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surferboy

Lexington, NC

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#1638
Oct 31, 2011
 
lanceman how have you already found out your info? if jan 9th is your date then you are in the charlotte group and we have yet to be given our route info. we r still 2 weeks away.
No route for me

Plant City, FL

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#1639
Nov 1, 2011
 
screwedlanceman wrote:
Well I still don't see how a company can tell you to stay aboard that everyone will get a route and then time comes and everyone else gets offered one but the one that's been with them longer than anyone left! I'm still pissed! I've never had an accident, wrote up, and supposedly they still have routes open and I don't even get considered for one! That's how this compnay has done me and sure I'm not the last. O and on top of that no one will even tell me why! That really gets to me! My supervisor wont even answer my calls now and mgmt with sunsets just turn there head so guess me and my family is going to be on the street since I just bought a house and had my second kid. But no I wont let that happen but one thinks of it.
Same thing happened to me and I have been a routeman for 28 yrs. We all need to get together and hire an attorney in PA. and sue them for discrimination and wrongful termination. I have started the ball rolling with an attorney here in Florida. Anyone else interested? Please contract me..........d6mosh@yahoo.com

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Clocker

Louisville, KY

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#1640
Nov 3, 2011
 
Where's Bluegrass? I'll be hanging out at Doc Crow's in downtown Louisville tonight.
holy bat farts batman

Chesnee, SC

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#1641
Nov 4, 2011
 

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Hey guys, have you been threaten that if u don't catch your publixs 5 days a week that you will be in breach of contract? When I signed my contract it had a "suggested" service agreement. Wasn't there just a settlement of 10 million for Snyders treating us like employees? Seems they didn't learn their lesson last time. Also, about these bee terms. We were told we had to switch because of federal law and us now being a publicly traded company. Funny though, Campbell soup is publicly owned and Pepperidge Farm doesn't have to follow these same laws nor does any other company out there. Wonder why Snyders would have to lie to us again instead of us saying this is the way it wad going to be?
IOwannaBe

Greensboro, NC

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#1642
Nov 4, 2011
 
Which is better? C-store or Grocery Store Route? Can you give me a list of your pro's and con's. I have a choice between the two. First off Grocery Store costs more, but sales are more as well: about $9500 and C-store is a lot more driving at about $6500 in sales. There does seem to be potential in the C-store/Walmart route to grow, but I don't know much about Grocery routes. Your input is appreciated.
BLUEGRASS

Bowling Green, KY

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#1643
Nov 4, 2011
 
welcome to the ville clocker! looks like tomorrow gonna be a better day to go. i have no seats and will be at churchill near the paddock by the big screen. do you have internet access on your phone? i dont, maybe you can let me know where your seats are and i bring you a bourbon on ice.or where you be sat. night and i try to get away for a bit from the family.sorry late notice, i just dont know how to else to hook up. i probably be gettin to the track round 2-3 and stay for a few hours.
Clocker wrote:
Where's Bluegrass? I'll be hanging out at Doc Crow's in downtown Louisville tonight.
danielle03

North Babylon, NY

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Nov 4, 2011
 

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i am sueing snyders my laywer says there theives
Yaz in Florida

Hialeah, FL

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#1645
Nov 7, 2011
 
IOwannaBe wrote:
Which is better? C-store or Grocery Store Route? Can you give me a list of your pro's and con's. I have a choice between the two. First off Grocery Store costs more, but sales are more as well: about $9500 and C-store is a lot more driving at about $6500 in sales. There does seem to be potential in the C-store/Walmart route to grow, but I don't know much about Grocery routes. Your input is appreciated.
Grocery by far. My 02 cents.

You will have to carry 3 million items in your truck, many of which will sell in one store but not another and many likely will not be consistently available to you EVERY SINGLE week at the warehouse putting you in tough situations with your customers.

Much easier to control you inventory with a Grocery route and in all reality you will be dealing with less variery of inventory.

You will have to service a zillion accounts for those 6500 per week, I assume the proposed grocery route that averages 9500 will be between 5 and 10 accounts.

Plenty more reasons than that but IMO it is just not even close.
Droopy

Parkersburg, WV

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#1646
Nov 7, 2011
 

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or you could be like me yaz, and have a traditional route that has it all, uds, food service, grocery, mass etc :-) yay me. LOL
Mike Berry

Bolingbrook, IL

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#1647
Nov 8, 2011
 

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I have a grocery store route with about 10 small cash stops in addition. I can't stand the small stops. I'd say about 8 of them are a waste of time. I have to carry a bunch of 99 cent items on my truck and I spend so much time sorting the chips to bring in a nice variety to these gas stations. Plus, in the non summer months I take a ton of stale chips out. I learned my lesson. Now I keep the shelves very lean in gas stations.

