Frustrated network marketer, give this some thought as a critical thinker. If a network marketing company has a legal team that writes the policies and procedures and oversees the legalities of the company, it is fair to speculate that the network marketing company has generally spent about a quarter of a million dollars retaining this legal department. The legal team is retained for a reason. The legal department has to justify their existence as a back drop for the company, after all they just added a lot in overhead to the company expense account. The legal department writes Policies and Procedures so inconspicuous, so confusing – it’s just legalese, beware!
For instance you read about Succession in clause 7, 7.C., and then down in 19.D, they talked about it again. You have to pull those 2 or 3 clauses together, sort of a cut and paste in order to see the whole picture. You see the lawyer mentions a little bit about it up here and then adds the rest of it down here. All very confusing to follow if you do not know what you are looking for. If you don’t connect the two, you don’t know what they’re talking about.
Lawyers LOVE writing all this bull!
(Company name removed to protect them) In some companies, the P & Ps say you are responsible “If any member of a Distributor’s immediate household engages in any activity which, if performed by the Distributor, would violate any provision of the Agreement, such activity will be deemed a violation by the Distributor and “Company” may take disciplinary action pursuant to the Statement of Policies against the Distributor. Similarly, if any individual associated in any way with a corporation, partnership, trust or other entity violates the Agreement, such action(s) will be deemed a violation by the entity, and “Company” may take disciplinary action against the entity.”
Real simple, Policies and Procedures are written for a reason; to protect the company. They will be used or they would not be written to begin with. You can check out many horror stories of Policies and Procedures be used against distributors at MLM Watch Dog or Rip Off Report.
Network Marketing companies would be NOTHING without the distributors! CEOs who have built a downline know this little secret. Sure, they need a product, they have to ship a product and they have to send a bonus check, but who built the company? Who built the volume? The distributor. The CEO who realizes will treat their distributors like gold. This CEO is not in the business of terminating the distributors. Be a critical thinker when it comes to choosing and joining an MLM opportunity. Many Policies and Procedures have these same clauses but it all hinges on the integrity of the owner to whether they will use the clauses as they were meant to be used and not in some devious manner. Make sure to check the owners past actions or it might come back to bite you in the butt!
Have you read YOUR P & Ps lately?
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