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Foodvet

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Another commission change coming 10/2, squeezing us reps again..
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Have to keep the shareholders happy. Who cares what salespeople want
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Unfortunately, it's typically what happens when you work for a publicly-traded company.

The few instances where a publicly-traded company seems to actually run well AND take care of its employees are those where the CEO and/or Chairman of the Board is the founder.

Once the founder(s) is (are) gone, and it's up to someone that didn't really build the company to run the place, the idea of taking care of employees is typically lost forever.

Sysco and USF are prime examples.  At least in the food distribution industry.  PFG will not be far behind, once George Holm leaves.
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After 30 years in the business I would agree, Corporate has screwed up the whole concept and created an constant spiral downward. For every company they buy up in an attempt to control competition another newer version starts up in the speciality field. Let US and Sysco sell the sugar, flour, french fries and soybean oil at cut throat prices and Mr Greenjeans local produce meats and eggs will sell at a profit.
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USF will implement a nationwide commission program next year because they can't run Cookbook without it. Reps in markets with a lower cost of living will get a bump up. Reos in California, NYC and othe major metropolitan areas will see their checks nosedive.

Look for a lot of reps to go to smaller local/regional broadliners where they still believe in reps making money.
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Sysco has never been the same since Cottros retired in the mid-2000's
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Sysco has never been the same since Cottros retired in the mid-2000's


Cottros married into the Pappas family. 

http://www.pappas.com/about/us/

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Reps going to be charged 15 percent of customers c pass and 1 percent less on commissions start 10/2, and next year 55 percent of all pieces shipped by customer online ordering will get Additional bonus. Then on items sold below sales cost we will get 1 percent,this is suppose to make up for less commission $.
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The compensation adjustments still seem to vary from market to market.  Our commission payout percentage is going up! And only 45% online for us to get bonus kicker, Also, all of our base 'subsidies' are increasing, some by ovet $200 per week
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One of the better Topics we have had in quite some time on here! Sysco and US Foods, for the most part, do not have Sales Associates anymore! They have order takers. Some barely old enough to drink. Restaurants are turning to Sam's Club, Restaurant Depot, etc more and more every day. ECommerce is going to be the future. Chef's will be able to order whatever they want online and have it safely delivered to them without Sysco or US Food telling them what they have to buy! Manufactures will be able to save the tons of money they Give these distributors and finally be able to give to the person that actually uses their products. Oh these changes can't come fast enough
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Cottros was good, but a horses as$.  Bill Lindig is the one that built this company. It turned south when Spitler retired and Shneiders moved in.
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The compensation adjustments still seem to vary from market to market.  Our commission payout percentage is going up! And only 45% online for us to get bonus kicker, Also, all of our base 'subsidies' are increasing, some by ovet $200 per week


Looks like their plan to get rid of all the veterans that were making high 6 figure salaries worked a little too well and it is coming back to bite them in the ass. Now they are trying to stop the bleeding and may throw a carrot out there to keep people from leaving but i would look at that new plan carefully. I have never seen an MA comp change that actually benefitted the MA.
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BINGO!!! You win the prize. I know of street reps who write $20 million plus a year. The six-figure guys are costing shareholders dividend money. That will be rectified next year. We will all get screwed.

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Looks like their plan to get rid of all the veterans that were making high 6 figure salaries worked a little too well and it is coming back to bite them in the ass. Now they are trying to stop the bleeding and may throw a carrot out there to keep people from leaving but i would look at that new plan carefully. I have never seen an MA comp change that actually benefitted the MA.
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Amazon will swallow up the food business keep your head on a swivel. 
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BINGO!!! You win the prize. I know of street reps who write $20 million plus a year. The six-figure guys are costing shareholders dividend money. That will be rectified next year. We will all get screwed.



But that $20 million garners them another $3-$4 million in "kick backs" by illegally inflating prices and then skimming the spreads. 
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Amazon will swallow up the food business keep your head on a swivel. 


I don't see it.
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