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JimMTN

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My friend called me yesterday. She said a bunch of MA's quit USF Corona yesterday. Is this correct?
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Yes, it is. Several TMs and a New Business Manager. I guess the "US Foods Way" doesn't agree with some people's independent spirit.
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I would bet money more will leave. That’s usually how these things go. Tip of the iceberg?
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You'll see more people leave as the emphasis shifts from selling food and supplies to selling services and the new pay plan becomes a reality. I hope these TMs can take a majority of their customers and really put a hurt on USF So Cal.
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Any idea of where the went??
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No idea has to be either Sysco or Shamrock. That house has shrunk by 50%. I wonder why they left? I would like to know. I thought USF was turning things around. 
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I have a feeling it was because of the new "route compensation" plan starting July 1. No more commission, now it's salary plus bonuses.
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It's time to let the Dog out of the house.
Please fire the Gray Hound.
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Everyone here does realize that what USF is about to do, was tried already by SYSCO and it failed miserably, right? I guess when you have a tech guy running a food company, out of touch senior management and every department on completely different pages, this is what happens. National accounts are one thing, but street cannot be run that way and yet, it seems that’s the goal here. It’s personal with street. It’s all about relationships and service. It seems the powers that be have completely lost sight of that and it’s going to be open season for the competition. Such a shame.
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To I Know Stuff.
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This what happens when a foodservice distribution company is run by people who have no concept of what this business is. We hired specialists and salespeople from Sysco when they nosedived a few years ago. I suppose they'll go to Shamrock, Gordon or other regional distributors when USF lets them go.

I Know Stuff is right. You can't pay street salespeople like National Account AEs. Relationships are what keep the competiton out. I guess Pietro and the brain trust in Rosemont think they can keep the accounts once the TMs take them to their new companies.
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Broadloner, exactly. And this wave that left and the next and the next will maintain their customer base easily. Even dot com people still want an involved sales person. Wait until they start routing like national accounts. Try telling a customer who buys $14,000 a week that they can’t pick their delivery day and time. Good luck with that. There’s a choice, go now, or wait for your bread and butter customers to leave you one by one, not because they hate you, but because they have to in order to maintain. This whole thing is about to get turned on it’s head. Uncertain times for sure.
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The beatings will continue until morale improves.

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Tomorrow will tell a lot. We will see where they land. There’s no way Nick Abbley leaves and that’s it. No way. This is big time folks. Being on the other side of this will be ugly. Stand by....
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The TMs who left weren't rookies whose guarantees ran out. They will take most of their customers with them. Nick Abbley will help with the transitions. Hey, Pietro! It's a relationship business, in case you haven't heard that before.
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Even Jeff Bezos knows that it's not about the technology or the platform, it's about customer service. http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-amazon-customer-service-2018-4

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