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whizard

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My sources  tells me that USF Corp is reviewing a plan to close Bridgeport NJ Building in the future. USF owns the ground around the Swedesboro property. They can add on to the existing building. The only issue will be they can't add on any more doors. So they plan to move customers to Allentown. The union contract expires in Feb 2018. The union people in Bridge will most likely get a bad deal on this change. The Swedesboro union seems to get the upper hand with USF.
The reps will be all on the same comm program soon and it won't matter where they ship from. The problem will be the product mix. USF is moving to a standardization model to keep items that pay them the most back end money. They don't care what customers want only what makes it to the bottom line.

Andy and Ernie have told Ky that by eliminating the transfers they saved  $ 250,000. When they close Bridge the savings will be over 8 million dollars / year. Ky being a guy that just counts beans seems to have signed on to the ideas. Ky stays in Allentown most of the time and Ernie and Andy seem to be calling the shots in the south. If business continues this way who is going to take the silver bullet from JOC. Someone is going to have to explain why the business model is not work.  So here are the odds on who gets the Silver bullet. 
Ky    5:1

Jason:  4:1

Ernie 10:1

Andy   10: 1

The reality of the whole company is the the Pietro and company are only around for a few more years. They plan to exit with lots of cash for them. The USF employees will be standing on the side lines again wondering who will be running what remaining of the company. USF employees are use to this as its happened quite often to them in the last 20 years.



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Mr Heresthetruth

I am glad you got a look at what I heard. I am pro union and would like to see the salesforce at USF be represented by some union agreement. The USF management people don't treat  most employees with much respect. That was evident last week when many usf people in Philly were done. Not even a mention on VM or a thank you. Just good bye!

I hope your union hangs tough and wish you all the best in dealing with these USF bully's. We all saw what they did in Baltimore.
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The idea of a new building is not possible at this time. USF continues to loose cases and USF Corp will surely not put up an 85Million investment to watch the cases shrink.
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Not to worry, whizard! Summer Scoop will be introduced june 2nd. This will get those cases back! [rofl]

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The idea of a new building is not possible at this time. USF continues to loose cases and USF Corp will surely not put up an 85Million investment to watch the cases shrink.
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Yep Vegan Chicken wings will literally fly off the shelf this time. We promise.
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food peddler

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I have heard rumors that usf Philadelphia may be getting rid of some of the reps with smaller & poor GP routes. I have been trying to open accounts, but its so hard to get the customers to make a change to usf. Seems that many customers have purchased from usf before and do not want to go back to us. They said our prices are to high. Why do we have to charge so much for items that RD sells for 10.00 cs less. I am concerned because the management vp sales seems only to care about the veteran reps. I am lost here, with no help in sight.

All the rumors on this site make you start to wonder if this is the right place for me to stay. Can anyone suggest alternatives in the area? No Sysco Is all I hear, but there are others that can find value in me I think.
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Food Peddler, your best bet is to find a local independent broadliner that has similar lines (produce, COP, chemicals, beverage and equipment) to USF. Sysco is just the other side of the same coin. Pushing "value-added services" instead of food and supplies. You won't get lost in the shuffle and you can make some decent money.
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I thought you were being funny until I got an email today from my marketing department. Talk about a limited market. What's next Halal pulled pork?

Look for this as a "relaunch" item a couple of Scoops from now.

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Yep Vegan Chicken wings will literally fly off the shelf this time. We promise.
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food peddler

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We just had a Gordon defector come back to Philly. I hear there may be a few more coming back. The story I have heard is that USF is going to get rid of some Reps who are not up to the USF standard sales & GP that they want. The returning Gordon reps will get those customers of reps being let go on the PIP. Are they going to get the accounts they gave up a couple of years ago? What is Company policy on that? When the defectors went to Gordon they were told they could not come back. Wow have things changed. The desperate management in Philly is taking them back to save their own jobs.

The returning guys are going to be shocked on how bad thing have gotten in just 2 short years.
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SoCalFoodDude

I thought you were being funny until I got an email today from my marketing department. Talk about a limited market. What's next Halal pulled pork?



Yep I thought it was a joke too when I first heard about it.
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food peddler

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I heard today that JD  In Phila fired a rep of 25 years. Said he did not use technology. What a bunch of nonsense. There are some old guys here that don't even have a laptop. I think they are just looking to blame others for the poor sales. I cant find any customers where I can make some commission. The prices are so high that the few I have are going to catch on to how expensive it is to buy from me. So I just keep writing BS credits to cover the complaints. That is how my manager and JD told me to do it. Any other ideas on how to make some money here?

