Thursday, February 10, 2011
Hiring IBO’s a bad idea?
I’ve been to enough Amway meetings where the Platinum or Diamond speaker shows contempt to anyone who has a job.
They sneer at people who have jobs. They put down people who have jobs. They criticize people who have jobs. They demand to know why IBO’s are working for other people.
The brainwashing just goes on and on and on.
Soon the IBO’s duplicate their upline and sneer at people who have jobs and show contempt for people who work for someone else. These same IBO’s hold down jobs themselves. When we were in Amway no one in our line other than ourselves were self-employed and very few crossline were self-employed.
Most IBO’s are employed by others and armed with the hateful things they have to say about people with J.O.B.s it doesn’t take long for their shitty attitude to infiltrate the workplace. They criticize their co-workers and probably their boss because they’re all fucking morons for having a J.O.B. and working for someone else instead of themselves. They probably start complaining about how much they hate their job and they can’t wait until they’re finally free, thanks to Amway. Better keep your mouths shut or that day might come sooner than you think! And you won’t be financially free when it does!
Employees that complain about how much they hate their job usually don’t last too long in the workplace. They either quit or they’re fired. No workplace needs that kind of negativity bringing the moral down or irritating the other employees who have to listen to the Amway drunken IBO spout off their brainwashed bullshit.
I was amazed at the number of IBO’s in our line or crossline who became unemployed in a period of several months. I could certainly understand why their employers didn’t want to keep them around because they all had this brainwashed “J.O.B.’s Suck” attitude. I never saw any of them find another J.O.B. while we were still in Amway and most of them resorted to taking odd jobs wherever they could find them.
Being the nice guy that he is my Ambot tried to help a few of them out whenever he heard of someone who needed casual labor help doing maintenance around the house.
I talked about our friend who’s a painter in a previous post who occasionally hires helpers for large jobs. Ambot managed to get an unemployed IBO on as his helper. It wasn’t a particularly large job either. About a 1600 square foot house, 2 stories, 3 bedrooms but it needed painting inside and out. Shouldn’t take 2 men too long especially since it was empty and being repainted prior to the new owners moving in. Getting the inside painted first was obviously the priority.
Our painter friend will never hire that IBO again because he was slower than shit. He did a good job but according to our friend, the IBO was S..L..O..W..... For $15/hour I could see why he wanted to drag the job on as long as he could especially since he had no other work lined up. In addition to being a too slow painter, the IBO further annoyed our friend by spending huge amounts of time on his cell phone, calls and texts. If that wasn’t bad enough he brought a boom box and blasted out the latest Amway CD from his tools order.
Yeah I wouldn’t hire that bastard again either!
Ambot actually found another day job for him. Some friends of ours decided to turn their shed in the back yard into a clubhouse for their teenage son. The interior, about 10’ x 15’, needed to be sanded down in preparation for painting. There was some tool they were able to rent for sanding but neither of them wanted to sand so Ambot recommended the bastard but cautioned he was really S..L..O..W..... They didn’t care as long as he was conscientious and did a good job. Ambot suggests rather than paying him by the hour that they pay the bastard $150 for the job whether it takes him 5 hours or 10 hours. So they all agree on that. For some reason we ended up getting involved in picking up the sander from the rental place. I guess our friends couldn’t get there before going to work. I picked up the tool and brought it over to their shed. Ambot phoned slow-as-shit to tell him to get it back to the tool rental place before they closed at 5pm. The bastard arrived around 9 or 10am and started work. At 2:30 he phoned Ambot to say he was nearly done and ready to start cleaning up. I’m not sure how long it takes to sweep up or vacuum the sawdust but I’m sure my friends or their son could have done it when they got home probably take them no more than 10 minutes. Around 5:10 the bastard phones Ambot to double check the address of the tool rental place. Ambot is pissed! What part of “they’re closed at 5pm” did he have trouble understanding? The bastard decides to drive over there anyway and see if someone is still at work. No luck. He eventually brings the sander back to our house. The rental place opens at 7am and if we can get it back by 7:30 our friends won’t be charged an extra day. So now I’m inconvenienced because I have to haul my ass out of bed early the next morning to return the damned sander.
We never recommended that bastard for any other odd jobs. I mean instead of getting the tool back to the shop - about 10 minute drive away - he stayed inside the shed fucking around on his phone for 2 hours!
Our friends needed more help with their shed renos into teen clubhouse. They wanted to get a phone line and cablevision line out there so they could put in a TV and phone. Another friend of theirs was going to wire it from their house to the shed and said they should dig a trench so he could feed the wires through plastic pipes and bury it. They needed a trench dug and I’m not sure why they didn’t get their teenager and some of his friends to dig it but they didn’t. Ambot knows another out of work IBO a young fellow who looks pretty strong. He’s offered $100 to dig a trench about a foot deep and 25 feet from the house to the shed. Shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours because its really nice soft soil, easy digging. It takes him 4 hours because of all the time he spends on his cell phone. But he got the job done.
I would never hire an IBO for any job for the reasons I’ve already listed. They’re negative toward work, they waste too much time on the phone, they want to crank the volume on Amway CD’s, and they have a bad attitude. You pay somebody to get a job done you want them to do the work and not fuck around with texting, phone calls, recruiting prospects, selling Amway shit, blasting Amway motivational CD’s, and otherwise being annoying.
Yes I discriminate! Lazy ass Amway IBO’s need not apply!