My take on it is that it is, indeed, a sales pitch

But, to me it seems to be a pitch for the training materials and seminars that all MLMs require you to invest in. This is a very typical lead in for all of the “non-products” they always want you to buy and an attempt to justify it. I just want to say to this poster that every time a company has hired me to do a job that required training, “they” paid “ME” to be trained, not the other way around. And these pitches do deserve a big red flag!