Classes certificates

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by bex552, 23 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. bex552

    bex552 Member

    Posts:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just wondering whether some other consultants don't give out certificates for 1/2 stone or stone awards? One of my local groups only gives out certificates for 10% and target however u do get the stickers but do find it a bit of a demotivator!!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. WelshJojo

    WelshJojo Gold Member

    Posts:
    8,660
    Likes Received:
    53
    Diet:
    Calorie counting/low carb(following SW principles where possible)
    What alot of people don't realise is that the consultants have to pay for the certificates, so some just choose to give out the awards(what you call stickers), surely the motivation should be that you are losing weight??

    http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world-weight-loss-diary/187905-jos-journey-infinity-beyond.html
     
  4. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

    Posts:
    10,819
    Likes Received:
    380
    Completely agree with Welshtigger. The certificates are bought by the consultant.
    I think a book full of shiny stickers is great, and the only certificate I really really want(ed) was the Target one anyway!
     
  5. Marie xx

    Marie xx New Member

    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, I joined slimming world 6 months ago and my rep hands out the half stone, and all the rest of them like 10%, slimmer of the month etc...and the stickers for the book too! Oh and sends congratulations cards through the post aswell! It's a really nice reward to get them and gives encouragement when your feeling fed up...good luck with your weight loss :) x
     
  6. Stoo

    Stoo loves to eat and drink...

    Posts:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    19st7.5lb
    Current Weight:
    17st3lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4.5lb(11.88%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    my consultant hands out stickers and certificates and always looks and sounds really pleased when she does, it is a reflection on her how well she gives out the information.
     
  7. kingleds

    kingleds Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    82
    Diet:
    SW all the way
    Mines the same - but she runs 3 groups, 2 of which are 50 odd people each so i think she pretty much does it full time & can afford it.

    If your group is small, the consultant might not to be making much money herself - they are effectively self employeed.
     
  8. becciharland

    becciharland Full Member

    Posts:
    375
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    20st4lb
    Current Weight:
    17st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st4lb
    Lost(%):
    2st5lb(11.62%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I know what you are saying about maybe the consultant not making lots of money and having to pay for the awards etc but.......

    If you pay 4.95 a week, that should be covered..... SW - each class should be uniformed..... i makes people feel happy when they get one which can help with weight loss etc.

    I personally really look forward to getting one, i will hopefully be getting one tonmorrow or next week....its little mini goals for me :)

    But everyone is different :)
     
  9. kingleds

    kingleds Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    82
    Diet:
    SW all the way
    I completely agree it should be included - was just trying to explain why it might not be. I also love getting them & always show them off to the other half - thoigh its a fair while since i got one :(
     
  10. becciharland

    becciharland Full Member

    Posts:
    375
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    20st4lb
    Current Weight:
    17st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st4lb
    Lost(%):
    2st5lb(11.62%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    It would be cheaper for the consultant to photo copy a load lol ......oops did i say that out loud lol
     
  11. KittenKat

    KittenKat Operation Hottie Kidnap

    Posts:
    836
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    12st5lb
    Current Weight:
    11st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(6.36%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    We get the stickies but no certificates, until this thread I didn't even know the certificates existed!

    Doesn't surprise me that we don't get them from our consultant - she sometimes gives the impression that it's almost too much effort to turn up for class, let alone much else!

    But overall, I think it should be a uniform thing across all groups. We all pay our £4.95 per week after all so why should some of us get a lesser service?
     
  12. Lucia Lucia

    Lucia Lucia Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    24st4lb
    Current Weight:
    18st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    6st3lb(25.59%)
    Diet:
    SW
    We get a sticker and a certificate for every half a stone. Slimmer of the week gets a certificate, a SW fridge magnet and a sticker and the bowl of fruit. Slimmer of the month gets a sticker and a certificate and she also does great raffle prizes and sends out cards to us here and there.

    Surely, as a brand it should be like macdonalds, you get the same regardless of which place you go to. We all pay the same money so surely we should all have the same incentives to help us along the way.
     
  13. Latte

    Latte Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,207
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st10lb
    Current Weight:
    10st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st13lb(15.17%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I also had no idea about certificates and I got my half stone sticker the other week but only when I asked for it.
     
  14. laura4988

    laura4988 Full Member

    Posts:
    204
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    15st7lb
    Current Weight:
    14st2.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st4.5lb(8.53%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I don't think that's right that you don't get the certificates, at the end of the day your paying the same money as someone in a different group who does. I know it's only a pretty piece of card but it's the principle of the matter to me. In fact I'd be surprised if they're even allowed to do this.
     
  15. AnnaFaraday

    AnnaFaraday ..

    Posts:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    46
    I asked my consultant not to give me any certificates, because I only put them in the recycling when I got home!
     
  16. zilla

    zilla Full Member

    Posts:
    331
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    16st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(3.23%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    I'm afraid I want my stickers, magnets and certificates I put them all up in the kitchen as I am proud of what I have acheived and they also act as a reminder that the new me is in residence. We pay 4.95 a week and all groups should have the same awards I even heard of one where they got pens. My consultant is really good and if she runs out when you are due one she makes sure you get one when the new stock arrives.
     
  17. Anna Banana

    Anna Banana Member

    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    11st13lb
    Current Weight:
    9st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st5lb
    Lost(%):
    2st0lb(16.77%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    My C gives out certificates along with the stickers but she has been off sick for a few weeks and the replacement C doesn't buy the certificates so people (me included on my 1/2 stone) didn't get one. Didn't bother me too much but reckon they should be included and the C's shouldn't have to buy them extra! My normal C doesn't do Slimmer of month but she does slimmer of week and gives out a shield - but you have to take it back the following week for the next person and also the basket of fruit.
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. teen

    teen post op loser

    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    19st9lb
    Current Weight:
    11st0.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    8st8.5lb(43.82%)
    I can only get stickers Im not aloud to get slimmer of week/month or certificates
     
  20. WelshJojo

    WelshJojo Gold Member

    Posts:
    8,660
    Likes Received:
    53
    Diet:
    Calorie counting/low carb(following SW principles where possible)
  21. zilla

    zilla Full Member

    Posts:
    331
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    16st8.5lb
    Current Weight:
    16st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(3.23%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    I'm thinking it's because teen has had some sort of surgery which excludes you from the running for sotw and sotm
     
  22. AnnaFaraday

    AnnaFaraday ..

    Posts:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    46
    Consultants have to pay for everything. Stickers, certificates, leaflets, etc.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...