The trouble with Maelle or why mlm can be worse than a j.o.b.

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We just heard via a million huns that Maelle is to cease selling product ‘for five months’.
Why is this and who knows if it will ever come back?
The statement just issued by Younique is here:
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We at Timeless Vie wonder if this is a dispute about a non compete agreement.
In any business that sells a well known lucrative brand, if you are in senior management, you will be asked to sign a non compete clause, so that should you leave, you agree that you will not take any company secrets with you, don’t copy the business that you left and that you don’t use the same factories or work with the same people or set up the same kind of business – become a competitor- for an agreed period of time.
Bobbi Brown just announced she is leaving her same name company and there is speculation she will have a ‘lengthy’ non compete clause in her contract. http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/n…
Jo Malone (fragrance guru) agreed to not start up another perfume business for five years!  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jo-malone-…
Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo) agreed to stay away from the fashion trade for only one year, but later discovered that Jimmy Choo made their factories sign contracts stating that they would never work with her. So she took them to court. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/…
Whilst in their incredibly long prelaunch period, we worked out that Maelle had trousered around half a million dollars from recruits. We called bullshit back then.
Then there was the tragic lack of product. We have been like CRINGE whilst the bots fawn over a nasty glitter make up pouch (that costs more than a River Island handbag) and a solitary blusher. The inability to create a full make up look, the ‘hero product’ that won’t come out of the faulty tube. Awful.
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We are now raising a collective Instabrow at the flood of positivity memes and hashtags
But you can’t use The Secret to make a court of law to rule in your favour.
We can’t have life our own way by, ‘vibrating on a higher level’. Unicorns aren’t real, either. Sorry ’bout that.
‘’The Secret actually requires that you never doubt yourself, never consider negative repercussions, and never indulge in negative thoughts. This is the confirmation bias on steroids and it can be dangerous: taking on risky business ventures or investments, ignoring red flag behaviors from a romantic partner, denying personal problems or health issues, avoiding necessary confrontations, failing to weigh the possibility of failure in decision making, and so on. While this sort of “delusionally positive” thinking may make one feel better in some (or even many) situations, as a long-term life strategy, it is utterly disastrous. ‘’
And we don’t think that UK law on pyramid selling offers enough protection to the recruits of mlms.
The law already states that there should be no pyramid selling without product. Maelle recruited and proposed cash incentives for recruitment, for as long as eight months before the presenter kits were shipped. UK law sets a limit on initial investment (£200) and a guaranteed refund on that investment during a cooling off period. But we think there should be a time limit on ‘prelaunch’. Otherwise what is there to stop other new mlms from doing the same?
We now watch with interest to see if the recruiting continues and if this mlm survives.
Maelle Mentors, if you are reading this now we are here for  you xxx
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One thought on “The trouble with Maelle or why mlm can be worse than a j.o.b.

  1. This also underlines why you are never an ‘Independent Business Owner’ if you work for an MLM. If they pull the product overnight then you are left with nothing to sell and most likely a load of debt too.

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