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well, the "rumor" started circulating yesterday with a date...however, the rumor without a date has been there since the axe fell on the first "batch" about what, 18 months ago or so? The plan hasn't been a secret, in fact those that avoided the first pass were told it could come at any time (if their leaders were honest)....so not "if", just the "when". This is just a PSA, who knows, maybe "they" were incorrect - but I wouldn't count on it. Always good to be prepared.
experiment may be to ask a dm or vp. See what gets denied and what gets an "I don't know". Timing seems pretty good - get the labor off the books for 4q with the least amount of blowback...and 6 months or so to do damage control on the accounts before the season. Who knows...it may just be something 'they' are saying.
Sales team is GONE, G.O.N.E. Saving BIG $$$$$ August 20th! Also got word that the quality guys are getting thinned out pretty heavily nationwide as well. Here in the deep south, the quality guys I know said they are no longer allowed to train and required to do OJT training. Loyalty??? NOT. You have been led to the slaughter house my tender little lambs. NOW do you believe us that those "anonymous" surveys and promises of a better life are nothing more than a CORPORATE promise to make you perform? Baahhhhh....
ASMs don't sign away your right to work and compete - its what you are good at. Check out your job options and get with an attorney. Keep your power once you are restructured out the door. Don't sign anything hastily.
It is 100% true. It's very bittersweet. When looking at the big picture, it's time for this role to evolve. However, Safelite still needs that layer of insulation when it comes to our accounts. We won't all be gone, but most of us will. The rest will be transitioned into a different type of position. While it's not fun to lose your job, Safelite hasn't been a very fun place to work.
As for some of you who choose to insult- the sales team that was left last year are perfectly capable and did a lot for this company that went without notice or recognition. Frankly, I look forward to not working with associates that can't even use the proper form of grammar, such as you "Flashtime". The next time you throw an insult, use the word "than" when it comes to a comparison.
seems like the company "evolves" every two years whether it needs it or not. I guess the newly minted vps and corporate directors have to blaze their path to show their worth, or maybe some in the big offices are making their dream of no sales and no csr come true - half way anyway. I'm sure lots of hand wringing about doing "tough" things with folks that have spent decades bleeding safelite to all that would listen..and 'volunteering' for every pet charity that makes TF look good to GL. (instead of the ones under their nose on anything more than a token basis)...all bull****, but hey, who cares if you feel better? Funny thing is, who is going to answer all of those calls that come in from agents and customers that avoid the 'machine' because of service? … maybe they will use the app...who wouldn't want to do that? just ask RC, the focus group doesn't lie. Maybe the company will just forward the phone numbers from the rep phones....or maybe they can't because someone thought saving a buck with bring your own device was a good plan. I probably dont' understand - that's ok too. I know lots of good folks with big books of juicy non program business coming available.... they will keep the corporate shills to plan events, nod favorably at stupid ideas in worthless meetings and put up the tents at regional golf tournaments... don't sign before you shop folks.
It’s sad when people lose their jobs. I suggest that all of the salesmen that lose their jobs start their own auto glass business. If they do, I hope they share how they feel when their former company steals work from them. Wait, if they join the network they’ll be on easy street, right?
A very strong rumor also has it that on August 20, Belron will be replacing Tom Feeney. Friends across the pond say this is almost a certainty. No word on who will replace him, but the feeling is a Brit rather than another American.