LuLaRoe: Family Last

by Evil HR Lady on January 8, 2018

The biggest contributor to the wage gap is that women want “temporal flexibility.” In other words, many women want to put family first and still make a living. Naturally, this draws them towards organizations such as LuLaRoea multi-level marketing company that sells clothing. Their motto speaks to this:

LuLaRoe: Where through fashion we create freedom, serve others and strengthen families. A place where lives are being improved and dreams achieved through love, purpose, confidence, trust and growth.

Sounds ideal for a mom that wants temporal flexibility, right? But, that’s not how it always plays out. Even within LuLaRoe founder DeAnne Stidham’s own family.

Recently, Stidham’s niece, Kristy Benton, shared a conversation she had last year with her Aunt over a mandatory meeting. It didn’t show LuLaRoe’s commitment to family:

To keep reading, click here: LuLaRoe: Family Last

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Maria Rose January 8, 2018 at 9:52 pm

I tried the consultatant selling route once until I figured out it is basically a pyramid scam, most are. The field is over saturated with sellers and limited access to buyers. I speak from personal experience as there’s just so many times that you can get people to host these kinds of parties. Those supervisors who have the high income got there climbing on the backs of all those consultants they brought into the system.
As far as mandatory meetings go, there should be flexible and choices for these meetings so that all can attend on their time. What I gather from this situation, there’s a bonus to supervisor based on number of actual attendees hence the pressure.
Like all jobs which offer flexibility, that has to swing both ways unless this was a requirement stated in start of employment.

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Sara January 9, 2018 at 1:02 am

I agree – there are too many people hurt by these business models. I honestly believe they should become illegal, just like pyramid schemes. Suzanne’s previous reporting on this company has been very revealing. Plus – I’m sorry – but leggings are a dime a dozen. Why on earth would this company actually be better at making/selling them than anyone else. I don’t get it at all.

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Sara January 9, 2018 at 1:00 am

Never go into business with family or friends unless those relationships are expendable. That said, you’re not going to have happy employees unless you are flexible. If people have a vacation planned before you plan your work event, the company’s out of luck in my opinion.

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