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  1. Happy Mom

    Happy Mom Member

    I placed an ad approved by PC in a local community bulletin. I hadn't gotten a response until today.

    The man started out by saying that he got my name from my friend so and so. Of course, I do NOT know this woman.

    I asked if he would like to book a show? No! He wanted to offer me a job selling insurance with a company known for shady business practices. I know he got my name from this booklet.
    Jan 30, 2006
  2. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

    What a jerk. I hope you told him where he could stick his offer.
    Jan 30, 2006
  3. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

    I received a call from someone trying to recruit me for some other type of business after having an ad in the paper. That's bound to happen because these people scan ads for this exact reason. Oh well, obviously it's no skin off your back. The guy who called me about something said (and we've been told sometimes to offer this to a potential recruit) "Oh can I check back with you in six months to see if your situation has changed and you might be interested at that time?" Just be sure to be assertive and stand your ground. Don't leave them ANY room for assuming you want them to check back with you.
    Jan 30, 2006
  4. cat

    cat Veteran Member Gold Member

    A different twist

    I had a booth at a local fair and had a guy approach me pretending to check out the products. After asking me a couple questions about the Pampered Chef business (I thought he might be a potential recruit!), he told me how much better Mary Kay is (better commission rates, products get used up, so customers have to keep coming back, etc). He tried SOOO hard to get me to sign up with him! I guess it happens! :rolleyes:
    Jan 30, 2006
  5. D_Patel

    D_Patel Member

    Yeah me too

    I had a add in the local paper and i got phone calls from others trying to recruit me for all sorts of things ! Also got calls from other publications trying to get me to advertise with them as well. That was all i got out of the advertsing !
    Jan 30, 2006
  6. Do any of you make cold calls for new business contacts or recruits? If yes, maybe we're looking at the wrong place. They must get some people recruited by calling other ads in the paper. Or you would think it was a waste of their time.

    I wonder if we could recruit people to PC by doing that. Just a thought. :confused:
    I don't think I'm ready for cold calling just yet though.
  7. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

    I had this happen to me too! I was chatting online in a WAHM chatroom, and I mentioned that I sold cookware and kitchengoods.. well, everyone guessed it was PC and they all started chattering about it. A woman private msged me and started asking my commission rate, and so on--all stuff that sounded like she was interested in joining! I ask her if I can send her a catalog and she says sure.. I'd love to look at it.. on one condition ------ I buy from her (she was a Mary Kay consultant).. she tried to lay on the guilt that I was wasting money on cookware when i should have been taking care of my skin.. blah blah.. lol..
    Jan 31, 2006
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