Anyone want to work from home??

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Registered: 02-13-2008
Anyone want to work from home??
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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:45pm

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:42pm
I already found happiness. I work in a hospital where I make a good wage for my work. Not everybody wants to go into sales- even for a legitimate company. And people on this board are SICK TO DEATH of having posters trying to convince us that we should go into sales. In order to make what I currently make at the hospital, I'd have to work an ungodly number of hours recruiting people (both as customers and as sellers) and would spend less time with dd than I do now with my current job.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:49pm
I realize that you would not be likely to agree with me. I sincerely hope you do well. I equally sincerely hope that your posts here have not inspired anyone to join up with your company.
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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 5:07pm
I'm sorry if I gave you the impression that I was trying to recruit anyone. I'm not. I'm simply trying to explain what I do for people who don't seem to understand what it is that I do. That's terrific though, I'm glad you are happy!

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 5:17pm
I just want to clarify that it was not me who started this thread. I merely got sucked into the dialog because I feel like all people involved in network marketing are being attacked here, and I don't think that it is an entirely fair. If someone posts "I hate my job, I just want to be home with my kids, I wish I could afford to work for myself" guess what, I'm going to post "I work from home. Feel free to contact me and I'll explain to you what it is".

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 5:23pm
It is not rude to express a considered opinion about something. It is my considered opinion that these companies are scam outfits, as I have already explained. All the same, I wish you well.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 5:45pm

The legitimate way to do this is NOT to try to get somebody to email you for details of your particular company. That's recruitment. If all you are doing is describing your job, that should be possible without either referring to your company or trying to get somebody to email you. Other WAHMS say "I run a home daycare" or "I am a medical transcriptionist at home" or some such. If you say "I sell things via a network" with no attempt to get somebody to join YOUR particular network, it's legit. It only stays on the up and up if there is obviously no attempt to get a poster to connect in any way with the company you work for (even in a veiled way by saying "email me for details").

I'm glad you brought up writing a term paper in your example. A legitimate answer to a post on writing a term paper would be with tips that could apply to any paper. A suspect answer would be to try to get the person to email you for more term-paper writing details (it would be suspected that you were running one of those term paper mills that sells them to students). And a TOS violation would be posting a link to your term paper mill website. So that was actually a good example.

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 10:35pm

Actually it is against (or atleast was 4 years ago) Melaluca's policy to use their name on any message board or anything without first introducing them to the product.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 03-04-2008 - 2:00am
Does anyone know why that is? The not being able to mention the name of the company, I mean. That seems so odd.
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Registered: 07-26-2007
Tue, 03-04-2008 - 2:47am

Because they have to have you sold before they dare tell their name. If their name wasn't synonymous with something you should run FAR from, they'd not have to keep it a big freakin' secret.

That reason ALONE confirms the shady nature of the business.

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Registered: 10-24-2007
Tue, 03-04-2008 - 7:13am

There are people who love all kinds of these pyramid scam's products...Avon, Arbonne (with their lab in Switzerland that doesn't actually exist), Mary Kay, Pampered Chef.

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