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broadliner

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USF and Sysco are on the same path. Corporate bonuses and shareholder dividends are more important than sales compensation. Both companies are counting on the fact that most reps are too scared to move.

How much are sales reps willing to put up with before they say "F**K IT!" and leave? One of my friends at USF was let go last month. Her route was given to a rookie just out of training. This included one account I had for over 35 years and one I had for over 25 years.  I'm glad I retired. I would be in HR every week for not being in compliance with their stupid rules.


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This is absolutely ridiculous. I have been with the company since early 2000. Hard working, sales driven ... heck I remember when I had my first 100k week. You know what I don't remember??? When I got paid this little. This is horribly demoralizing. I have never felt more like my work ethic and drive is worthless to a company. I'll be lucky to clear 50+ after taxes and I was a solid 6 figure take home sales rep for YEARS. YEARS!!! I loved that I controlled my pay. It's sad to see my sales every week right now during Covid and I am already selling what I did year prior. 58k went out on today's trucks. Sysco Corp is building a culture of solid mediocrity and I hope they are happy with that. I'll take the phone and use it solely for when I have to call the 877 customer service number that way I can sit for 30 minutes waiting for a pick up and I can continue on selling to make no money. 
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Because giving you a phone that will let them track you is cheaper than implanting a chip in your arm. I would use their phone only for conference calls and other company functions. Otherwise, I'd use my own phone.

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Ignorance is Strength!
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Here's an iPhone 7 on us!  Now you wont be monitored or anything with this, we promise...............  [rolleyes]
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Because giving you a phone that will let them track you is cheaper than implanting a chip in your arm. I would use their phone only for conference calls and other company functions. Otherwise, I'd use my own phone.

War is Peace!
Freedom is Slavery!
Ignorance is Strength!
LONG LIVE BIG BROTHER!!

Here's an iPhone 7 on us!  Now you wont be monitored or anything with this, we promise...............  [rolleyes]

Yep. Do company business on company phone and do personal business on your personal phone.
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Did anyone see they took 2/3 of our stock discounts now? I’m not sure I feel safe buying it without that discount. 5% isn’t enough of a pad. As if we haven’t been through enough already. At what point do sales people refuse to take this anymore? What’s next? If they don’t have sales people, they don’t exist. I guess they don’t care about that? Because it seems like they don’t want us anymore.
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They have the upper hand at the moment.
Take it or leave it.
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Did anyone see they took 2/3 of our stock discounts now? I’m not sure I feel safe buying it without the 15% discount. 5% isn’t enough of a pad. As if we haven’t been through enough already. At what point do sales people refuse to take this anymore? What’s next? If they don’t have sales people, they don’t exist. I guess they don’t care about that? Because it seems like they don’t want us anymore. 
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Yep. Do company business on company phone and do personal business on your personal phone.


Forward EVERYTHING to your personal phone keep Company phone at home TURNED OFF!
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IKnowStuff

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I agree With FoodPeddler. Use your personal phone. Give customers your personal number. Check the other one every so often.  Otherwise, leave it off at home. 
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The LAST thing you veterans and solid reps EVER want to do is allow your personal connection to your customer base to evaporate!! Quickest way is to change the cell number they are use to with you go AWAY to a BS tracked bugged phone!! Remember YOU have the relationship with the customer YOU built that. This phone crap is first step to take away the personal connection and relationship to YOU. Terrible trends with Sysco plan. Tragic. Don't let them take away your face of the person who solves the customers problem! Sysco doesn't you do it for them AND Sysco.
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Did anyone see they took 2/3 of our stock discounts now? I’m not sure I feel safe buying it without that discount. 5% isn’t enough of a pad. As if we haven’t been through enough already. At what point do sales people refuse to take this anymore? What’s next? If they don’t have sales people, they don’t exist. I guess they don’t care about that? Because it seems like they don’t want us anymore.



Yes I just saw that!!! They are cutting everything.
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broadliner

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This is still a relationship business despite what the people at corporate think. USF and Sysco think they can get rid of a veteran rep, give the route to a rookie and the accounts will still be there. Business will be mostly gone if the previous rep winds up at a competitor. There might be a few items the customer has to get from USF or Sysco, but the majority will go to the rep's new company. Chefs and owners do not like having to break in a new rep. There is a shorthand that reps and customers have after they've been working together for a long time.

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The LAST thing you veterans and solid reps EVER want to do is allow your personal connection to your customer base to evaporate!! Quickest way is to change the cell number they are use to with you go AWAY to a BS tracked bugged phone!! Remember YOU have the relationship with the customer YOU built that. This phone crap is first step to take away the personal connection and relationship to YOU. Terrible trends with Sysco plan. Tragic. Don't let them take away your face of the person who solves the customers problem! Sysco doesn't you do it for them AND Sysco.
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Funny little low end sales staff who want the big dog pay cause that’s the way it was. Look around bottom feeders the world changes like all the time. If you don’t like it do something else. But my point here is the people complaining that the sky is falling on them are gonna get run over and then as usual the spoils will go to the people who get over it and make stuff happen. The doers and the donts. For as long as I have been in the work force this same kinda complaining by the complacent bottom or the “victims”has been going on so don’t feel to bad your in company, not great company but you have friends. If you don’t like the guy you work for open your own company.......can’t can you! You will not change the company policies because they actually are way smarter than you, that’s why your here complaining and they are there writing policy.......next in line please
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How hard is it to understand you should get paid for what you sell, not how much you are over last year? If you sell over $100,000/week at even an ok margin there is no reason you shouldn’t make great money in this industry. That’s the moral of the story, case closed!
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How hard is it to understand you should get paid for what you sell, not how much you are over last year? If you sell over $100,000/week at even an ok margin there is no reason you shouldn’t make great money in this industry. That’s the moral of the story, case closed!

Not true. A successful sales person will be able to consistently grow their sales.
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DaTruth

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In February yes, but this pandemic isn’t over and restaurants are struggling. I was extremely successful on our comp plan before this hit. Now I’m down $20k weekly. The only business to attain is the competitions. There’s no “new business” to go after. I’d make $20k more right now on the old system. I can’t pay my mortgage on what I’m making right now. I’m sending out resumes and working hard. Hopefully one of them pays off.

Think about if the company had not propped you up during this. Could be way worse.
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Don't forget to fill out the survey that was sent out yesterday. Here's your chance to voice it.
I wrote an essay.
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Da Truth is definitely management. These responses sound like the corporate Kool aid that was spoke in my compensation meeting. "Look what we did for you" type mentality. Look what sales does for the company day in and day out. Obviously this was a bad move if they didn't even make it one business day before guaranteeing us q1-3 bonuses!
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