Has anyone else had this problem?
When the children were little, I didn't want to leave them to go out to work, but I thought that it would be good if I could find something that I could work around them. I wanted to meet people & earn a bit of money, but only when it was convenient to me and the family.
I decided to go with 'party plan'. I am not really a saleswoman, but I thought that it might suit me at the time.
I invited friends, who were party plan reps, (EG Pippa Dee clothing) to do parties in my home; and I joined 'Tupperware' and 'Amway' to try to sell to others, in their homes & and my own.
I had to buy product samples, use my fuel & car for travel, make phone calls, provide party gifts, etc, etc, so expenses were quite high. In fact, I don't think that I ever made any profit.
But my problem was that, almost every time I invited someone to a 'party', or asked someone if they would like to host a party, they asked which charity it was for.
When I said that it was my job, and not for charity, they would look quite taken aback. Some even said that they would only buy something, if the proceeds went to charity. I ended up sending money to charity, even though I hadn't made anything, because they didn't want my expenses taken into account. I gave up. It wasn't really my sort of thing, anyway, and I was losing money at something that was supposed to be generating an income (not the only time that this has happened to me
I don't understand this. When people do a job, and earn money for it, they are not usually expected to give all that money to charity, so why, because it was 'party plan' was this the expected thing?
Don't get me wrong; I am not against donating to charity. We sponsor a child and donate to various charities. It's the fact that these were my earnings and I was not allowed to take them, without being considered rather strange and uncharitable.
Has anyone else experienced this?