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  1. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Well, I'm about to go inactive. This new policy... I didn't have a show in April... I had one scheduled but it was postponed and I already hit everyone I know up for sales to stay active in February (turns out I didn't need to, my other show came through), but regardless... I have no sales and no shows. I have a show first thing in May, but that won't help April... This kind of sucks, because now I have to start at square one as far as commission, right? Anyway, I guess I just needed to tell someone that gets it, every time I tell someone in my family, they just say "Oh" so, there, I said it... I suck!:rolleyes:
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    NO! That is the beauty of the new structure. You don't lose your career sales or recruits if you are inactive for a month. I think it's 2 months of inactivity before you lose anything....
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  3. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Oh Yay!!! Thank you Becky! I was just thinking that I should go to CC and study a little bit to find out exactly what would happen... Thanks!!! I feel better!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  4. maassl

    maassl Guest

    Good news from page 28:

    "Inactive Consultant
    A Consultant (of any level) is considered inactive for
    the month if she submits less than $150 in personal
    commissionable sales.
    • Liability insurance will accumulate while inactive and
    be deducted from the commission check as soon as a
    Consultant is active in a month
    • After two months of continuous inactivity, a Consultant
    (of any level) will lose her career sales, as well as her 2%
    commission increase (if already earned).
    • Consultants (at any level) do not lose their recruits after
    two consecutive inactive months. We want Consultants
    who have already started building a team to re-engage
    in the business with their team in place."

    You don't lose your sales, just don't get consultant news, I think, which you can read online anyway. Good news! Just make sure you close a show in May!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  5. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Thank you!!! I can live without the Consultant News... save paper anyway! I will definitely be closing a show in May, so now I can breath easier! Thanks!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  6. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Too funny. This could have been me writing the same thing, exactly! Show for April cancelled, have one on 5/1!

    I don't understand why they are going through with claiming you inactive for a month, if it is really 2 months and you don't lose the extra 2% commission. Let's just all it inactive after 2 months.
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  7. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I know, right? I'm glad, but don't understand why they put it that way... oh well... at least we won't lose our 2%!!!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  8. Pamperedva

    Pamperedva Member Gold Member

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    Is "Leave of Absense" still available? Low and behold, we are coming up on another major military move in July. I have my sales for April, nothing for May and 1 show scheduled for June.
    V
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  9. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    There isn't a Leave of Absence by that name. You can get a 1 month extension on the requirements, once a year. If your June show is submitted in June, then you can go with nothing submitted in July and still maintain your career sales. You would then have to submit $150 in August to keep them. By using the extension, you could skip August and submit $150 in September. But with a little planning, it's completely possible to have catalog shows running so that you don't even need to use the extension.
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  10. pamperedval

    pamperedval Member Gold Member

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    As far as being considered "inactive" for the one month - it doesn't affect you - but it affects your upline. People get paid $10 for each "active" person in their clusters.

    I think that is the reason why they use the label - but it is a little disconcerting to think of yourself as "incactive" when you really still have a month to pull something together!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  11. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Inactive status does affect you for the next month - you won't get the mailed newsletter. If you're inactive for April (less than $150 submitted), then you won't get the May newsletter, for example.
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  12. maassl

    maassl Guest

    Do you have anyone to do catalog shows for you? Have you listened to the "movers and shakers" mp3 on the Online Training Center resources? I would highly recommend it. It has some great ideas.

    Good luck with your move. I am moving in May/ June. I have shows to hold me over in May at the beginning of May and at least one catalog show in June. I am needing to make some calls to get Catty shows for June, July, Aug while settling in and getting my business going in my new city.
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  13. Pamperedva

    Pamperedva Member Gold Member

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    I'm a pro at moving my business, this will be my 5th major move in the business. In almost 13 yrs, I have never used a leave of absense for anything.

    The only difference this time is my husbands position. The truth is, his new position requires us to live on base and I am in no way allowed to mention that I am a PC. I am not to do any business with anyone associated on base what so ever. In the past that has never been a problem, I usually don't do shows with anyone in the military unless they ask me anyway. This time, even if they ask, I am to turn them down, at least if they are associated to the base.

    I'm really bummed because I recently ordered the car advertisements and now I can't even use them. I wish they would bring back the magnetic sign, at least I could put that on my car once I am away from the base.

    Hmmm, I just had a thought, I suppose I could put my clings on poster board and then set them up in my window when I am not on base.

    Anyway, just thinking out loud I guess. V
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  14. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Okay, I went inactive for April but I'm ready to close a show for May (just barely made it as a show, but it's over $150, so I'm good)... so do I need to do something to become active again, or do I just submit my show and automatically become active? My show is ready to close, so I want to do it as soon as possible, but need to make sure that I don't have to do anything else first... Thanks!
     
    May 15, 2009
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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    nope, you just submit it
     
    May 15, 2009
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  16. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    just submit and you are good!
     
    May 15, 2009
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  17. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    With the new career plan, any month where you submit $150 in sales, you are considered active. So much simpler than the old rolling two month deal!
     
    May 15, 2009
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  18. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    Once you submit your $150 show, you'll be active again for May. You don't need to "do anything" unless you've been inactive for over 6 months and need to "re-sign up" as a consultant again. If you were only inactive for the month of April, you just need to submit the show.
     
  19. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    congrats Paula!
     
    May 15, 2009
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  20. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Thank you everyone!
     
    May 15, 2009
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  21. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Great going! :)
     
    May 15, 2009
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