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  • bobiknows bobiknows Sep 22, 2009 10:17 AM Flag

    Layoffs of field staff?

    My salesperson here was let go recently. Has anyone else noticed a thinning of the heard? Might be a move to have something to talk about when 3rd quarter earnings tank.

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    • I think cutting sales staff, real producers, is narrow minded. Cutting the fat in "leadership" positions in FL and CA would be more in order. The air conditioning salesman in FL would be first on my list for a pink slip but, then again, he worked for Manny in another field before he ran that market into the ground. The White guy must go in CA. I would also favor a whole new organizational structure that empowers branches. Finally, the marketing is horrid. Probably the worst aspect of the whole melt down within the company. Large egos and their paychecks need to be replaced by smaller egos with the opportunity to make good money.

    • Well, typically, POOL sales went down after Sept., so, what can be a better time to do some cost cut. I would think it is a good sign that company is not trying to avoid the problem by aggressively address it.

    • This isn't just related to Poolcorp....it is happening with a lot of distributors and dealers all over the country.

      Everybody is "cost cutting" whether it be inventory, over-time, fulough days, etc.

      I wouldn't expect it to get better anytime soon.

 
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