Monday, September 28, 2015

In Amway Learn How To Trade Hours For Pennies

“What are you doing working a J.O.B.? You’re trading hours for dollars!”

I’ve heard that phrase sneered at the audience countless times from the speakers at Amway meetings. Platinum or Diamond they all put down anyone who works for someone else.

Trading hours for dollars = holding down a job. The cult leaders say job is a 4 letter word - the bastards can’t even count! 3 letters boys. Count ’em again. 3!

In one way or another we all trade hours for dollars.

Except in Amway where we trade hours for pennies and still end up in the hole.

Ambot spent approximately 100 hours a month in Amway related shit. This would include 3 or 4 board plans in living rooms each week, countless hours studying Amway literature and products on their website, 2 or 3 Amway events a month where a Diamond came to town, a day long rally once a month, not to mention all the time spent trying to recruit new IBO’s or finding suckers to buy the overpriced shitty Amway products. What about countless phone calls and text messages each day from the upline where he was expected to drop whatever he was doing to give them his undivided attention for an hour or more?

What about my hours? And here I probably put in the required 10 to 15 hours a week. So combined we put in between 140 to 160 hours a month. Wasted time that we'll never get back.

OK to make the calculations easy lets knock off my time and focus on Ambot's time and call it 100 hours a month. In return if we did 100PV that would be a check from Amway for the month of about $10. So Ambot is earning .10 cents an hour.

Ambot is trading hours for pennies. Like everyone else stuck in the Amway scam who can meet that minimum 100PV purchase each month to qualify for a measly commission check.

Lets not even get into the cost of tools, attending functions, and their related costs (travel, hotel, food) because he’s now in the hole hundreds of dollars each month.

So how about that $10/hour cashier job compared to an Amway income? The cashier earns the same amount in 1 hour working a job as Ambot does after trading 100 hours on useless Amway bullshit.

If the cult leaders were telling the truth they’d call it trading dollars for pennies but that doesn’t sound so good when they’re insulting prospective recruits into the Amway cult.

Any business owner trades hours for dollars but hopefully most business owners have a legitimate business earning them real money and they’re not settling for a paltry Amway income that isn’t even a wage one could live on in a 3rd world country. That’s something to think about. A worker in a 3rd world country is trading hours for dollars and still making more than most North American Amway IBO’s.

If I had to make a choice about going back to work or going back to Amway, I’d rather trade hours for dollars working for a legitimate employer than working more hours being a Scamway IBO and scamming others to lose their money chasing hopeless dreams.



  1. I trade my hours for my boss's dollars. If I wanted be an IBO I would much rather go into the same business my boss is doing (because he has already trained me by paying me to learn his business) than to buy into a scam like Amway. Or I could use my job as a reference to show my skill set I have been paid to learn. Imagine using Amway as a reference. "Yeah, I'm real good at buying cases of overpriced pukey energy drinks, soap and vitamins and stuff and then going around looking for suckers as dumb as myself to try to get my money back. Did it for years. But now I need to make some money, so you wanna hire me?"

    1. Hi Anonymous. I agree. If you want to start your own business it's better going into something where you already have knowledge of the industry and contacts. What kind of job skills do you get in Amway? As you said there's not much call for people who can buy overpriced shitty Amway products!

  2. Love this blog. Is there a way I can send you a Facebook chat where an Ambot tries to get me to join, I think you would find it hilarious.

    1. Hi Mathew. If you can copy and paste it, just stick it into the comments of the most recent post here so more can see it! Yeah anytime an ambot tries to bullshit about Amway its hilarious. Its just not so funny when you're on the receiving end of abuse and going through financial and emotional distress thanks to Amway.

  3. Let's look at it dispassionately. If you work for a merely nominal sum (pennies on the hour), that is a sacrifice. If you give away your time, that is a sacrifice. If you spend good money on stuff that is essentially overpriced or worthless, that is a sacrifice. If you pay for and go to some utterly useless event featuring a loudmouth diamond who gives you a pep-talk, that is a sacrifice.

    Where and when are sacrifices made? In religions, and in religious services!

    It cannot be said often enough: Amway is basically a religion, not a business. What stupid IBOs are doing is really just putting cash into the collection plate for their God -- the Great God of Amway.

    It's OK to practice your religion, whatever it may be. But don't insult the intelligence of other people by claiming that you are practicing free enterprise.

    1. Hi Anonymous. One thing real business owners know is if they have to take a loss its better to take a loss on their time rather than on product. In Amway, an Ambot takes losses on both.

      Yeah I remember hearing the sacrifice shit at Amway cult meetings. It's all part of Amway's twisted religion. Why the hell should I sacrifice anything - time or money just to appease the Great Amway God.


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