|Received:||6/5/2006 4:33:59 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Here are some of my objections: 1) I prospect with leads that I buy from Traffic Oasis. These people are in other states and since they don't know me personally and most have never heard of Shaklee to know the integrity of the company, I really have to convince them about how honorable this company is and that they will NEVER have their name given out. People nowadays are very worried about identity theft, and with good reason. 2) I have never put my address in the phone book or anywhere else because this is a family business, and until I know someone very well, I don't want them to know where I live. Most of us have children and grandchildren we have to protect. We don't want just anybody showing up at our door to see if we have a bottle of HerbLax that they need today! There are a lot of crazies out there! Now the FTC wants to give out my name to every prospective member and distributor in my area? Why is the gov't bothering with all of this privacy act stuff, and now FTC wants to do the opposite? 3) When I talk to people in other states that don't know me yet, I still have to talk to them a few times to establish a relationship of trust. If the FTC now wants to give them the names of 10 people in their area, these people could then establish a relationship with someone else that I've recruited. I don't want my person talking to another Shaklee business. The prospect may get into a group that won't even help them. I've seen this happen before, right here in ND (they look up someone else in the phonebook to see if that person was of higher rank, thinking that will make them more successful). Had a guy do that once, then came back to me becaue the "higher rank" guy had practices he didn't like. 4) This will not allow us to sign someone up for a week or so until the new person has received 10 names from Shaklee, plus some other info. What a huge amount of paperwork for Shaklee! What a burden to us! 5) My husband and I don't have a retirement pension, and our Social Security income is too small to suppport us. Shaklee is our retirement income. Now the FTC will be endangering many like us and make it harder for us to do this business.