|Received:||6/29/2006 12:40:42 PM|
|Organization:||Nuskin / Pharmanex|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Hi Federal Trade Commission, I say NO to the "Business Opportunity Rule". It's nobody’s business how much I make or who my customers are. It's a violation of all of our rights to privacy, both my customers and mine. Do you really think that they want to be calling by thousands of people with questions about products they use? How long would you use a product or stay in a business if all day long you had people calling you up and quizzing you on your preferences. How would you like to get calls at dinnertime from people that you don't know and don't want to hear from? That's why we have a "do not call list", and you're going to have 20 times as many people getting calls. You may as well toss that list out, if this law goes though. Also, what I make is not a reflection of what they are going to make, only a possibility, I will not have people suing me because I'm making something and they don't. How much they make is based on their effort. And I tell them that, up front. This is a publicly traded company and anyone that wants to research it, can call them directly or look it up on the Internet. Did anyone give you the information on how much your boss and your boss’s boss make before you took your job? Did they tell you how many people quit or didn't make the grade for your position? Did they tell you who their business clients and associations were and how to contact them? No they did not. Why? For one thing it changes on a daily bases, for another, well what do you think would happen to your business, if the competition got a list of all your best income producers. Most companies in America and around the world have some form of direct sales and network marketing and this is going to hurt them and kill the little startup businesses running on a shoestring budget. If you want to do something constructive, educate the public into not joining or buying from a company until they do their homework on that company, call the home office of that company and ask their questions. Any time they cannot get a direct phone number from a business owner or connect with that company, Run. And run fast. It's just not right that I should have to do their homework for them. I'm not in business to be an information service, call the "BBB", or come to think of it, the can call you. I say NO to the "Business Opportunity Rule". Have a good day, Charles Studer P.S. The last time you bought a car, did the salesman document how much he made so you know how much you'll get on resale, and what documentation did you get about his customers and the company he's working with. How about your insurance agent?