Amway, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Primerica, cult-like save-your-soul churches...anything the relies on a "investment" into a pyramid scheme and hypnotic leaders makes me run away as fast as possible!!!<quoted text>I hate those Amway people even more than I hate prosthelytizing Christians trying to save me.
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#62 May 14, 2010
#63 May 14, 2010
I didn't know about and couldn't have cared less about the products before working there. They did have a woodcrafts operation and the products made there really are very nice.
As nice as they are though, it's a disposal-income type of item competing for spare $$$$. They were struggling badly even before the economy went sour and have always had mass-layoffs. Now....I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the doors were eventually shut.
Unless they change their business model to selling retail, they won't make it much longer.
#64 May 14, 2010
What they really need is a different channel. If they sell through representatives, that sounds like a high cost/high commission/low volume endeavor. You wouldn't want to throw the Longaberger business away until it dies off, so maybe you rebrand and sell basically the same stuff over the internet at a lower price?
#65 May 14, 2010
Those organizations always turn me off. Pyramid schemes and God always seem to go hand-in-hand. Some of the biggest holy rollers I've met are also into these pyramid sales schemes in a big way.
#66 May 17, 2010
The production workers had REAL jobs. They brought home real money. AS noted, a household can only use so many baskets, and when compared to bread and milk, the baskets do not have priority in a household budget.
#67 May 17, 2010
By real jobs, I meant something with some security. These workers are getting laid off all the time. I don't know if they were piece work 'associates' or they were getting hourly, but the basket makers were pushed to work fast in a job requiring a lot of repetitive motion actions.
#68 May 17, 2010
The basket-makers worked on piece-rate when I was there. It seemed to be a professionally-run organization, and all. The word "security" as related to jobs is not synonymous with being employed at Longaberger though. Unfortunately, I've seen many-a-good-people have their livelihoods stripped away while working their.
In all honesty and from personal experience, I recommend seeking government work and/or leaving Ohio. After getting out of the military as a disabled veteran, I came back to Ohio 15 years ago hoping to settle down. Three college degrees and two eliminated positions later, I'm back to working for the same military service, this time as a civilian. I'll retire or die here.
There's no such thing as security in the private sector. It's terrible. If you have kids currently unable or unwilling to go to college out of high school, I highly recommend the military. It opens so many doors that the private sector doesn't offer.
I'm off my soap-box now.
#69 Jan 5, 2012
I have purchased many baskets over the years..no one twisted my arm to buy them...I enjoyed them at the time and still do. I also enjoyed the excitement of going to the factory and Dresden...so soon we forget...I am finishing my may basket this year....and glad I am...I am sad that the times have changed. I enjoyed seeing Dave and grandma..getting my basket signed.. I don't have the answer how to save longaberger. I wish I did..a sign of our times... Let us try to remember the good times and hope for a brighter future..
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