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Fancy some Retirement cash?

(47 Posts)
GemAVONWoolford Thu 05-Feb-15 20:45:09

To all you lovely Grandparents. Ever fancied a little side line/hobby? Saving for a Holiday, Christmas or do you just want to treat the family?
Do you love AVON?
Fancy giving it a go? I have a few full-time Grannies on my team and I would love a few more (granddads too)
If you live near the Bath area then contact me now for me info
[email protected]

kittylester Thu 05-Feb-15 21:21:04


Ana Thu 05-Feb-15 21:26:00


absent Fri 06-Feb-15 05:44:53

Because this advertising has to be paid for according to GNHQ rules, I think.

kittylester Fri 06-Feb-15 06:04:30

That was my thought absent!

absent Fri 06-Feb-15 07:06:55

I have to admit that I don't like being addressed as "lovely grandparents" either. I am all sorts of things but probably not lovely. Patronising or what?

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 10:31:21

It's asking people to apply to be agents, which I would have thought was appropriate on the Work and Volunteering forum.

durhamjen Fri 06-Feb-15 11:14:02

It's asking people to sell. It's an advert for Avon. It should be paid for.

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 11:16:25

Well, GNHQ will be the judge of that.

glammanana Fri 06-Feb-15 11:21:27

I do think volunteering is a totally different thing and should be free in most cases, but advertising to become an agent for a multi-national company should which makes its Millions producing its products in Poland therefore not supporting a UK workforce should be paid for imo.

Riverwalk Fri 06-Feb-15 12:19:22

kitty next time ask for free samples before you report grin

I hear their anti-wrinkle serum is very good!

Riverwalk Fri 06-Feb-15 12:27:44

I'm surprised that GNHQ haven't deleted this thread, as it's obviously a commercial company trying to make money.

Unless all proceeds are going to charity? hmm

Or they've paid the fee? smile

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 12:30:12

I still don't see the problem. The company is offering jobs, not trying to sell us its products.

Riverwalk Fri 06-Feb-15 12:52:44

There's obviously no problem with GNHQ Ana as the thread is still here!

But I think you're being a bit disingenuous in not seeing that offering jobs and selling products are, in this instance, the same thing. Avon is a commercial entity, not a public service.

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 12:55:24

Are you sure you mean 'disingenuous' Riverwalk? hmm
I do hope not...

kittylester Fri 06-Feb-15 13:06:57

River crikey the wrinkles must be bad if you can see them from there!!

Perhaps HQ will let us know their decision and why they made it!

Riverwalk Fri 06-Feb-15 13:17:41

Not your wrinkles personally kitty grin

I could do with some serum, not fussy which brand

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 13:20:52

Perhaps you'd like to answer my question, Riverwalk? Are you, in fact, accusing me of dishonesty?

Riverwalk Fri 06-Feb-15 13:21:02

Yes, Ana disingenuous.

You've been around GN long enough to know that commercial concerns can't advertise without paying a fee.

Ana Fri 06-Feb-15 13:25:12

Oh I see you have answered - you are accusing me of dishonesty!

Well, all I can do is repeat what I've said previously, which is that the OP is not 'selling' anything.

I won't bother reporting your unfair and insulting slur.

Nelliemoser Fri 06-Feb-15 13:36:44

It almost pyramid selling isn't it? The area organiser gets paid from the efforts of the people she recruits so on down the line.

Does anyone remember Amway? Which I would never bother with. It sounds like a hiding to nothing to me.

nightowl Fri 06-Feb-15 13:45:39

Awful company, test on animals and tried to lie about it for years.

Elegran Fri 06-Feb-15 14:06:42

If the organiser gets paid for the sellers they recruit, then it is spam, just as much as it is spam if someone posts to send you to their commercial website where they hope to sell you something - or is getting money from firms advertising on that website and paying them per viewer who clicks or visits. There is more than one way of making money from the net, and getting lots of visitors is one of them.

nightowl Fri 06-Feb-15 14:23:11

A bit OT, but I wonder what the OP means by the statement 'I have a few full time Grannies on my team'.

Is it possible to be a part time Granny, I ask myself, or is that like being 'a little bit pregnant'? confused

Elegran Fri 06-Feb-15 14:41:29

Like the housemaid being interviewed who assured her new employer that, yes, she had fallen from grace and was an unmarried mother, but it was "only a very little baby, ma'am"