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SoCalFoodDude

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Are you kidding? [rofl] We're lucky that we have a job according to them.

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Is there any "rumble" from your employer about assisting sales reps with the extra burdens of the cost associated with managing your territories? 
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Obama looks pretty good now that the tax thing is going to hit!  If you did get a bit of a break this year it was eaten up by higher healthcare cost!


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I feel overall that the new tax laws are good for the country. I also feel that business expenses are just that and they should be paid by the business NOT the employee. 

Perhaps some of the money gained from the reduced corporate tax rate could be used for that?

As for Health care cost - they have increased dramatically no matter who has been in the oval office.
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I am all for business paying the expenses.  The problem is that companies have been getting away with this for years, so instead of doing the honorable thing, they will just shaft all their salespeople.

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LOTS of major corps support their staff with car & office allowances, gas cards, company cards and so on...as a long time sales rep in a very rural territory, I get a triple (at least!) whammy...customers who cannot / will not access online ordering portals, vaguely provincial attitudes about their need to see a sales rep ( gotta "earn my keep" ) smaller order sizes, and the crux of the issue, mileage and auto expense. Also, disproportionately high internet connectivity costs and the extra office expense of servicing a customer who just doesn't have the bandwidth (literally and figuratively) to optimize electronic communication. YES to the comment @eyes wide open...but we all know that corporate is not going to part with the gains they will experience as a result of the new policy.

I have been astounded at the apathy from my colleagues on this issue! Re: tax policy mentioned above, it may be good for a large swath of folks, but as a single wage earner who has never claimed an earned income credit (no kids!!) I am severely penalized under the new tax code.

I am mostly interested in the collective experience on this issue, and won't be straying into the political...just sayin'!

Enjoy your Saturday!
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I agree 100% that mgt will not give up a nickle of the gains they have made over the years.  This would require telling the truth and that would be to first admit how much they have screwed reps over the years!  All I have to say in closing is this, if you are good in sales, then that is what you should be doing!  It is a gift, a skill set and not everyone can do it.  The point being that you can go into some other industry and do selling just as well and probably make more money!  Like the Beach Boys use to say, "Catch a wave and your sitting on top of the world!"  Hey, when the wave is done, grab your board and head down the beach and find the next one!

Be the best at whatever you do and sell, sell, sell!

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