On the lawsuit as I see Doterra publish their compensation plan. Both companies use a compensation plan which is similar to that developed by Amway.
the DT plan identical to the YL compensation plan? For my US cousins the USA
is the home of baseball and american football and they are very good
with numbers from an early age but I am just a humble Brit so forgive me
if I say it looks hard to follow.
A pyramid scheme as such it is not I can see that. If I follow it right
a maximum of 7% goes to the upline and that is compensation for
management time in communicating and keeping the selling group together.
Everyone gets a cheque however small and they get a sense of belonging
to a group. But who polices the group or is sales performance the only
guide? Are there policies as to ethics which if infringed eg going
beyond the company's published line means a cut off the supply of
If someone left my company's service
and implemented (as I saw it) my business plan and future ideas far
more energetically and successfully than I could well good luck to them. In fact as they
would see it they played their part in generating and sustaining that
business model so they have some ownership there. Good luck to them as
far as I am concerned. They have done things I could never do or want
to and working harder than I ever thought it possible for a human being
to work! But that kind of reflects well back on my company.
The point is the future changes everything. The YL business model hasnt
stood still since the DT folk left and I think if you have confidence
in what you are doing you can stand what you would see as a little
treachery and others would see as the entrepreneural spirit in action
when the boss is a jerk or retires or stops turning upto work! However the law does offer some protection
against wrong doing. Thats what the law is there for.
Alleging wrongdoing is one thing. Proving it is another and judges are
mindful in commercial matters that legal action is not a cure for all
the evils of the world after all who got hurt?
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