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Do you have a list of people that you will not have as a hostess again, because of some reason or other?
I have two, anyone else?


Asked by lapcounter at 1:19 PM on Feb. 18, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • LOL, I do not keep a list; but I just write notes on my after party summary for hostesses who either just thought i was coming over for entertainment, who were rude,or who I just wouldnt feel comfortable doing a party for again.I had one lady tell me when I showed up, 'I know the party's supposed to be at 7,but I already told my friends I want it to start at eight.' Um,excuse me? I also had a lady invite over 22 ladies,and not one bought one thing. They kept begging for freebies and such as well. I have to make money to give out rewards,and I only reward people who help me,ya know?

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 1:36 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • LOL, I hate to sound harsh,but this is my f/t income,I treat my hostesses with respect,so they should treat the distributor with resepect.For the most part,though,I get good hostesses

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 1:37 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • I agree with sweetest-sin7, this is all I do and my hostesses are rewarded well and have never said or done anything that I would never go back to them. I have earned their respect and they have all been great. Some are always better than the others, but all in all, I love all my hostesses. They pass the word for me well.

    Answer by marywoz at 2:59 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Sweetest-sin7 well I haven't had one that bad, LOL! Thank goodness mine I had to stay on them to get their orders turned in, in both cases some of my customers didn't get what they wanted because the hostess waited to long. I did make it up to one of the individuls thoug because she is a good customer!


    Answer by lapcounter at 3:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Ive had my share of horrible hostesses and customers. I hate when they complain about a FREE gift, or that it isnt what they needed. It is free,take it! Some people are just inconsiderate and unappreciative.

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 3:33 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Some hostesses think that you are entertainment and tell their friends 'dont buy anything' or 'you dont have to buy anything' and when you get there,you make no $$! Some hostesses just dont do their simple part of inviting people,so you arrive and they are like, 'sorry...no one could make it,' and you have a party with 4 people who say they didnt bring any money,or take your catalog and say they will call you tomorrow with an order.Um...ya,right! LOL. I market in more expensive areas and classier areas now, sad...but I have to!

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 3:41 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • OMG, I could go on forever about my hostess stories. Once, I pull up to a 2 million dollar mansion & none of the hostesses guest show up. We ended up calling all her friends & still getting a $600 party,lol. She tipped me $20 too & we talked all night long, she was awesome & still paid me for my time. Another time; this club asked me to do a ladies night event for ladies only...so of course Im picturing major money, lots of customers,etc. Um...I was wrong. The club wasnt too nice,but lots of women. But,each party I got from that club was horrible! One party,I had to wait an hour for anyone to come,and it was at a trailer parks clubhouse and one of the ladies kept hitting on me and the total party sales for 4 ladies was $10.50. Then a week later,the hostess and her mom call me bitching b/c they didnt get enough ''free!'' are you fucking serious???

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 3:53 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • OH yah, another party...the apt. I show up at has a shit load of kids running around out site with a pit bull!!! I was like Oh,no....Oh...lordy,this is going to be an adventure. I go inside,and the lady closes the apt. door,and it has like 5 dead bolts. Major red flag. There was no furniture in any room,so I just set up my own table I bring and wait an hour for 2 guests to come. I sell adult toys,so absolutely no kids are allowed o course.Well,one lady drags in her kid! I was like, i cant have kids here, and she said ''no prob'' and made her kid play on the porch! Wow,wtf.I dont even do a party,I just breifly pass around the products and take the two orders I get. Oe lady didnt know how to read,the one who had her kid outside...and she was preg,so I had to write out her check for her. Also,she was preggers and talking about how shes getting her other kid dna tested and such...wow...jerry springer chaos.It was crazy!LOL

    Answer by sweetest-sin7 at 3:57 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • That is my favorite to is when no one buys anything, what hell did they think they came for?

    Answer by lapcounter at 4:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • I get hosts that say not now but none that say don't call again. I do have some who ask to be removed from my e-mail but that's no biggie.

    Answer by rocamom at 4:33 PM on Feb. 18, 2009