I had a good chuckle today when an Amway/WWDB apologist claims that I am wrong, and my experience is invalid because my experience is "outdated". That I need to see current issues and things to understand what is really going on. To my knowledge, the only major difference since I left the business 10-11 years ago is the online ordering and corporate issuance of bonuses. Sure there are new products and some other things, but the foundation of what I perceive to be wrong with the opportunity still exists. Many of the leaders that taught bad business 10 years ago are still teaching. Some of the teaching for sure has changed, but not necessarily for the better. There's plenty of reason to believe that the same bad business practices taught long ago still exists. Most IBOs still lose money if they follow the system. Many IBOs are still under the impression that buying from youself is a business activity. Many still believe the system will deliver them to untold wealth. Some and possibly manyIBOs still put down jobs and people who are not in the business. A HUGE Amway supporter (IBOFB) bemoans accreditation as a sad joke (?). What has changed?
But I leave this as food for thought when supporters want to cite outdated information.
Average IBO income - from 2001 and based on a survey done in 2000.
Average income of higher pins - from 2005 (It is the eve of 2009).
If supporters will cry foul about outdated experiences, maybe they should cry foul about outdated information as well?