Please Stop Asking Me To Join Your Business: a Rant.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH and I are friends with a couple who have gone off the deep end with pyramid schemes. Thankfully they aren’t too pushy, but it does come up often in conversation. I think they’re involved in at least 4 of these businesses. It’s cray cray.

Post # 5
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

those things are soooo tempting… but then when you think about it, they make me sad! I realize some people “make a living” from them, but they really are just pyramid schemes, and the part that bothers me the most is how they take advantage of my relatinoships to sell things. I have definitely thought about just doing the starter-pack (like for the jewelry) and then selling some of the pieces at-cost to my friends and keeping the rest!

Post # 6
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate those things.  My BIL is always trying to get us in.  I’m sorry, but we are not interested.  

Post # 7
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@badabing88:  Oh dear cheesus ther a girl on my FB who sells that Monavie, the overpriced fruit juice. Now, my parents used it. No, it did not cure the agent orange in my dad’s ankle, my mom’s arthritis, or my aunt’s psoriasis.

She posts every day about how “we” are hurting ourselves and children and poisoning them by not  giving them this juice. Whatever. I can ignore that, but I lost 26 pounds by counting calories, and she would post on statuses, “You could lose weight even healthier if you tried Monavie. Come over and we will scan your levels!”

No. Just no.

She has also, even though I am obviously not losing enough weight healthily, if I would recommend it to friends or if I sign up under her, she gets kick backs or whatever, and I am just like, “I don’t believe in it, and I don’t want it.”

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I actually get “propositioned” by clients all the time trying to get me involved in what ever mlm they’re involved in. It gets very awkard, considering that I’m in the health field and these people are not once off clients but people I see on a fairly regular basis. I can’t exactly be rude. Ugh… Drives me nuts! The worst, these people claim to make awesome money but when it comes to them actually paying for my service they claim poverty!


I also hate the mlm’s where they aren’t upfront about the company. They just tell you how great it is, how it benefits you, the amazing earning potential and even how it is listed on the stock exchange, but getting them to just say the name of the company is like pulling teeth. Anyone experience that? One mlm in particular comes to mind… 


Post # 9
573 posts
Busy bee

I haven’t been tagged in postsfor such businesses but I do hate being tagged in things to get my attention about things people are doing. 

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

DH has a friend who propositioned him for a business start-up investment oppertunity. With the understanding that his ultra-smart friend was going to be heavily involved, he invested 10K.

Then his friend announced he was moving, and wouldn’t actually be working with the project. So now it’s on hold until they can find a new guy to replace him. It’s been 2 or 3 years, and DH hasn’t seen a DIME of that 10K… And he doesn’t expect to.

He lost 25% of a downpayment on a house!

Post # 11
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Agh a former co worker from a previous job many moons ago keeps private messaging me about wanting me to join her in her business venture. Roll eyes no thanks I just do not respond to the messages. 

Post # 13
5909 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@badabing88:  Naw man….hell, I believe I’d have to get in my car and slap the person that sent me something that awful…

But hey, while I’ve got your attention, would you be interested in a unique opportunity to succeed at your own pace?  GREAT!  Its not really a job, well, not even close..more like a club, well…a cadre of friends….ok- that’s a lie…there’s like three of us, and instead of working, we just get together and like…be awesome, if I think about it, being in our exclusive group actually COSTS money and we don’t really accomplish anything, but one time we found the perfect yogurt, and our brain trust of fashion and fabulous can match shoes to any purse…ANY PURSE…so that’s something….

I guess I’m not really offering you anything a rational person would want, but hey, gotta put out the welcome mat and see who comes knockin…right;)

Post # 14
2657 posts
Sugar bee

I work in an office staffed exclusively by other start-up companies.  This is pretty much my life.  Every damn day, there’s someone saying “Hey, coworker and I crowdsourced some ideas last night and came up with a groundbreaking Web 2.0 mobile cloud computing app solution that’s really going to revolutionize this new technology market space.  You should join us, we’re already trying to secure venture capital and TechCrunch just featured us in an article.”  No thanks.

Post # 15
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hate these things! I’ve unfriended quite a few Facebook people over this, frankly. My relationship isn’t a cash cow. I don’t care that you have personalized tote bags with my undergrad school on them, or that you’re hosting a pressure-filled dinner party to get people to buy your cheap crap….!!

Post # 16
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhh!!!! I hate that crap!!!!!!!!!!!

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