I can totally relate to how you feel as well as know EXACTLY what you mean: a friend did the SAME THING to me because her husband was a P/T employee at Primerica, and I actually went to ONE meeting. They pressured me to join and/or return for additional meetings. I told her I would "think about it," too.
Then I did some extensive research and this is what I discovered:
----Primerica is actually owned by Citigroup, who does NOT want to to taint their reputation by being associated with the Pyramid Scam.
----IT IS CALLED A PYRAMID MARKETING SCAM, which is not to be mistaken with the legitimate "Network Marketing." PYRAMID SCAMS require "fees," which in this case, it's not an IMMEDIATE fee, but you still must pay up LATER if you want to advance. LEGITIMATE NETWORK MARKETING does NOT ask for ANY $$$-----EVER.
----They only sponsor the 1st, lowest "level" of certificate/license to sell insurance (i.e. life insurance). EVERY person YOU bring in afterwards (whether to buy the insurance or to JOIN the "family") brings commission to your supervisor (or whoever is your head). So THEY make the profit off of your hard work.
----Then ALL subsequent licensing are sponsored by YOUR WALLET.
----And you must continue to "recruit" more members in order to "move up" the rank to be a "supervisor." THEY make more and more commission $$$ off of you while you have to slave your way up.
Finally, within 6 months of attending that one-time meeting, my friend's husband QUIT. Why did he quit? Go figure. XD
Despite having been used, as in my case, too, just forgive your "friend." I bet he's sooo blinded by the imaginary $-signs in front of him that he simply can't see reality yet. He's actually "brain washed" into thinking that he's "helping" your career advancement. What he doesn't know he can't teach you. As a good person, just "enlighten" him with the truth. Someday, he will be grateful for you instead.
· 1 decade ago