all the conversations trying to sell "working from home"

Jennie - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I wish this circle was more geared to actual conversations about us converted working moms, and not just people trying to get you to join their pyramid schemes or whatever it is they are peddling.



I just wanted to rant a little...

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~Jennifer - posted on 07/04/2012

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Posting of 'at-home career / job opportunities' is not allowed on this forum.

Michelle - posted on 06/24/2012

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Okay so I'm reading everything and I'm confused....I get annoyed reading all the direct sales promotions things too...but we are all mothers and I look at it as women trying to support their families....I gave up a large career working a for a major university and medical center to stay home with my kids and it killed me a little because I want from having engaging conversations to watching thomas the tank engine...However, I decided to open my own consulting company and set my own hours...just because you choose to "give up your career" does not mean that seeking out another form for intellectual stimulation or to generate more revenue in your home is a bad thing. so please stop hating on the direct sales ladies they probably had careers once too and gave it up to be w/ their children and are looking for means to bring in a little more income.... sorry but if I offend everyone but remember we are all women & mothers here.

Siobhan - posted on 02/25/2012

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I also agree it has gotten crazy with all the MLM talk. I have been able to stay home with my kids for 13 years and it has been an amazing time. I love the fact that I have seen all the childhood milestones in all four of my kids. I have been to all school events and have be a room mom for each of my children. This year my youngest is in 1st grade and so I am home alone. It has been a hard year so far for me. I help out still with the school right now I do the crosswalk. Every Tuesday I help out in my 1st grader's class but as for the rest of the week I have nothing to do. I started to look for a part time job not just for the money but for me to get out and do something. I know staying home was the right choice I see the result everyday in my kids, but now that I am trying to do something for me I have hit a very tall and hard wall. So far I have applied at Target, Walmart, various stores at the mall and so far no go. I was once a waitress so I tried Olive Garden, Chillies, Applebees. I had an interveiw but It has been so long since I have worked that it wasn't going to work. Then I thought ok how about In and Out, Wendy's and a few other places and to my suprise nothing. It has been very defeating and has brought me to a pretty low place. So I guess what I am trying to say in a very long way is that although I don't want to hear all about the oppurtiny they have to offer I don't blame them for wanting more. I have to be honest I have a family member that is in one of these things and she is doing really good and I have decided to try it out to see how it goes. With the cost of things now the average SAHM has to make some money. I will see where this new adventure takes me. Good luck to all of you. I truely hope that all your dreams come true whatever they are.

Morgan - posted on 02/23/2012

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Hi Jennie,

Your absoulety right!!

There should be absolutely no soliciting in this group, and no asking " ideas on working from home"

This group if for connecting with mothers who were on a career path or even just employed that now stay at home, it's not a networking page.

I have deleted all the threads that I find have violated the terms and will continue to do so and be blocking those who are not following the rules



Thanks

Morgan

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Mildred - posted on 02/18/2012

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I have to say this is THE most confusing message board/community site ever! :) There are too many communities and every one seems to have people who are in the wrong community! I think I'll go find some place smaller and quieter! Guess I'm just a country girl at heart - visiting here makes me feel on the edge of panic like I do when I go to a big city and don't know which way to go! LOL!

Melissa - posted on 02/03/2009

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I am right there with you Katie and Kerry. I think working from home is wonderful if that is what you so choose to do. This site is not for those people.

Melissa - posted on 02/03/2009

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I completely agree. I joined this community to hear from other moms who have transitioned from a career to being a stay at home mom and am somewhat disappointed with all the posts on here trying to recruit people for jobs working from home. Can't these people create their own community for recruiting purpose. This is my first day joining the Circle of Moms and am disappointed in a lot of these posts.

Kerry - posted on 01/30/2009

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unfortunatly katie people dont seem to be listening.

could everyone wanting to talk about working from home, setting up from home or likewise please find their correct group .

