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Had a new recruit sign today. Will let you know if I get any catalogs. Usually only takes a day or 2 and they are here---that is if I'm getting them.
     
    May 11, 2009
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  3. jcsmilez

    jcsmilez Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I signed one on March 30th and on April 30th. I received catalogs for the one on March 30th and a letter stating that I would continue to receive catalogs until I became a director but I have not received anything for my April recruit yet (it seemed to take a few weeks). This probably doesn't help much as the letter could have just been "old" and therefore no longer accurate. I'll update if I do receive any catalogs. I will say that I did like receiving the catalogs so that I could help get my recruit started without feeling like I was depleting my supply...
     
    May 11, 2009
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  4. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    I signed 3 in April and have not received any catalogs.
     
    May 12, 2009
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  5. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have not received my catalogs from the person i signed in april , I called and they said they where not procced yet. But maybe you are right and we are not going to get them . I was planning on them cause i need them . I thought only directors don't get them
     
    May 12, 2009
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  6. I recruited one in April and one in May. I did not get any catalogs for the one in April. ALSO, Today I got my supply order and I got a FREE Spring into Success DVD in my box... I know the CONS guide says we get a "package" when we reach team leader. I hope he dvd doesn't constitute as a "package."
     
  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    That DVD is the one that is included free on your first supply order of the season.
     
    May 13, 2009
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  8. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    my letter with my march recruit catalogs also said I would continue to receive catalogs until I promoted to director - not sure how this is going to play out.
     
    May 13, 2009
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  9. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think the letter (a form letter) wasn't changed to reflect the new plan. My understanding is that the recruiting bonus replaced the catalogs.
     
    May 13, 2009
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  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    That was my understanding too...just can't find anything in writing that says it.
     
    May 13, 2009
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  11. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think the problem is that there's still info on CC from the old plan that wasn't taken down. Based on how policy changes were always worded at my day job, there's not going to be a statement that says "The catalog perq has been replaced by the recruiting cash" because that draws attention to a negative. But the complete lack of the catalogs in the new plan documentation points to them being gone.
     
    May 13, 2009
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  12. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    I signed one in April and never got cattys for her...
     
    May 13, 2009
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  13. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I recruited 2 in April and did not recieve any catalogs either. I did receive a $25 PC bonus for a recruit who qualified in April, but signed in March :confused:.
     
  14. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    The bonus cash started in January, so that is probably why you received it for your March recruit.
     
  15. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I found out that once you promote to Director the catalogs stop. So much to learn!
     
  16. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes, they've always stopped when you become a director.

    I'm 99.9% sure that they've stopped for everyone now though.

    Hee Hee, I guess I can't tell my director anymore that I'm not promoting because I want to keep the free catalogs coming. :D
     
    May 14, 2009
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  17. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    You are too good and knowledgeable to not promote! You'd be an AMAZING director! You already do the support and teaching here at CS!
     
  18. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Darn! I didn't realize that the recruiting bonus was replacing the catalogs! Oh well, it more than covers 25 of them. I was wondering why I didn't get any with my April recruit. Guess I better bite the bullet and get my supply order in now!
     
    May 14, 2009
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  19. jenniferm

    jenniferm Member Gold Member

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    I did not get any for recruiting in April. I wish we could get both because I loved getting the catalogs....but I like the $25 better.
     
    May 18, 2009
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  20. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Got 25 catalogs for my Jan recruit, but no catalogs for my April recruit:(
     
    Jul 14, 2009
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  21. jbdowd0798

    jbdowd0798 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    They stopped giving catalogs as of April 1st when the new plan too effect. The $25 recruiting bonus is what we get (if they/we meet the requirements).
     
    Jul 14, 2009
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