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To be pissed off a "friend" tried to persuade me to take a job by outright LYING about the hours involved?

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throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jan-16 21:39:39

So someone I thought was a friend has spent ages trying to persuade me to work for her; selling products as part of her team. She really pushed me to see how I could get a better work/life balance by working for her and made out I could make good money working part time hours around my family

Now I have learnt that in fact to earn any kind of money working in this business you have to essentially "get rid of your kids"!!

Feel really really misled

Oysterbabe Wed 27-Jan-16 21:40:59

Oh god its not that aloe vera shit is it?

Caravanoflove Wed 27-Jan-16 21:41:13

Is it Stella and Dot or Forever Living?!

dreich Wed 27-Jan-16 21:41:56

Hmm think I can guess what type of organisation you are talking about. Hard as it is at least you have seen the light now and can get out flowers

Crazybaglady Wed 27-Jan-16 21:42:19

Eeeeeeeeek! throws link in thread

runs, hides, name changes and never returns

lastuseraccount123 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:42:54

i'm sorry OP. Was it like this:?

vid here:

dreich Wed 27-Jan-16 21:44:30

Oh goodness that video is a doozy!

throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jan-16 21:46:19

Forever Living!!
She made out you could make a fortune on very part time hours.
Turns out it is all a massive lie (see video link above); you clearly have to work your butt off to earn any money at all

Plus it became clear she wasn't trying to "help" me at all she just wanted me to "help" her as she would earn money off everything I sold !

throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jan-16 21:47:02

Is Stella and Dot the same then? Have seen someone I know trying to sell that stuff! It looks very expensive for what it is...

lastuseraccount123 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:48:00

it's the same. a friend of mine did it.

BillSykesDog Wed 27-Jan-16 21:49:34

It's a pyramid scheme basically. She is not your friend.

SocksRock Wed 27-Jan-16 21:50:41

Stella and Dot is the jewellry one? That hasn't penetrated here yet, but I've been nobbled a couple of time by the AloeMafia. But yes, I believe to get anywhere like the incomes they are saying, you have to work stupid hours...

Jezebel555 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:51:15

If she was your friend she have told you the truth and let you make an informed decision. She's used you as part of her 'team' for her own gain

paintpot5 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:51:18


wizzywig Wed 27-Jan-16 21:53:54

Ltb. Just ltb

aquashiv Wed 27-Jan-16 21:56:36

Oh My fucking God they are everywhere....Its like a cult. I know very sane people who get completely sucked in by it as well. It gives me the willies. You had a lucky escape your poor mate I hope she hasn't lost too much money.
I think they are Scientologists, they are preying on vulnerable people.

DollyTwat Wed 27-Jan-16 21:57:52

Don't do it Hun

Run247 Wed 27-Jan-16 21:58:50

Dreadful products and horrific scam organisation. Run while you can and ignore her attempts to get you back.

Dreadful fake woman too.. She frightens me in the video .. The part where she says "get rid of your kids"!

SocksRock Wed 27-Jan-16 21:59:41

Bloody hell, just watched that video. She's a pretty high up lady I think?

SpaceDinosaur Wed 27-Jan-16 22:01:03

Oh my Christ. The director of a company I once worked for got involved in Arbon which is basically a pyramid scheme with cosmetics. He was forever trying to push that shite on us. And his wife was the HR department ffs!

The moment I wanted to kill him was when he said to me "I make more from Arbon a month than you take home from this job in a quarter."
To which I don't believe my "then you're aware you're grossly underpaying and undervaluing me" response was what he was expecting! grin

Lillygolightly Wed 27-Jan-16 22:01:12

I have a friend who tried to get me on this too, I hadn't even heard of said company or product before and while friend was explaining it I said 'oh so its a pyramid scheme'? to which said friend became very defensive saying it's NOT a pyramid scheme when its clearly a bloody pyramid scheme.

What I find quiet confusing is that either friend is completely taken in by the whole BS spouted by the company and genuinely doesn't think its a pyramid scheme (intelligent person so hard to believe) or worse thinks more of making money out of me than me as a friend.

It's all BS because if it was real and you could make a very good full time wage on part time hours and lead the wonderful lifestyle they all brag about we'd all be fucking at it wouldn't we!! Especially with Mumsnet around that shit would hardly be a secret!! lol

Gobbolino6 Wed 27-Jan-16 22:01:45

She just wanted to recruit you so she could make money off your sales.

Clarella Wed 27-Jan-16 22:01:51

Have you ever seen those crazy snails with parasites controlling their brains and making them do weird a things so they'll get eaten?

It's a but like that. She's not your friend till she's been dewormed of that green mush.

Katenka Wed 27-Jan-16 22:02:42

Did you actually sign up?

throwingpebbles Wed 27-Jan-16 22:02:43

That's the thing. She made this really big deal out of coming to see me and catching up and then all she wanted to do was show me stuff about FL.
It all sounded so positive but I am an Indecisive person and I like to take time to make a decision and then a luckily a friend sent me that video someone has linked to!!

Imagine if a company did that when recruiting people "oh yes, it's £x a month and just part time flexible hours" then you arrive on your first day they said "oh by the way that's all bollocks you need to work a 70 hour week and no maternity leave for you either!" angry

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