Thursday, March 3, 2011
Buy Less and Be Heard!
I saw an interview with a man who’s written a book about consumers and how we can make corporations behave. He uses his blog to get the word out there about different companies. Mostly this has to do with companies that offer shitty products and even shittier customer service when consumers have a complaint.
I thought he was talking about Amway!
But no, the examples he uses are other companies.
He got mad at his lawn mower and blogged about it. Then someone from John Deere head office stops by his blog to read it to see if there was a problem and if this blog could be dangerous to any potential buyers. He never heard from John Deere so the employee must have decided someone blogging about being mad at their lawnmower isn’t a threat.
That’s exactly the same way it is with Amway’s head office! Except I’m betting there are a lot more people out there who are pissed off at Amway than they are at John Deere!
First off you got to wonder why Amway employees are fucking around surfing the Internet during business hours instead of actually getting work done. What about the Amway employee using the Blackberry in the evening to read my blog. You’d think company issued phones are to be only used for company related business, not the employee’s entertainment pursuits.
But really who am I going to complain to? I’ve already learned that Amway head office doesn’t give a flying fuck when IBO’s complain about the lies from their upline, so why would they give a shit when a blogger reports to them that their employees are surfing the Internet during working hours instead of actually (gasp!) working.
. The I-don’t-give-a-shit winners in the customer service department! Apathy City
There are lots of bloggers who get the word out about Amway one way or another. Some focus on why the Amway business is a bad opportunity. Other bloggers keep their readers up to date with things going on in the news that are negatively affecting Amway. Some bloggers ferret out the lies and report on them. Other bloggers talk about the Amway cult and brainwashing. Others get the word out there about the tool scam. Most bloggers cross all lines and anything Amway is fair game.
My blog exists because I like cursing out my former upline and to tell about the brainwashing used on my Ambot so others can be warned about what is ahead should they choose to proceed. Sometimes I talk about what Amway’s business opportunity but I’m happiest cursing out the upline assholes and revealing what went on at Amway meetings and functions.
Former IBO’s blog about their Amway experiences and other former IBO’s leave comments about their similar experiences which means there’s a lot of information about Amway on the Internet: the cult, brainwashing, inferior products at premium prices, IBO abuse, shitty customer service from head office, the amount of money Amway IBO’s really earn each month, the amount of money that IBO’s lose each month, Diamonds lying about buying everything for cash, Diamonds selling houses or having their homes foreclosed, Diamonds declaring bankruptcy. When it comes right down to it just about everything associated with Amway is a lie. But mostly those lies are generated by the IBO's, not necessarily by Amway's head office who refuse to take responsibility for the IBO's actions and turn the other cheek and pretend its not happening.
Amway does not consider bloggers to be a threat to their bottom line. Talk about arrogance!
The author being interviewed finished with one piece of advice: “Buy less and be heard!”
That same piece of advice could be targeted to any corporation that offers inferior products and inferior customer service but its a perfect weapon against Amway.
People blogging about Amway get thousands of visitors each month so we are being heard.
I don’t buy nothing from Amway and its a safe bet that most of my readers don’t either so we’re winning on the “buy less” front too except in our case its “don’t buy at all”.
Buy less and be heard!