I hate big business and capitalism, but there is a real ethical distinction between regular big companies and MLM's. As someone who purchases her own supplies and pursues her own education for makeup artistry, the concept of having to pay to start your own business (as you do in an MLM) isn’t foreign to me— this is one of the reasons freelancers/small business owners are susceptible to MLM recruiting tactics. .
However, working for Ulta and being a Dermalogica Skin Therapist has given me so much perspective. First of all, Ulta is compensating me right now while I stay home to flatten the curve. And other than perpetuating false hope, MLM’s are not taking care of their distributors right now. YOU HAVE TO PAY THE COMPANY TO STAY IN IT. So like, do you “work for an amazing company,” or are you the end consumer in a system that doesn’t care about you?
I’ve taken many classes FOR FREE with Dermalogica both before and during the quarantine. I didn’t have to pay one dime for this educational opportunity. Trainings in MLM’s often cost money. Why should I pay to train myself to sell your products? No normal company makes this a thing. I’ve had several jobs within the beauty industry, and consistently I’ve observed that brands provide support to their accounts for free/with a wholesale order- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. .
So yeah, I’m grateful to work for a legitimate company right now. .
Srry I hate long IG posts but comment down below a 💪 if you read the whole thing because I’d love to know who else is thinking about these things.
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