I had to do it. The following letter to HO says it and why. I actually had a recruit lead that was very excited about the incentives she might be able to earn. Even the simple one of going to National Conference in 2011 which I never dreamed they would eliminate due to so many of us who work another full time job. But now she is not excited about signing. She is a nurse and works about 60 hours a week. So... Am I delusional or what? And now it does not even effect me but made me mad for those who thought they were over looked. "This is actually for the people who do the incentive trips. When I attended the January 4th meeting with our entire group we were all very excited about what the upcoming incentives trips would be. Well, I decided to let you know that about half of our consultants were shocked. The over all response was from that group was a collective - "Well, I won't be going anywhere". We were actually shocked that you all dropped the lower level for free National Conference attendance. I was a computer operator/programmer. It also meant I worked 24/7. I was on call as well as working anywhere from 10 to 11 hours per day a lot of times and some weekends. I love Pampered Chef and it was fun trying to at least reach the lower incentive. Now this year, as I am now unemployed, I may be able to achieve $52,000. But there are many out there who will not actually be able to see anything come of their efforts at all. No goal they think is within their grasp to strive for. Given the economy and the fear we all have about loosing our jobs, most people working other jobs do not have the option to say, "Oh I can't work. I have a Pampered Chef party that day." I know where I used to work, if I had ever said that to my boss, the answer would have been, "Well, there's the door." You know what? That won't happen. Economic fear has everyone not willing to take that risk. Is there anyway you might consider reinstating that incentive trip benefit to consultants?"