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Shorty is a tough guy. Must be taking the heat from his Boss about the numbers. He must be really impressing sales people with his strong hand after what he did to RW. Are you Impressed? Tell me about it.

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Nice job Andy H. I hear that 80,000 dollars worth of cheddar cheese and bacon was sitting in a trailer at USF Phila over a weekend with no Refrig running. The result is that it all had to be dumped.

I wonder how they are covering that up. That sounds like a job for Ernie to hide. The result is that all us reps will pay for it as they keep pounding our commission down.
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Nice job Andy H. I hear that 80,000 dollars worth of cheddar cheese and bacon was sitting in a trailer at USF Phila over a weekend with no Refrig running. The result is that it all had to be dumped.

I wonder how they are covering that up. That sounds like a job for Ernie to hide. The result is that all us reps will pay for it as they keep pounding our commission down.

Well that's easy.  You transfer the product in the system to inactive codes, and just let them go to overstock and dead.  Then leave it for the next group to deal with.  Sad, but that's how it's done.
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stopsysco

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ITS TIME TO HEAR ANOTHER 4 HOURS OF BULL SH.T FROM THE LITTLE GUY AT THE SALES MEETING.  MAYBE HE WANTS TO TELL US AGAIN ABOUT THE OFF DAY DELIVERIES. HE SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON OUT OF STOCKS.
HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE REPS PUT UP WITH THIS BS OF USF.

OFF DAYS, EVERY DAY IS OFF WHEN YOU ARE DOWN TO UNDER 20,000 CASES A NIGHT IN BRIDGEPORT. CUSTOMERS ARE LEAVING FASTER THAN WE CAN GET THEM. THE PRICES ARE RISING EVERY MONTH AND CUSTOMERS ARE AWARE OF IT. DOES THE LITTLE GUY THINK  OUR CUSTOMERS ARE IDIOTS?

ERNIE AND HETZEL KEEP PUSING HIM FOR LESS OFF DAYS. SOONER OR LATER THEY WONT NEED 2 BUILDINGS. PIETRO WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL THE LITTLE GUY AND TELL HIM GOOD BYE! THE PLACE IS GOING DOWN FASTER AND FASTER WITH THIS MANAGEMENT TEAM.

HAS ANYONE SEEN KY? SEEMS HE HAS JUST VANISHED. DOES HE STILL WORK HERE?

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Things aren't much different in So Cal. Late trucks, shorts and outs and nobody cares. Of course, prices are going up for no reason. Smaller distributors are turning into mini-broadliners with much better prices, no minimum orders or locked-in delivery days. "Sell Value Added Services. Show your customers what you can do for them." BS!!! All customers really want is their delivery complete and on time and good prices. 

Don't get me started on our sales meetings. Nazi rallies had less brainwashing. I can't wait for the Fall Scoop roll out.
 

The only ones who will be left here are the ones who drink the Kool-Aid.

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ITS TIME TO HEAR ANOTHER 4 HOURS OF BULL SH.T FROM THE LITTLE GUY AT THE SALES MEETING.  MAYBE HE WANTS TO TELL US AGAIN ABOUT THE OFF DAY DELIVERIES. HE SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON OUT OF STOCKS.
HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE REPS PUT UP WITH THIS BS OF USF.

OFF DAYS, EVERY DAY IS OFF WHEN YOU ARE DOWN TO UNDER 20,000 CASES A NIGHT IN BRIDGEPORT. CUSTOMERS ARE LEAVING FASTER THAN WE CAN GET THEM. THE PRICES ARE RISING EVERY MONTH AND CUSTOMERS ARE AWARE OF IT. DOES THE LITTLE GUY THINK  OUR CUSTOMERS ARE IDIOTS?

ERNIE AND HETZEL KEEP PUSING HIM FOR LESS OFF DAYS. SOONER OR LATER THEY WONT NEED 2 BUILDINGS. PIETRO WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED READING THIS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CALL THE LITTLE GUY AND TELL HIM GOOD BYE! THE PLACE IS GOING DOWN FASTER AND FASTER WITH THIS MANAGEMENT TEAM.

HAS ANYONE SEEN KY? SEEMS HE HAS JUST VANISHED. DOES HE STILL WORK HERE?


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