Quixtar? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Health & Safety

Health & Safety Health concerns worldwide, scams, and other safety issues. Don't get ripped off! Also post your safety prevention tips!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
TPunk Emeritus
 
blinkchick2134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,637
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My boyfriend got approached in a sandwhich shop last week but this guy claiming to be looking for new employee.

Main things he mentioned were:
"Be your own boss"
"Make 20k to 100k the 1st year"

So my boyfriend went to this seminar they had were they gave him the information. He pays $300 bucks and they let him purchase discounted products but he has to recruit x amount of new people.

Doesn't sound legit to me but he's all excited (not so much that I found out it's similar to Amway). Wondering if you guys had any info that would help me to get his mind off of it.
__________________
Amber

"If I had a kid I'd f**k it. Then kill it. Then f**k it again." Seattle 2006

blog of travels and such
flickr

Currently located in HAWAII

Been to: Alaska, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hawaii, Spain, Switzerland - - also meetups in Chicago, LA, and Seattle
blinkchick2134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

hahahahahaha!



aaaaaaahahahahhaaha.


Okay, lemme 'splain why this is funny:


Okay, wait just a minute more. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

I have one word for you, babe: AMWAY. (Quixstar or however it's spelled is part of the Amway Umbrella.)

If your boyfriend goes to another meeting, do him a favor and tell him this:

Don't drink the kool-aid!!!

__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Amway is nothing but a bunch of bible-thumping nutjobs that use a legal Ponzi pyramid scheme to maintain their ranks.

Furthermore, the tales of mucho dinero, etc. are only for the top folks. It rapidly becomes a FT job, with the conventions, and all the tapes/cds you buy for motivational sales, etc etc.

Quixtar is Amway's internet-based wing.


Have fun vacationing on Peter Island :D


http://skepdic.com/amway.html


FTR, however, the Amway folks are well-intentioned if not horribly misguided. They have done a lot of good for Grand Rapids, MI, as well as the state of Michigan, but I would NEVER EVER consider joining their ranks. I have better things to waste my money on. Like hookers and blow.
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2005, 10:11 PM   #4
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

^ What he said.

Plus there's the whole SPIKED KOOL-AID THING that I mentioned earlier!!!

__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2005, 11:56 PM   #5
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

When did they spike their kool-aid?


I think my mom did it for awhile before i was born...
It might explain my lack of right brain functions
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 12:22 AM   #6
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by TheJake@Dec 28 2005, 12:56 AM
When did they spike their kool-aid?
I think my mom did it for awhile before i was born...
It explains my lack of* brain functions
[snapback]95090[/snapback]
Edit: Fixed it for ya.
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

ass

__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 03:25 AM   #8
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Northern British Columbia Canada
Posts: 928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via MSN to TheWills
Default

LOL!!! kool-aid.........ahhh too funny
Yeah I went to one of these things as well way back when a bunch of my friends were wanting to get into it, I reccommend stay away, I think the only ones making the bucks are the guys collecting 300 buckeroos on book and material and I really hate people trying to chirp it up by calling it a business and be your own boss blah blah blah, you can make up to 100k a year but in reality you might make 10 bucks! Fuck it get a real job
TheWills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
TPunk Emeritus
 
blinkchick2134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Here and there
Posts: 1,637
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks guys hopefully I can talk some sense into him.
__________________
Amber

"If I had a kid I'd f**k it. Then kill it. Then f**k it again." Seattle 2006

blog of travels and such
flickr

Currently located in HAWAII

Been to: Alaska, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hawaii, Spain, Switzerland - - also meetups in Chicago, LA, and Seattle
blinkchick2134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:27 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121