Katie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I agree with Liana, and refer to my previous post. No one has to defend her decision to be self employed and I don't want to belabor this point, but a home based business is still a business. A job. A career. Employment. A paycheck. This group is for career to stay at home moms. "For all the moms who had careers and are having a difficult time adjusting from one extreme to the other." I am not criticising anyone for having a career wether it be in a suit at the office, or in your PJ's at home. We are all women and mothers, but this group is specifically designed to form a community of those of us who either by choice or necessity, have given up our careers and need the support of others sharing similar experiences.

Liana - posted on 01/28/2009

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Who says we are mums who don't work? Thats the attitude I object to I work very hard thank you very much..



It is all well and good you saying you don't do it but just take a look at the conversation list it's those ones that people are objecting to there is a goup designed for those who want to work from home, I was under the impression this group was for mother who wanted to make a career out of being mothers.  The site may be for mums of all descriptions but there are seperate groups within this site ou know.



No one is saying it's a crime to work from home it is just an annoying assumption that people seem to have made that because we have chose to stay at home that means we want to be offfered 101 ways to make money. 



If someone asks then fair enough but most of these are just trying to drum up new people into their opportunities because thats the way the majority of these business work.

Katie - posted on 01/26/2009

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I love you ladies!!! You are voicing Exactly what I was thinking - that working from home is still a career. This group is for those of us who gave up our careers to be stay at home Moms. I would like those who reply to every post with work at home ads to start their own group. Wow that felt good!

Rebecca - posted on 01/26/2009

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I completely agree. I'm going to be going through the "leave the job - stay at home" transition come May, and I'm totally nervous about it ... financially, emotionally, intellectually.  This is what I want out of this group!  Maybe I'll start a post :)

Katie - posted on 01/26/2009

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I totally agree. The description for this group is for SAHMs that are trying to transition from working to being a SAHM. I think those that want to advertise their "work from home" opportunities should start their own group. By the way, saying "no handling of merchandise/inventory" etc. and having to send your name and address for information makes a lot of those "opportunities" sound like schemes. There was a scam recently that sounded exactly like that. The people that ended up buying into it were selling stolen merchandise and never knew it. I believe that any information regarding a legitimate business opportunity should be available without having to send in for it, especially in this day and age of identity theft.

Also, there is a group started for those who need a place to rant called "Want to Vent?".

Liana - posted on 01/25/2009

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I agree I'm proud to be a stay at home mum and the implication that I should want to work from home because of that is insulting. 



I do work very hard at bringing up good kids who feel independant and capable of making their own way in the world responsibly. Whats more important than that.  My kids are happy, my partners happy and I'm happy.



I do more than enough already and hate the way society thinks if you are not earning you are not working!

Marcalyn - posted on 01/19/2009

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There are threads for work at home mom's this is not the thread. So please post them elsewhere.

Veronica - posted on 01/16/2009

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You are all right, we have transitioned to be home with our families and probably don't "need" the money, and who wants to waste the precious time we just got back!! I am loving being home for my kids and husband that travels. Good luck to you all.

Jennie - posted on 01/15/2009

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I guess there needs to be a new circle created called "Mom's that want to work out of the house". I think I've posted a couple times on this site and each time one or more other people reply with a message about "working from home", when that wasn't even the subject. Lately the current activity seemed to be all posts about opportunities for mom's to work from home. I started to think of this as just another place for people to advertise. Hence the rant, I suppose I can just unjoin and mind my own business.

Katie - posted on 01/15/2009

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I want my desire to not talk about home business on this thread to be respected...

Katie - posted on 01/13/2009

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Oh my gosh! I am so there with you! I want to talk to real people about real issues. I don't want to buy into a scheme. Plus - I find the assumption offensive - that stay at home moms must need work. I chose to leave my full time job to spend time with my kids. I don't want to fill up that time with another job...

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Jennie,

I TOTALLY AGREE!!! I think the "work from home jobs" are totally stupid and a rip off. I go to babycenter.com a lot since it is more informational (with chat) and less about stuffing envelopes. Amen!!!

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