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This site used be full of active members when it was Foodservice rumors .. what happened?
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Most of us, the smart ones retired out and moved out of the USA! That's what happened!
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In my case, retired.

A lot of people are working on CRM (Salesforce, Link, Constant Comment), doing useless reports for management, working on their resumes or self-medicating to deal with the BS.

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Attempting to retain customers. It takes a million years to get anything approved. Struggling. We promise the world, but it takes months and months to get approval. To a point where our customers know we ar full of S***. Horrible. We promise customers we are about to lose all kinds of stuff, but it’s 6 months to a year before we can get approval. We also don’t give a sh** about said customers until they are about to leave or did leave. Existing customers are crap. We make fun of them at USF. Like they are dumb. Until our bonuses are in flux. Then all of a sudden, we care. It’s bad. I’m over it. If it takes that long, it’s a lie. Lies. Shell games are beneath me personally. I like to do my job clean. Not like this. I’m disgusted.
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Attempting to retain customers. It takes a million years to get anything approved. Struggling. We promise the world, but it takes months and months to get approval. To a point where our customers know we ar full of S***. Horrible. We promise customers we are about to lose all kinds of stuff, but it’s 6 months to a year before we can get approval. We also don’t give a sh** about said customers until they are about to leave or did leave. Existing customers are crap. We make fun of them at USF. Like they are dumb. Until our bonuses are in flux. Then all of a sudden, we care. It’s bad. I’m over it. If it takes that long, it’s a lie. Lies. shell games are beneath me personally. I like to do my job clean. Not like this. I’m disgusted.
and to all USF customers, your rebates are over next year. They will dwindle you down. Mark my words. And if you have more than one location, you are going in house. No salesman. Done. You will be treated as national accounts.

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The people at the top have forgotten that this is a relationship business. Customers will put up with a lot if they trust their rep. The new TMs are given a script (Scoop, VAS, ecomm) and told to push that. Not many customers want or need these products.

Some customers will use a few Scoop items if they fit their menu. Much of the VAS can be found online. Some customers want to give their order to their rep, and may only use ecomm when he/she is on vacation.

All the multi-unit accounts that classified "locally managed" will go inside. It doesn't matter that the TM is the one who built the account and knows it. Some may be given the choice to become Account Executives and keep their accounts. Others will just have to suck it up and try to replace that volume and income. Good luck.

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Retired here, too. Thankfully.

This was a more vibrant, interesting, controversial site back in the day. Especially so back in the Jim Miller days! I seem to recall lawsuits at least threatened over this site! I know as employees of a National Company, we were strongly cautioned about posting anything here! Lol!

It was easy to see the writing on the wall years ago for the change in sales compensation. It sort of parallels the struggles in our political world, IMO. Centralized decision-making and control of assets where obedience and conformation to the Master Plan are valued above individual initiative, ingenuity, personal responsibility and creativity. I was once told that an operating unit (Division, House...) would at some point need to change their management team entirely because the type of leaders required to break new ground, develop policies and procedures, create relationships and establish the business would not be the type of folks needed when the Company became part of a National Company. The same is holding true for the sales force, it’s just taken longer to get to them. The shame of it is the industry as a whole suffers when the individual sales person is not allowed/encouraged to enthusiastically create new business and solve problems using their unique abilities. The same can be said of a country when individual freedom and liberty is stifled for a stronger federal government. (i.e. Socialism sucks on a national or individual level.) To put it more succinctly, bring in Canadians to run your company and watch it go to hell.

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The people at the top have forgotten that this is a relationship business. Customers will put up with a lot if they trust their rep. The new TMs are given a script (Scoop, VAS, ecomm) and told to push that. Not many customers want or need these products.

Some customers will use a few Scoop items if they fit their menu. Much of the VAS can be found online. Some customers want to give their order to their rep, and may only use ecomm when he/she is on vacation.

