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Mary Beth Roe

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Why is Mary Beth Roe on so infrequently? When her family was young, she was on all the time. Doesn't make sense. Jane Treacy is on constantly.

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stevieb1362959347.85731010 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I don't know for a fact, but I've always assumed that MB has chosen to cut back her hours, as many people do as they get closer to retirement and can afford to do so. I suspect TPTB would like her to work more often than she does, but are also pleased to keep her as part of the on-air stable, to whatever extent they can. It seems a few years back it was noted that she had more of less indicated she wanted to work fewer evenings. Jane, on the other hand, tried her hand at leaving and by most accounts couldn't wait to get back. Some people are just more turned on by working than are others.

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mosky1363017652.267647 PostsRegistered 4/15/2009

I really like Mary Beth!

Sylanne1363022594.0071922 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

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Dishy1363026069.677838 PostsRegistered 1/4/2009

I think MBR went part time a while back. You could always e-mail her and ask.

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tucka1363055543.8173124 PostsRegistered 11/30/2009

It does seem like she is not on very much,today she was on and she looked very pretty, She is a very nice person and it shows.It will be sad for us when she retires, not the same with out Lisa Mason, and when M.B. leaves it will also be sad,. tucka.

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BonnieBelle1363212743.7419587 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

I think she is one of those women who would rather be at work than home with the kids. Her husband didn't work, that was his job. He raised the kids. I think she likes being home now that the kids are grown. I don't buy into her phony saintly act. That's just my opinion. I worked with many career women like that before I even had children and they would come right out and say it.

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Daysdee1363224163.75319131 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007
On 3/11/2013 Dishy said:

I think MBR went part time a while back. You could always e-mail her and ask.


I read that too.

redtabby1363227433.8173720 PostsRegistered 8/18/2005
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

Some time ago there was a discussion about Mary Beth and it was stated that she and her husband home schooled the kids. I don't know if that is true or not, but it would be consistent with some of the hours she seems to work.

We don't know how much choice she has in her hours. Also, the hosts do not come to work 20 minutes before they go on. They probably arrive hours before they are on: they have meetings for future shows, meetings to go over the products for the day's show, getting makeup done, etc.

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Sunshine K­ate1363236865.03712371 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky
On 3/13/2013 BonnieBelle said:
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

I think she is one of those women who would rather be at work than home with the kids. Her husband didn't work, that was his job. He raised the kids. I think she likes being home now that the kids are grown. I don't buy into her phony saintly act. That's just my opinion. I worked with many career women like that before I even had children and they would come right out and say it.

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I agree. I really like Mary Beth, she's my favorite host.

I've known women that would rather work outside the home, than stay home and take care of their children. To each his/her own.

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Respectfully ~
Kate

KDenn1363269663.627392 PostsRegistered 6/4/2010

If you notice not only is Mary Beth on infrequently, but it is the same way with all the hosts anymore. Where it used to be all of them would be on air 4-5 days a week and be on air 2-4 hours, now they rarely are on air 3 days a week, and only do 1-3 hour shifts. Gabrielle before she went on maternity leave said on her fb page that she was only on air 5 hours a week.

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brandiwine1363283243.8972437 PostsRegistered 11/9/2006Colorado
On 3/14/2013 KDenn said:

If you notice not only is Mary Beth on infrequently, but it is the same way with all the hosts anymore. Where it used to be all of them would be on air 4-5 days a week and be on air 2-4 hours, now they rarely are on air 3 days a week, and only do 1-3 hour shifts. Gabrielle before she went on maternity leave said on her fb page that she was only on air 5 hours a week.

If true, then it saves the Q tons of $ by not having to pay benefits. I doubt too many can pay their bills with part time hours and no benefits. Why would they stay?

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KDenn1363283717.68392 PostsRegistered 6/4/2010
On 3/14/2013 brandiwine said:
On 3/14/2013 KDenn said:

If you notice not only is Mary Beth on infrequently, but it is the same way with all the hosts anymore. Where it used to be all of them would be on air 4-5 days a week and be on air 2-4 hours, now they rarely are on air 3 days a week, and only do 1-3 hour shifts. Gabrielle before she went on maternity leave said on her fb page that she was only on air 5 hours a week.

If true, then it saves the Q tons of $ by not having to pay benefits. I doubt too many can pay their bills with part time hours and no benefits. Why would they stay?

The hosts are on salary and are still working, just not on air. They don't just show up an go on air. Instead of being on air, they are in various meetings. Today several of them are in a 5 hour long meeting.

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Stoneface1363291564.851880 PostsRegistered 1/25/2011

If you check Mary Beths facebook page you will see she was on vacation for a few days celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary.

Mary Beths husband works in the music field.

The hosts have said many times that they work an eight hour shift, only three or four hours on the air. I took the tour to the Q and saw Dan Wheeler behind the scenes preparing for his show going over product with the floor people who bring the product out to them. He had a large script in his hand and was going over all the products to be presented in his shift. They attend meetings (some times scheduled on there days off) go to classes with stylists, help prepare new Vendors and teach newer hosts.

The job isn't as easy as it looks.

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matchy, matchy, is catchy.

Daysdee1363308662.7919131 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007
On 3/13/2013 redtabby said:
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

Some time ago there was a discussion about Mary Beth and it was stated that she and her husband home schooled the kids. I don't know if that is true or not, but it would be consistent with some of the hours she seems to work.

