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Pampered Chef: To Facebook or Not??

  1. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am one of the last hold-outs to not set up any of the facebook/myspace/whatever accounts. One of the biggest reasons I don't want to do it is that EVERYONE I already know definitely knows I am with PC, and given the MULTITUDE of "Facebook Violations" posts on here, I am worried that someone will ask me how my PC business is going or something innocent like that and I'll be in trouble. What are everyone's thoughts? I mean, I can see the value in signing up, but am I just opening a can of worms?
    Thanks for any input!
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    If you are going to monitor it, and keep up with it, it can be great way to keep up with your friends. If someone asks about PC, just send them a note and delete the comment.
     
  3. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    There are alot of people from CS (myself included), that are on FB and alot of consultants even talk PC to other consultants about :shows, recipes, promos etc. They just don't list that they are a "PC consultant" directly in their profiles. But according to some, (others) may say it's violation to do this kind of stuff??? I wish Home office were looser about this exact policy- oking us to "network" on different boards!
     
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  4. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    It's great for networking & talking to 'old friends'... I love it. Most people message me privately on FB if they have a PC question.

    I'd go with it.. As long as it's not an intentional list on your profile, HO will probably just ask you to delete it, if they even find it..

    Also, make your profile private. That way violation hunters won't turn you in for something silly like someone asking a question. If you're profile is set to private, then they have to be your friend to see any comments.. :)

    Last warning... it is addictive!!
     
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  5. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    Totally, but I thought All users were set to PRIVATE? OR maybe that's the default setting? And you have to befreind them for them to see any of your info... otherwise it's just your pic with your name for the mass general public to see!
     
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  6. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    I thought I was the last person on the planet not to have one of these accounts. LOL I'm too busy and not savy enough for them. So I'm no help at all. :)
     
  7. susan g

    susan g Member

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    You are not set to private unless you go through and change it. It seems as if this would be the default setting, but it isn't.
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  8. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    I don't have any of those accounts either. I am looked upon as weird by my social circle. LOL!
     
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  9. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    You are not alone. I've never signed up for any of those accounts either. I don't know if I want to or not.
     
  10. KellyRedHead

    KellyRedHead Advanced Member

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    I am in the same boat. Never had and I don't know that I ever want to have one.
    DD wants a myspace and I won't let her have one either. She thinks I am horrible, I won't even get her texting on her phone (well none of us have it)
    I feel if you want to talk with someone you pick up the phone.
    Just my opinion

    Kelly V.
     
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  11. Jess_K

    Jess_K Member

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    you can also set your photo private to the general public and dictate what someone can see of your profile if they search your name or email. There are a LOT of privacy settings avaliable.
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  12. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I said I would never do it - but then a friend started telling me about how she'd reconnected with several old friends - and I've been really wanting to find a way to reconnect with my College Roommate. So - I caved in and joined. I found her within an hour! Whoo Hooo! We have been having so much fun reconnecting, and I am now a believer in Facebook! This is someone I don't think I would have been able to find any other way (she lives out of the country) so I am so thankful.
    I've also connected with others I'd lost along the way - and I'm having a ton of fun with Cheffer buddies, and other friends.
     
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  13. letscook04

    letscook04 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Hey, it's FREE!!! I love it!!! I was connected with old friends:)
     
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  14. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Jane! Take the plunge! Me and Karlene will "friend" you! LOL
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  15. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I swore I never would either. Until my director and HD both got great leads while we were at Leadership (from people who knew what they do, not by advertising it). I have since got a couple recruit leads and a couple shows from being on FB. Plus reconnecting with old friends has been great too.
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  16. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    Where in Az are you?
     
  17. dancedivine

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    I wouldn't worry so much about it. Facebook is a great way to keep up with friends near and far.... If people ask you about your Pampered Chef business, so what? It's not like you're advertising anything. Relax & enjoy yourself!
     
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  18. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well, that's kind of what I thought initially, but then people are posting things on here every other day complaining about people mentioning just that on facebook! I can see obvious posting problems, but the innocent question asking has been cited more than once.

