Last year I had an ordeal with them.
Just now, another "IBO" tried to recruit me. He just starts talking to me, which should have raised my suspicion . . . especially since he was (there is a huge Asian Amway community here). Eventually, I pieced together all the signs (fake laugh, economics major, Asian, pushy behavior) and I said out of nowhere "you for Amway, don't you?" Bingo!
It's remarkable how similar these people all are. They're robots. They try to build rapport with you, but it's all very artificial. They're concerned only with the business. They all act the same way, say the same things, even laugh the same way . . .
We had about a twenty minute conversation where I told him about my hellish experience (which I enjoyed thoroughly even though I know he wasn't really listening) with the company, but I could tell the entire time that he was still going to try to recruit me.
He noted that I was drinking Muscle Milk and brought up Nutrilite (an Amyway mainstay). He insisted that Nutrilite was much better, but I enjoyed telling him that "no, I've had both, and Nutrilite tastes like crap" and he remarked that protein drinks aren't about taste, and I responded (accurately) that the protein content is the same. For once, he seemed to lack a pre-packaged response, which was a small moral victory. I suspect he was surprised to be met with such resistance, since most of the people they recruit (like me, last year) have no idea what they're getting into.
I had just one question for him; how is money made in this business? Mother ****er couldn't give me a straight answer. Early in the conversation, I had *****ed about being forced to buy products to sell, and he told me you don't sell anything. But then later, he told me that it isn't a pyramid scheme because products are being sold. Then he tried to explain that you make money by buying the products (the same BS argument my recruiters tried to make last year). By this point, I was laughing and mocking the idea of buying things to make money by using my Muscle Milk as a visual aid. I still don't understand how money is actually made in that business (and he couldn't explain it, either).
He kept trying to ask me why I didn't like the business (just like the people I was involved with last year). They cannot wrap their heads around the fact that sometimes people just aren't interested! The main reason I hate the company is their legendary persistence of the IBOs. Getting away from them is a nightmare.
After twenty minutes of this, I said I had to go, and he still followed me back to my dorm, and was still talking about the business the entire time.
Ugh. These people. I hate them so much. I wish they could see how sleazy they are.