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Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by vaidehi, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. vaidehi

    vaidehi Silver IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    We have been hounded by this word "networking" and for people like us who are very new to US are troubled a lot Spl by Desi's here who are into this business.

    We are in US for the last two months, and very new to this culture and surrounding here. We do want to have friends so that we can socialise and be with like minded people. The other day i had been to Wal-Mart and while we were doing our shopping, there came a guju couple who vwere very friendly and spoke to us very nicely. and in turn they took our phone number and contact details. since then it has been a pain on our neck saying no to them. Everytime they call us its like a big question how to avoid them. They brainwash us to such a n extent that there is no escape.

    i have met nearly 4- 5 desis who try to be very friendly with us and in end we get to know that they want something from us in return.Our problem is we r not able to be strict to this people and every other time me or my husband have to find ways out to avoid such people. Coz of which we are little skeptical abt making friends here.

    How do u react to people like this? Pls advice.

    cheers
    vaidehi

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  2. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,

    It is best to avoid such people. Never give your phone no to people you don't know. Such people haunt the aisles of kmart, walmart etc just to catch unsuspecting people. We had the same problem when we first came here. It is best to make friends in your apartment complex, local temple etc. If you are approached again, just say that you are not interested.
     
  3. Aarushi

    Aarushi Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Vaidehi,

    Get caller id and avoid picking up there calls.

    Till such time, if those people call you, then say that you are busy and it is not a good time for you.

    Don't get taken in by people in stores or malls who approach you too quickly and straight away ask for your cell number. That's a BIG warning sign...

    How's your son doing btw? I know its cold up north...hope he's better...

    love,
    Aarushi
     
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    vaidehi Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Aarushi,

    Very gald to learn that u still remember me, My son Tharun is ding fine and has got adjusted to the environment here in US. By the way my husband is on a Project in Texas and we r no longer in North Part of US(phew... it was really cold there).

    Regd this people , yeah i have learnt my few intial lessons and i m very cautious these days.

    Thank u so much

    cheers
    vaidehi
     
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    Aarushi Platinum IL'ite

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    Good to hear that you escaped from the cold up north! Just hearing about all the snow storms and avalanches and icy winds makes my teeth chatter...:)

    Glad to know that Tarun is doing well..:)

    Yeah, all these are part of the growing up (?) process here in the US..:) Hope you are having a good time otherwise adjusting to the new place...did you make any friends? As others suggested, look for people in your apartment complex..that would be a good start...

    Take care,
    Aarushi
     
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    gitsbats New IL'ite

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    Hello girls ...just gone through all the conversation in this blog.
    I dont exactly know people who have approached you in afriendly way,what was their purpose and what they had to offer you.

    Let me share with you my take on this.I came across through this lady here in dubai at the bus stop when i went to pick up my kids she lived in afar off area,but came to pick up her kid at that particular stop for that day 2 years back.

    WE got to speak about kids and schools as its everymums fav topic to know and research abt the best for their kids.

    Though i never take initiative to start teh conversation with anyone specially smiling at strangers and all i fid them very odd.

    But once you are into networking or any such business which works on the referal you tend to make frends with as many people as you can,which i now dont find weired at all,coz because of that lady then i came to know this beautiful oppertunity to get associated with the company of global retail distribution,which serves a lot of people with its products and services all across the worls.
    And the more we refer the more we earn which is completely ethical logical and leagal.Its no force brainwash or push which i resent and dont entertain.

    I beleive everyone comes and goes in our lives for areason people who leave were there to teavh us somethingand people who are life long with you are your lifeline.

    So there are many businsses which is for the people by the people and of the people which i personally get benefited from with earning potentail and meeting a lot of people with high positive vibes and full of life.

    LIke everyone cannot be a doctor or a c a or a teacher same everyone cannot be a networker.but yes some oppertunitys are definitely awaited for many to change theirs and their family lives for better.

    Instead of getting offended or annoy just turn them politely if you didnt like the offer :))
    tks for the platform to share my own experience related to this incident.
     

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