Family, Fatherhood, jobs, Work

Desperate Times


Peeps, as if my “Why You Should Hire Me” post wasn’t enough of an indication, I’m getting desperate for work. I can explain more in another post later.

And while searching the online classified ads I came across a business opportunity that, to be quite honest, was like nothing I’d ever seen (and made me wonder why I never thought of it).

Here’s the pitch. Women have Mary Kay, Tupperware, The Pampered Chef, etc. All of this is great–if you’re a woman. But what if there was a company that peddled products designed specifically for the male set and offered the opportunity for guys to hang around with the guys, drink beer, and sample products like gourmet steaks and chicken?

Enter Man Cave Worldwide, a company which does just that. And I won’t bore you with all the details but if you click here, you can get a quick rundown of how it all works.

This is how desperate I am now. I’m actually considering this. (That, or going back to selling tickets at Knott’s Berry Farm. At least I can get the family in for free whenever it pleases me.)

Ann sold Mary Kay part-time years ago but despite making a decent profit on her first big party, she decided it wasn’t for her since she doesn’t quite have the extroverted personality that her dear husband has. Hell, it was getting to a point where I was going to sell Mary Kay but as those who’ve seen me on Hallowe’en can attest, I’m not a pretty sight in drag. Come to think of it, I’m not quite the looker in general.

But I digress. For the guys–and perhaps the ladies as well–I throw the Man Cave idea out at you for a few simple reasons:

  • Would you do it?
  • Would you buy any of it? Prices and products are here.

Then there’s the list of things to consider:

  • Will anybody be buying in this economy?
  • Would I be able to meet their sales quota so as not to get charged for the Starter Kit ($99* if I don’t sell $900* in the first 21* days)?
  • Will this generate enough interest to be around as long as the aforementioned companies?
  • Will this generate a decent income?

For further review, I will also hit up a few of my neighbors and ask them if the idea strikes their fancy as well as e-mailing this post to all the guys in my address book. As for you readers, feel free to leave legitimate and honest comments below and if you do sell these things or have in the past, go ahead and give me the skinny on everything. And don’t say shit to appease me, guys. Tell me what you honestly think.

Oh, there’s also a survey for this post, too. Thanks in advance for the input, guys and gals.

*I have seen several different figures regarding these quotas so I don’t know who to believe.
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