The author was taking a shot at Joystar (I am no fan either) and some of the shots were amusing. For instance, he noted the following:
- He had covered the "exploits" of the Joystar CEO and his previous MLM. (Well, given that the author is in a MLM himself, dissing MLM does not seem right, but what about the Coach? Exploits? Lisa Marie...gas additives...AL Williams....come on)
- Joystar failed to pay commissions to agents. (This does indeed suck. But YTB just released a document that allows them to do the same thing.)
- Joystar laid off 14% of it's corporate staff. (Again, this sucks, but YTB also laid off staff. And when we commentexd on that, it was hailed as a good thing in a bad economy. But I guess it is not a good thing for Joystar.)
- Joystar did not renew SOTs and lost their CLIA accreditation and earned it back. (Well we all know that losing a CLIA accreditation is pretty bad--especiall when you don;t have IATAN to fall back on. Joystar did lose it temporarily. Unlike YTB who lost the IATAN accreditation, appealed the termination, and lost that. I shudder to think what might happen if CLIA wised up and closed the loophole and gave them the boot--back to the RTA caard for them.)
- Joystar is being sued by IHG Hotel Group for $163,000. (That amount is less than a month's new recruits to YTB. But last time I checked (and this may indeed change) but Joystar was not being sued by the Attorney General of California for $25 million nor did they have two separate class action suits filed against them in excess of $100 million.)
To the author I say it is really time to take off the blinders. Preferrably before sending in that next payment of $49.95. Do you honestly not see the trouble looming on the horizon?