I can't believe the impulse buying I witnessed

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2009
I can't believe the impulse buying I witnessed
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 9:42pm

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share something that occurred this past week.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2012

I have been guilty of impulse buys in the past but thankfull I rarely do it anymore.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2011

I'm a little appalled that your company (which is dealing with budget freezes and pay cuts) catered a lunch to have you guys sit through a sales pitch.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006

I am also suprised your boss brought in something like this to the work place?

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008

There will always be "quick fix" people out there. I can assume it would be the same person that wants to lose weight quickly or easily would like to get out debt the same way. Some just don't want to put in the work.

I do think it was strange to have that at work. Awkward. Good for you for resisting!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001

Oh dear . . . it sounds like you might be one of the ones who bought into the scam.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Welcome to iVillage, Coralies. I see you are brand new to the boards.

I am the CL of another board, but wanted to welcome you and offer a reminder to read each Board description before posting.

I hope you introduce yourself (if you haven't already) in the Introductions section and let us know where you are in your debt repayment journey.

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-1998

Very sad and somewhat shady that your boss brought this person in. And some of the "impulse buying" was probably because the boss was sponsoring it and they were afraid not to look like a "team player" if they didn't! My late FIL used to go on these Slimfast diets every now and then. He'd lose a bunch of weight but once he stopped the shakes the weight would always come back.

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