posted on Nov, 23 2006 @ 04:18 AM
My experience with Quixtar was quite similar to yours, but I didn't catch on to the problems until I moved away from Idaho where Quixtar has almost
become a part of the Mormon church (which I was born into). Every member of Quixtar I met there was a Mormon and quite a few of the ones they talked
about are pretty well-known members. I'd heard all their stories before at church as a kid back when I had no clue about Quixtar.
Anyway, I got involved in Quixtar and started going to meetings. They are always talking about praying for eachother's business in the temple, which
doesn't even seem right according to Mormon teachings. Because all the ones I met are Mormons, they look out for eachother and the rich ones help the
not-so-rich get into "the loop" by showing them the "real" tricks to "the business". That's what they always called it. I had to pry for a week
to figure out what "the business" actually was, and even though they were always talking about Quixtar after that, they kept on insisting that it
wasn't "the business" even though that's the only thing they were doing to make however much money they got off of it.
The only people who actually were making any money were a retired couple who still worked a couple days each week, but had enough spare time on their
hands to spend the rest of their time on the business.
Because I've been a Mormon all my life, they pointed out to me all the high-ranking Quixtar IBOs that are Mormon. It's an unusually high percentage.
They also kept comparing it to missionary work, which is unusual in and of itself (in the LDS/Mormon church). It's the same concept. Spend a bunch of
money and you'll save souls, gain salvation, be happy, and have financial freedom. It's a lie and a vicious one that has hundreds and thousands of
Mormons living at the poverty level with depression. I know because I've spent my teenage years in a family classified as poverty-level citizens, and
our family was rapidly deteriorating to a bunch of people living in the same house and not talking to eachother. My parents are financially strapped
down because they rarely let us earn our own money, but still expect us to go on expensive two-year missions that they want to pay for mostly by
All around, it's just a mess of a life that made me near suicidal in my early teens, but I got over it because I realized that once I "got out,"
life could only improve. Unfortunately, it's been so engrained in me that I haven't found a way out yet, the same as I almost got dragged into
Quixtar and would have been brainwashed by the pep talks and rallies I spent a Semester of college distracted by, bringing my grade point average down
to near a 2.5. It's a disaster they've pulled me into and I never even asked for it. I was pretty well born into this nightmare and I'd like any
help at all getting OUT!!!!! Please, no money offers though. Though I could use money, I could use advice far more.