|Received:||6/11/2006 9:43:53 AM|
|Organization:||Jockey Person to Person|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I truly question if this email will make a difference, but I feel that I must let you know that this is one of the most hurtful acts that can be put upon our profession. I have been in Mary Kay, Amway, Melaluca, and now Jockey Person to Person over the course of 20 some odd years. I obviously have been recruited into these companies and each company provides a service to their customers as well as the persons sponsored. I prefer this industry so that I have the freedom to work as little or as much as I like in addition to other responsibilities. Currently, raising a family. I am sure there are people out there who are unethical and I am sure their are companies that are not of the highest calibur as there are in hourly employment. Having worked for corporate America I have a lot of stories about sexual harrassment, discrimination, black balling and all the other pretty little things that go on in companies. However, I do not see any postings when I hire in that will tell me how many lawsuits they have had, turnover (how many people have left the business in 2 yrs), outsourcing, office closings, relocations and (my favorite) one week to think it over. I think that attacking the direct selling profession is not going to be beneficial to our country. It supports a large range of individuals with a large variety of reasons for choosing this profession. Considering how many corporations are choosing to hire outside of our country, does it make sense to attack the business that remain. Maybe your time would be best spent meeting the individuals that you will be hurting with these proposals. In fact, Lifetime Television will be covering Jockey Person to Person on July 8 with their premier of a new series called Balancing Act.....Aptly enough it will show how our business is benefiting women who are trying to raise a family and make money. I think that there needs to be more employment opportunities for families to be able to put the family and children first. Such as being home for the children. Direct Selling offers exactly that. If there are issues with a particular individual or company then there should be remedies for that. But to flush a whole industry down the toilet seems like a cut off the nose to spite the face senario. Thank you for listening and I invite you to come visit with me and see what the profession is really about. PS if the concern is over the initial investment amount, then I guess the 3 day right to cancel takes care of that. But 7 days to think about it, please.