All the multi-unit accounts that classified "locally managed" will go inside. It doesn't matter that the TM is the one who built the account and knows it. Some may be given the choice to become Account Executives and keep their accounts. Others will just have to suck it up and try to replace that volume and income. Good luck.


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Retired here, too. Thankfully.

This was a more vibrant, interesting, controversial site back in the day. Especially so back in the Jim Miller days! I seem to recall lawsuits at least threatened over this site! I know as employees of a National Company, we were strongly cautioned about posting anything here! Lol!

It was easy to see the writing on the wall years ago for the change in sales compensation. It sort of parallels the struggles in our political world, IMO. Centralized decision-making and control of assets where obedience and conformation to the Master Plan are valued above individual initiative, ingenuity, personal responsibility and creativity. I was once told that an operating unit (Division, House...) would at some point need to change their management team entirely because the type of leaders required to break new ground, develop policies and procedures, create relationships and establish the business would not be the type of folks needed when the Company became part of a National Company. The same is holding true for the sales force, it’s just taken longer to get to them. The shame of it is the industry as a whole suffers when the individual sales person is not allowed/encouraged to enthusiastically create new business and solve problems using their unique abilities. The same can be said of a country when individual freedom and liberty is stifled for a stronger federal government. (i.e. Socialism sucks on a national or individual level.) To put it more succinctly, bring in Canadians to run your company and watch it go to hell.
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Retired here, too. Thankfully.

This was a more vibrant, interesting, controversial site back in the day. Especially so back in the Jim Miller days! I seem to recall lawsuits at least threatened over this site! I know as employees of a National Company, we were strongly cautioned about posting anything here! Lol!

It was easy to see the writing on the wall years ago for the change in sales compensation. It sort of parallels the struggles in our political world, IMO. Centralized decision-making and control of assets where obedience and conformation to the Master Plan are valued above individual initiative, ingenuity, personal responsibility and creativity. I was once told that an operating unit (Division, House...) would at some point need to change their management team entirely because the type of leaders required to break new ground, develop policies and procedures, create relationships and establish the business would not be the type of folks needed when the Company became part of a National Company. The same is holding true for the sales force, it’s just taken longer to get to them. The shame of it is the industry as a whole suffers when the individual sales person is not allowed/encouraged to enthusiastically create new business and solve problems using their unique abilities. The same can be said of a country when individual freedom and liberty is stifled for a stronger federal government. (i.e. Socialism sucks on a national or individual level.) To put it more succinctly, bring in Canadians to run your company and watch it go to hell.


That’s the perfect way to put it. And this scam, will fail miserably too. We will end up giving everything away to justify the changes and it will ultimately collapse. It’s literally unsustainable. I have been saying the exact same thing. This is exactly like having a bloated government that touches every aspect of your life. The “bureaucrats” at USF corporate are officially I n the sales people’s bedroom, pocket, family, etc. in the worst way. Micromanaging everything. We will basically be like Venezuela soon. Poor, hungry and with no choice but to revolt.

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US Foods through it's many incarnations is the result of "no government". So be careful what you wish for, this is "private enterprise" at it's finest.
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It is now a Public Company, subject to the “culture “ of share holders, the board.. it is following where our government is heading .. a privately owned company would not be handling things this way . Before the SYY merger USFOODS was charging ahead full steam and a fun place to work .. Privately held then
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It is now a Public Company, subject to the “culture “ of share holders, the board.. it is following where our government is heading .. a privately owned company would not be handling things this way . Before the SYY merger USFOODS was charging ahead full steam and a fun place to work .. Privately held then


I agree 100%!!! I used to like my job and what I did everyday, now I feel like Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflecting and redirecting questions my customers have on everything from deliveries to cookbook pricing. It's exhausting! 
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as my ole Jewish friend always says,"the shows over and the monkey is dead"
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as my ole Jewish friend always says,"the shows over and the monkey is dead"

What Jew says that? 
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What Jew says that? 


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