Grocery chains are the best option by far. You spend less time driving and more time in the store, so it allows you to find new ways to get more product in. Plus, it's alot easier dealing with 6 or 7 managers than 30 different cash stop managers. Just the other day at one of my dinky cash stops, the manager wanted me to come in every week instead of every other week. It's a joke. I bring in about 20 bucks worth of chips every 2 weeks.... so now I have to come in every week to give him a 10 bucks order at best. Total waste of time.
lance von erich

Pittsburgh, PA

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#1648
Nov 9, 2011
 
I am with lance ;I do not own a route. My credit score is 500 and Im worried i wont get financing. what should i do . they showed me territory they wat me on today. Im excited but worried about my credit denial
Clocker

Tampa, FL

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Nov 9, 2011
 

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If they like you they will offer you financing through MAW. You will pay an exorbitant amount of interest. It will be your decision to accept or move on. Expect your weekly payment to be very high.
Mike Berry

Bolingbrook, IL

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Nov 11, 2011
 

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How are you guys doing with Christmas cookies? I have all of mine out. Christmas season is here! Walmart is already playing CHristmas music! lolol
inmypants

Slidell, LA

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Nov 12, 2011
 

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"How are you guys doing with Christmas cookies? I have all of mine out. Christmas season is here! Walmart is already playing CHristmas music! lolol"
The Christmas cookies sell great, but you have to get them out ASAP as they tend to sell better early in the season. For the past two years I've had some stores sell out by Thanksgiving, and there won't be any more to back fill the displays. Wedding cake is the real winner,outselling the others by a wide margin.
Droopy

Parkersburg, WV

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#1652
Nov 13, 2011
 
i have sold the archway christmas cookies for 3 seasons now, and they are always a great seller. you are absolutely right the wedding cake is the top seller, followed closely by the cashew nougat and then believe it or not the pefferneuse. the price point in walmart makes them a great deal as well.
northeast snackman

Sharon, MA

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#1653
Nov 13, 2011
 
To all the Lance-Greer IO's who had a really bad experience with your new top of the line handhelds Friday night: You go live Monday! We had the exact same experience when we had our meeting on a Sunday 6/6/10. The same problems we had then are the same problems we have now. We are all wondering what the no help desk is for. You call them, they write your problem down, and pass it to another department. You don't know how many stores IO's have missed due to these handhelds. Hopefully they figured out the troubleshooting for you guys.
If, and when you get frusterated Monday with these handhelds just ask the Snyders IO's during your stops and I'm sure they will help with your process. We are all in this together. Good luck guys....
sir lance a lot

Wampum, PA

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#1654
Nov 13, 2011
 
I have a few small cash accounts . Lance made us deposit money daily but since the transition I have not been depositing but every few days or once a week. how strict is snyder on making timely deposits? will i get told abt this?

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#1655
Nov 13, 2011
 
sir lance a lot wrote:
I have a few small cash accounts . Lance made us deposit money daily but since the transition I have not been depositing but every few days or once a week. how strict is snyder on making timely deposits? will i get told abt this?
If you are still a temp/company operator, you can send in the funds from cahs stops once a week with the company paperwork. if you are an IO, you don't send in anything. The cash and checks are yours and will be dealt with each week in your settlement.
IOwannaBe

Greensboro, NC

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Thanks, Yaz. I took the grocery store route, which has about 10 stops on it. Still in the process of doing paperwork even though I'm officially on the route now. It takes time, but it looks like a good move so far. The warehouse is a mad house and I didn't get near enough for my first couple days. Getting the inventory down is going to be biggest challenge. I had no idea how much grocery stores need which was my biggest fear going into this. No one seems to have time to help and I feel like I'm flying blind. I have enough experience on route sales to make this work - it's just getting over the inventory learning curve. I also don't get how S-L handles the commissions. They make it very complicated, but that will come in time.

I appreciate your input.
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Grocery by far. My 02 cents.
You will have to carry 3 million items in your truck, many of which will sell in one store but not another and many likely will not be consistently available to you EVERY SINGLE week at the warehouse putting you in tough situations with your customers.
Much easier to control you inventory with a Grocery route and in all reality you will be dealing with less variery of inventory.
You will have to service a zillion accounts for those 6500 per week, I assume the proposed grocery route that averages 9500 will be between 5 and 10 accounts.
Plenty more reasons than that but IMO it is just not even close.
idk

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IOwannaBe wrote:
Thanks, Yaz. I took the grocery store route, which has about 10 stops on it. Still in the process of doing paperwork even though I'm officially on the route now. It takes time, but it looks like a good move so far. The warehouse is a mad house and I didn't get near enough for my first couple days. Getting the inventory down is going to be biggest challenge. I had no idea how much grocery stores need which was my biggest fear going into this. No one seems to have time to help and I feel like I'm flying blind. I have enough experience on route sales to make this work - it's just getting over the inventory learning curve. I also don't get how S-L handles the commissions. They make it very complicated, but that will come in time.
I appreciate your input.
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no it won't

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