    I will probably end up cracking and signing up though. I am on the reunion committee for my high school, and this would make things miles easier! Especially since it's almost April, and we've done nothing!
     
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  19. rennea

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    I'll step in and say there are a few people that have taken it a little far and will turn you in if it sounded like you said Pampered Chef while burping!!! But there a lot of us on Facebook. As long as you don't list Pampered Chef as your employment and out-wordily advertise you'll be fine.
     
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  20. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL - that was funny!:D
     
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  21. krzymomof4

    krzymomof4 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I have a myspace and a friend who I haven't spoke to or seen in 15 years found me. I think it is great!
     
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  22. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL

    I agree with everyone else who are on the "Just do it" bandwagon! I have been keeping up with old friends, an old cousin of mine, and lots of family and cheffers on FB. I LOVE it, and I am so glad that I am on there. Especially with a reunion...I would say go for it! I will bet that 30-40 of my "friends" are people that I graduated with, so when it comes time for our 20th reunion (2010) we are gonna have a bunch of us already in contact!
     
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  23. PamperedDor

    PamperedDor Senior Member Gold Member

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    LOL!!! You are sooo right on this - OK - quite a few of us Cheffers are on FB and we are all friends - My only problem in the beginning was that some threads here were all about not mentioning PC and then you would go to FB and some of the "PC police" had them in there status updates etc. I, personally, didn't know what the actual HO guidlines were as far as FB - (fyi - I never mentioned PC anywhere in my FB until about 2 weeks ago!) And I was nervous about breaking any rules - SOOOO - Once you understand the HO guidelines - I think its clear -

    FB has allowed me to connect with so many from my past and helped me stay connected with family around the country - not to mention, give me insight to my cheffer friends who I hold close and dear to my heart! ( and you know who you all are!) Hopefully HO will see that FB can help build the business - many direct sale comp. are allowed to post their stuff -
     
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  24. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wow! You all have been so helpful/insightful about this! Thanks! I'll look for you once I sign up (it will be at least a week b/c I leave for Florida on Monday and might not sleep until then with everything to be done). Thanks a bunch!
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  25. akrebecca

    akrebecca Rebecca M. Silver Member

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    My sis has had a MySpace for several years and had asked me to get one many times. In December of 2007 she married and moved to the other side of the continent. So that we could stay in touch easily and inexpensively, I went ahead & set up a MS page. We have both enjoyed seeing the pics & catching up. We still call at least once a week. Disadvantage? The old friends that are better left in the past.
     
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  26. I haven't finished reading the postings, but want to throw in my 2 cents. I'm on FB and Myspace. I personally like Myspace better, but I've had that account for like 3 or 4 years. My High School (at least the reunion committee) is using it as a way of tracking us until our 10 year reunion. and I guess subsequent reunions.... Do they do more than just 10 years? It can be fun. I haven't had anyone ask me about my biz. (I think all my friends are too apathetic to care) It can be lots of fun. If you don't like it you can always cancle.

    Michelle
     
  27. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Have you tried Skype? When my uncle was in Iraq, my family used this to keep in touch with him. Very cool thing, especially when you have loved ones on the other side of the world.
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  28. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    My college roommate (who I just connected with via Facebook) just told me to get a Skype account, so that we could talk better. (she is under a lot of restrictions with email/internet usage) I need to do this - I think the download is free.
     
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  29. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    It is free. This is how I talk to DH when he's traveling.
     
  30. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I'm trying to upload my profile picture now...which is an older one of my DGS and me. It is taking forever! Anyone with bellsouth.net (which has migrated to Yahoo! to make it AT&T Yahoo) have any trouble with it not wanting to accept your password? It says mine is wrong!
     
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  31. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Ok, so, I finally took the plunge and signed up for FB! Thanks for all the advice! Hopefully, I won't have any problems!

    BTW, if anyone would like to "friend" me, my name on there is Jane Schneider Phillips.

    Thanks again,
    Jane :)
     
    Apr 4, 2009
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  32. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Most addicting thing EVER! Not sure I'll ever get away from it! Aaaah!
     
    Apr 9, 2009
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