Thursday, October 11, 2007

TEAM: Former Quixtar Diamond George Guzzardo Speaks Out

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Former Quixtar Diamond George Guzzardo Speaks Out
October 11, 2007

We have submitted our resignation from Quixtar. Jill and I would not be able to build a profitable business under the Amway name and with all the changes Quixtar has made.

In the past, I have always thought that Quixtar valued the individual IBOs and the IBOAI as they were the voice from the field. The new IBOs were told they would have representation. In the last year, my rose-colored glasses have not just been cracked, but have shattered. In my opinion, it seemed like the company lost interest in working with us. Perhaps it was because the 2nd generation owners never really had an entrepreneurial vision or personal loyalty to the IBOs. It appears as though we were a source of revenue rather than human beings pursuing a dream. Our commitment was obviously never reciprocated. How sad. Many companies change and become management top-heavy and they lose sight of the times and the vision with which the founders started. The way we were treated over the last month also shocked us. We felt our trust and commitment were violated. We worked very hard this past fiscal year and achieved the Founders Diamond level and never received a personal communication. Instead, we and our organization received a wave of corporate threat letters and we felt as if our group was sucker punched. One incident which demonstrates Quixtar at an all-time low was when a couple who had driven many hours to their new Platinum seminar were stopped at the door in Grand Rapids and told that they were with the Team and therefore their invitation was withdrawn. This couple had never violated any rules and had performed at a level their community would highly respect.

In the back of my mind, I wonder if Quixtar would rather not have a North American business and wishes we would just go away. It honestly appears that the entire business has been sabotaged from the "higher ups".

This is not a business I will be associated with in the future. To all those who will become Amway salesmen; 'Good luck". How will you explain to your associates that it is no longer Quixtar, but is really Amway?

As for me and my family, the words that matter are trust, integrity, commitment, loyalty, purpose, strength of character, responsibility and leadership. I know there are men and women of integrity with a cause. We have developed close relationships with them through the Team and we are blessed by those associations. Our lives are simply better from our connection to the Team. I feel blessed to have God place me in association with the kinds of families as the Woodwards, Bradys, Marks, Goetschels, Florences and Haugens, just to name a few. I pray I can rise up to the level of their character.

George Guzzardo

Posted at 01:56 PM

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

>>> a couple who had driven many hours to their new Platinum seminar were stopped at the door in Grand Rapids and told that they were with the Team and therefore their invitation was withdrawn. This couple had never violated any rules and had performed at a level their community would highly respect. <<<

How low can Amway go? And to think I was upset that we had to pay for our own parking when we drove (instead of flew) to our Platinum seminar in Grand Rapids.

- MichMan

Dora said...

George and Jill your awesome thank you for being leaders we can follow. Kentucky was amazing the history lessons learned well, incredible. We are with the TEAM all the way. As I recently heard on a CD your either at the beginning or the end.
GO TEAM!