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Proffoodie

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True and totally obvious. Unfortunately there are many that never read the fine print
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lets go home

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You people at USF need to read your compensation agreement. Do you really think that USF will pay you the same amount you made this year when sales may drop 25 % or more in 2020?
USF is about cutting costs not paying you more  than  your revenue generated by your sales.
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Let's go home - you are absolutely right. No sales company that's got their head screwed on straight is gonna pay a sales rep more than what they generate. At least not for very long. Once this clears up there could be a lot of opportunity or it may be time to move to another industry or possibly segment of the industry. Even if this hadn't happened I don't think working as a food sales rap is going to he a secure roll going into the future.
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lets go home

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USF will be telling the sales force who is getting cut Thursday. Rumors are that 25 % or more of the reps are gone. The ones still there are going to have the salaries cut to the bone. I imagine many of them will be looking for jobs at other distributors. The problem with that is that the competitors in the business do not want any more payroll for 6-12 months. 

Reps who are smart will take Photos with a friends phone of all the screen shots of customers order guides from laptops. All reps at USF should load cell phone info into the Cloud for data storage. USF will delete everything in your phone if you have used it for USF e mails.

The ones still there will be loaded up with what is left and work harder to get less pay.  That is what happens when you work for a cash poor company with so much debt.
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Originally Posted by lets go home
USF will be telling the sales force who is getting cut Thursday. Rumors are that 25 % or more of the reps are gone. The ones still there are going to have the salaries cut to the bone. I imagine many of them will be looking for jobs at other distributors. The problem with that is that the competitors in the business do not want any more payroll for 6-12 months. 

Reps who are smart will take Photos with a friends phone of all the screen shots of customers order guides from laptops. All reps at USF should load cell phone info into the Cloud for data storage. USF will delete everything in your phone if you have used it for USF e mails.

The ones still there will be loaded up with what is left and work harder to get less pay.  That is what happens when you work for a cash poor company with so much debt.


Wow 😱 Sad days ahead.
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broadliner

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No sense in going to another distributor. This shut down is going to kill some of the smaller ones, and those reps will also be looking for a job.


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lets go home

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I would think that many sales people are going to be gone. Some reps are making 250,000 plus on the pay program and doing very little business. The USF business model is Dot com and the reps with large routes are 60-70 % dot com. They are the easiest to lay off / dispose of. The young kids making 1/4 of the salary of high priced reps can manage the dot com business. 

USF will face a low chance of losing some of that business in this economic climate. So it makes sense to get rid of high priced salary sales people. The future for USF has always been dot com and it has arrived a bit earlier that planned. USF can always rehire some of these high prices reps in 3-6 months. Reps will have to re apply for the jobs and make a lot less. They have no choice but to go back to usf since most other food companies are not hiring. 

So all of the USF reps who thought you were insulated think about how USF will take advantage of the times we are in.
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Spilt_milk

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I don’t think anyone knows what’s going to happen, but keep pontificating as if you have a clue.  It’s entertaining.
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herkcy

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Did USF have the predicted layoffs?
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philly mob

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This week I expect it to be a time when many more  reps will be gone at USF.

The 2 week shutdown is over and the results are not what we all hoped for. The USF management is saddled with huge salaries for many reps. Now is the time they have to let some folks go, some permanently some will be back. No one is immune from cuts. 

Sad fact is there is no where for the reps to go for at least 6 months. Good news is the non compete will be half over.
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