New Web Policies I was encouraged to stumble across this discussion thread about responses to the Pampered Chef's new web policies. I was beginning to think I was the only one who had concerns. Here's my two cents: The new policies attempt to level the playing field. No longer will executive directors and above be given exclusive access to online customers. That's good. Consultants with personal web sites will have to stay active by meeting the normal monthly minimumwith kitchen shows. That too is good. We don't want this to turn into an all-online business. Consultants will be held responsible for the actions of persons and web sites beyond their control. The email from HO stated that if anyone posted a link "to your Personal Web Site, you would be in violation of this policy." Well-meaning consultants could be penalized for the actions of others. That's not good. The Home Office will now have to employ additional people to enforce the new policy. As a result, Home Office staff people will have the job of hindering the success and slowing the sales of consultants with web sites. This does not seem like a good use of company resources. Moreover, it violates the spirit of the Recipe for Success, which is supposed to be about helping us build our businesses.