We don't know how much choice she has in her hours. Also, the hosts do not come to work 20 minutes before they go on. They probably arrive hours before they are on: they have meetings for future shows, meetings to go over the products for the day's show, getting makeup done, etc.


I've never heard MaryBeth home schooled her kids. At least a couple of her boys are in college and her other boys must be in high school or maybe college too. Her daughter is the youngest and she is 14.

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suzyQ31363363034.1425389 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

So many assumptions, so little time.

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Consciousness is chaos. Our stories - faith, statehood, family, history - are just dreams we invent to give shape to the shapeless, to build a firewall against the void. That it all falls to pieces is part of the point; we're alone together, after all.

mcgoo1363580719.99347 PostsRegistered 10/10/2006

Cool Whatever hours MBR chooses to work is fine with me. She is the only host that I will watch no matter what she is selling.

june11363688167.857581 PostsRegistered 10/21/2006
On 3/15/2013 suzyQ3 said:

So many assumptions, so little time.

Couldn't have said it better.

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june11363688327.543581 PostsRegistered 10/21/2006
On 3/13/2013 BonnieBelle said:
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

I think she is one of those women who would rather be at work than home with the kids. Her husband didn't work, that was his job. He raised the kids. I think she likes being home now that the kids are grown. I don't buy into her phony saintly act. That's just my opinion. I worked with many career women like that before I even had children and they would come right out and say it.

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You take my breath away {#emotions_dlg.blink} ... as you state, that is your opinion, but ... whew, what a leap.

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suzyQ31363707588.38325389 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 3/19/2013 june1 said:
On 3/15/2013 suzyQ3 said:

So many assumptions, so little time.

Couldn't have said it better.

Thank you. Judging by you subsequent post, it seems that you and I both were taken aback by the same "leap." Wink

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Consciousness is chaos. Our stories - faith, statehood, family, history - are just dreams we invent to give shape to the shapeless, to build a firewall against the void. That it all falls to pieces is part of the point; we're alone together, after all.

suzyQ31363723255.1325389 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

N/M. So not worth it.

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Consciousness is chaos. Our stories - faith, statehood, family, history - are just dreams we invent to give shape to the shapeless, to build a firewall against the void. That it all falls to pieces is part of the point; we're alone together, after all.

stevieb1363779870.4131010 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 3/13/2013 BonnieBelle said:
On 3/11/2013 Sylanne said:

I always thought it odd that she chose to be going out the door to work, at about the time her children were coming home from school.

I think she is one of those women who would rather be at work than home with the kids. Her husband didn't work, that was his job. He raised the kids. I think she likes being home now that the kids are grown. I don't buy into her phony saintly act. That's just my opinion. I worked with many career women like that before I even had children and they would come right out and say it.

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Wow... Really...?

So you don't think it has anything to do with the likely reality that before MB became a more 'senior' host she probably had less choice in the hours TPTB indicated they needed her...? And it has nothing to do with the possibility that having been a 'preferred' and hence 'prime time' host for those many years has led to a point in life where perhaps she wants a less demanding schedule and is able to negotiate that as part of her compensation package...?

Saintly or not, she's paid a certain amount of dues, regardless of her assumed 'personal' reasons. But that we all had the option of having more say in our work schedules as we become more seasoned. I say good for her...

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milly1363822624.262397 PostsRegistered 5/25/2006

I think many of the senior hosts have a lot of vacation. Plus they work more hours off air. Mary Beth seems to have trained many of the newer hosts. Although none of her professional manners have rubbed off on them. She has talked about her kids in school so the home schooling is most likely nothing more than a rumor. Haven't seen Lisa much since she got back from vacation and Hollywood. Same with David he's off a lot. Jill and Jane seem to work more but bet they will have a lot of time off in the summer.

WSfan1363980987.622148 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 3/13/2013 BonnieBelle said:

I think she is one of those women who would rather be at work than home with the kids. Her husband didn't work, that was his job. He raised the kids. I think she likes being home now that the kids are grown. I don't buy into her phony saintly act. That's just my opinion.

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I agree with what you stated here, and that's my opinion also. MBR and family moved to PA from MN when QVC bought out CVN, because I used to watch her on CVN. Quite possilby, she is the major money maker in the family. I thought I heard that her husband repairs musical instruments; not an inexpensive line of work, and something that could be done at home. I'll bet that MBR knows exactly what she wants, and how to get it. She may not be as sweet as she appears.

I too, thought that the hosts seem to work part time now, but we took the studio tour last fall, and we were told that the hosts do a lot of preparation and research for their shows, so just because you don't see them on TV does not mean that they're not working.

Tissyanne1363983808.753672 PostsRegistered 12/6/2012
It amazes me that people assume things about the hosts when they are just that...assumptions. Do you really know anything about the hosts ? Of course not, and neither do I. Generally speaking people that posts on these boards think anything is fair game. Think of how you would feel to be judged so harshly.

I love my family, which includes two cats.

daisy41364023623.5371511 PostsRegistered 6/8/2006

I'm not sure how old her four children are, but I'm betting college tuitions in her family are very expensive. She did say she was cutting back her hours years ago when her children were younger, but now she is on more. (I think she said her youngest, Elizabeth, is 17 now.)

After raising two children, paying for their college education, buying them cars and car insurance, helping to pay for their weddings, I can say for sure it is an expensive proposition to raise children! They did have part time jobs in college, but that paid for the gas for their cars and a little spending money. Since they did have to concentrate on their studies, their working hours were limited. (Both graduated with honors, and now have high paying jobs and great families of their own - so it was worth every penny!)

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