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Old 08-22-2007, 03:16 PM
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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Haha, thanks for the recognition Stone. When you said your friend looked over smiling, I pictured the Enzyte guy. I would've said, "hey, wait right there while I go get a rolling pin to knock your teeth out." It's true though, for some reason, these companies have some intense way to attract people. I'm almost positive it has something to do with how easy they make everything seem. They thrive on desperate people.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:02 PM
Location: California
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I think my two favorite portions of this thread have to do with the title line "cult" and WSW's comment on the bluetooth headset. I remember when they first came out and I was the only ones with one...thought I was cool. Now I see people who just leave them on... looks utterly silly. I've actually been considering buying cheap ones off of e-bay, that way when I see someone with one on, I can walk up and place my extra on their ear. I will tell them it's just to make them uniform and create a much improved aesthetic value to their face....

One thing that is really good about all of the pyramid type businesses is their marketing. You can actually learn a lot about marketing, and how people's emotions work. It's really quite amazing really... I know I've found myself saying what the... at 3 in the morning when I realize I've been watching that infomercial for 20 minutes...
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:41 PM
Location: NJ/SC
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Here is the opinion of others: Ripoff Report Search Results: world financial group
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:50 AM
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I interviewed once with a company like this. They make you do an all day interview and it's horrible.

I would definately describe it as more of a cult than a business.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:39 PM
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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Haha. I've got a funny bluetooth story. I was at Carnegie Deli one afternoon and I was sitting alone, when I noticed a young upstart at the counter yapping away. Thought he was talking to himself, so I thought, jeez he needs a vacation. Then I noticed the bluetooth device. As luck would have it, this guy sits down at the table right next to mine. Must have been some sort of journalist or something becuase this guy was talking non-stop and saying the same thing over and over again. Then it got really funny, because as we all know, bluetooth devices blink with a blue LED when they're engaged. I saw no blinking. I immediately knew what going on so I thought I should make the best of it. I leaned over and asked, "Who are you talking to?" It's New York so obviously he replies, "Do I know you? None of your damn business." I put my hands up defensively saying, "Excuse me, didn't mean to butt in." He kept talking. I couldn't believe it. I had to out this guy. "They can hear you better if you turn the thing on", I said. This guy looked at me, got up, and left his $20 meal and walked out. I let out a hearty laugh which actually set off a couple others laughing when they realized what had happened. Ahh...

At that moment in time, it was comical genius.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:37 PM
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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I have another bluetooth story. The family and I had to go to Cleveland for my husband's passport and the kids' dual citizenship stuff, so we made a weekend out of it and rented a hotel. The kids were ornery, so I went to get some stuff at the continental breakfast to bring to the hotel room. There was a guy with a bluetooth there who chitchatted with me for a few minutes. However, I didn't know it was a bluetooth, I thought it was some crazy kind of hearing aid, so I spoke really loud and really slow and couldn't figure out why he was giving me such funny looks.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:42 PM
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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Haha! That's great. Who would've guessed that bluetooth devices would provide such comedy for the masses.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by landon'smommy View Post
you guys didn't really think that all the people they recruited will do a good job of it right? I mean people quit everytime because they didn't they can make it work. Or for whatever reason. That's why the average is low.

And then the joining fee is $100 not $200. I joined the company. They looked into our portfolio to see if there is a "gap" somewhere. Thanks to my husband's good investment sense they didn't anything. So I got "hired on" and I didn't even have to buy anything. But I'm learning a lot as a process though. So, I know when I have more to invest, Iknow where to put it so it's protected from taxes and inflation.

oh and by the way...the next time you see WFG commercial it will be during a PAC 10 commercial. not late late at night when nobody is watching.
Good luck.

Just record how much you pay vs. how much you have received and keep track of everything. Check the totals every 3 months or so and then report back to us. I would love to hear more and promise to keep an open mind.

What is your current status as to monies paid in versus received? What is your income?
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:50 AM
Location: NE Florida
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WallStreetWarrior and emjbulls
great stories "gold stars" for you both,
"When you said your friend looked over smiling, I pictured the Enzyte guy"

usejeff now I have to go out and "balance" people lol
after reading all the threads I wonder how long it will take till the "cult members" show up here offering to help folks get set up

I have a sales type personality and you can't believe how many time I am approached with "hey I have something great that you would be perfect for"
Thanks but no thanks

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Old 09-02-2007, 04:52 AM
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I am a current WFG member, however I am not active at the moment. So I totally understand where both sides are coming from.

When I first joined I was totally excited that I was going to be rich and that everything was going to come easily. But with any business you have to work at it. All my time was taken up my WFG meetings, conventions etc...but nothing was at all mandotory. I just wanted to be accepted by the others, especially the ones that we making alot of money lol.

I put alot into test fees (which is compeletly understandable and clear to me....I work at a bank and they are subject to the same fees) conventions and other lil stuff. It really began to put a damper into my funds. But the attitude that alot of the WFG associates had was "you can do it" everything was "you can do it". If I had to work on a day of a convention "just call off, you can do it" lol. It really started to get annoying.

See I can totally see how some people think that WFG is a cult. Because alot of the people at attend those meetings start to get a little weird and kinda crazy. Some people were just to intense for me. They would really act as if the world was spilt in two: there was us and them.

I still will continue with my WFG career and move forward but I hate that normal regular associates get put into the "pushy catergory" lol. I truly do want to help people and also get paid while doing it. I sometimes wish that there was a way to get people to see that WFG is a awesome company that does need some work (in my own personal opinon) and get WFG associates to realize that they don't/shouldn't be so damn weird and pushy.

All in all you can't hate the fact that WFG associates are looking for a different outlet other than their dead end jobs to become financially independent. I hope this helps someone.
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