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commoditiesguy

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The regional managers job used to be as described, except for the travel, they all had to travel, but those good old days are gone. The pressure to drop costs hasn't escaped anyone in the food chain. The manufacturers are now looking for more marketing people and computer folks. The now ask the regionals to cover bigger areas, and the money is all decided up the chain. The regional can't approve anything without going up the ladder. The merger of the national broker groups has also ended some of the regional jobs. The grass is always greener on the other side except when it ain't. We have all been affected by the changes in the foodservice business, not the fun industry it was in the past. Greed ruins everything it touches, just look at the other American business community, they are all suffering just like us.

I agree - it's different these days.  But it's still a better gig, and more secure BY FAR (if you know what you're doing) than anything you'll find on the street or even in an account management role in foodservice.  The travel can be a bit extensive at time.  And if your goal is to be local to your family 90% of the time, then being a regional probably isn't the best option.
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Our Division has Cookbook conversion today. For those already on it, how bad are we going to get screwed between this and the new commission program?
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Dont freak out until you get a chance to break out and have a one on one with your supervisors to discuss your hyrid salary (especially if you have alot of maintenance commission accounts)
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Well SoCalFoodDude....what did you think?



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New commission plan won't start until Q4 this year or Q1 next.

In the meantime, I'll see what my customers think about their new prices.

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Dont freak out until you get a chance to break out and have a one on one with your supervisors to discuss your hyrid salary (especially if you have alot of maintenance commission accounts)


We just had our meetings and RSM/DSM and VPS still cannot answer any questions. One thing I do keep hearing from my peers is that not all maintenance accounts will be paid the same. IMO, It matters who you are and whether or not Ron W like you.
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So much of it depends on your customer base, I am fortunate to have very few maintenance customers, I sell approx $100-$120K weekly and have seen commissions in the area of $3000. That amount being $400-$600 more that if would have been. But again, it really depends on your base, we have people who sell approx $75K weekly and they are looking at $700 in commissions. These are the people that our management needed to take care of well before this new formula went live. It's very unfortunate
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