Layoffs in 2012?

Discussion in 'Procter & Gamble' started by Anonymous, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM.

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  1. Anonymous

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    Have heard several "Horror" stories about territories being 75 miles, 92 miles, even over 100 miles one way to stores. Has it ever dawned on anybody there might be a reason?? Possibly they aren't expecting us to say YES. They are making it difficult to say YES, because they really want a NO answer??? Especially with the pressure for an immediate answer! Just Sayin'!
     
  2. Anonymous

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    That's so true!
    They are "honoring" the agreement with P&G of hiring their RMS and placing them in Walmarts & Targets.......not their fault a P&G RM won't drive 50+ miles to their sheduled stores.....
    In my case I was told that all the Walmart/Target coverage positions were filled....but there were many openings in Groceries. Yeah, sure. Instead of the coverage work I've been doing for years I'm going to take a position doing resets in Shoprites all over creation......NOT!
     
  3. Anonymous

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    I have seen the work convergence does it is a nightmare.I am sure they are hoping that the P & G reps will work for them to make their company look better.P & G does not realize Convergence is owned by investors.This is very scary......do these investors have experienced in this line of work?Anybody can be an investor.You pay for what you get.....Covergirl will lose a lot of business in areas they do not have good merchandisers.I give them 2 years and they will see what a huge mistake they made and will start the hiring process for a new merchandising program.As far as Acosta goes their loyalty is too their people not P&G ,remember anybody can tell you what you want to hear but in the long run they will do what they want look at these territories they are offering people long drive time for a couple hours of work.......acosta is in litigation right now for unpaid wages....this is the company I would want to work for.....yeah right.......If you are offered grocery resets have fun working resets .It could be anything.......frozen food to dog food.Good luck to all my peers!
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Be very careful about Acosta. In 2010 all grocery RMs were "disemployed" but they were offered the wonderful opportunity to work for Acosta. Those who chose Acosta would work roughly the same amount of hours at the P&G pay rate for one year and then get stepped down to the Acosta pay scale. The problem was that current Acosta employees were working half the hours that P&G vendors were already. Former P&G employees were working one, maybe two 1-2 hour resets per week and within the month, they were all let go. Good luck.

    My household, extended family and friends have now eliminated the buying of P&G products, not out of anger, we simply can't support a company that lacks ethics.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    I received my package, so long friends!
     
  6. Anonymous

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    First of all, it is NOT a layoff. Retailpulse will be gone by October ? or sooner according to my recent letter. I will be given 2 weeks notice! I am hurt,shocked,sad,worried etc.etc.. I will stay until the end ? Take the time to find another job AND health insurance .That is the scariest part I KNOW I can find a job ,but there wont be addiquate insurance. Many of my friends/coworkers have gone with Acosta , I am not that trusting....and have not been offered a position that would not cause further hardship. ie: less hours but 3 times the driving, health care discount ?really ....!. It use to be that 3rd party was a dirty word to p&g, they knew they were taking their chances in getting a job well done ...I wish p&g luck and will look forward to seeing future sales figures. Retailpulse kicked ass in getting the ”Tide pods” Launch done , sad that it was the very product that lead to our demise .....I do hope the share holders will be happy.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Took job w/Convergence doing Cosmetic Resets. Although some knew their stuff, others a joke. Anyone doing cosmetic work was worried about what work they would be doing once cosmetic "season" was over. Did 2 resets that was in my "area" and nothing else is/was available. The available work page is always empty and I'm still waiting to get paid for work that I completed. I've asked the regional manager if ANY work was going to be available any time soon, no response as of yet.
    Acosta, have they got themselves together yet? Heard work hasn't even started yet for people that went over to them. Acosta had no work in my area, as they had a rep for already in place and working in my area and surrounding area.
    Calling Unemployment to see what I can do. Let go from P&G, per January 2012 P&G conference call- we were told that we were going to "transition" to another company either Convegence or Acosta, and those companies have no work available.
    May call state also for state assistance as I just made it with P&G salary and unemployment is not even half that from what I hear. I swore I never would do that and never thought I'd go that route, I don't blame the economy. I blame P&G.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Wasn't really a transition - wrong use of wording. I really felt bad for the woman who asked about receiving the Christmas present. NO - they just fired you, honey! Or nicer terms, let go. And I have heard as well: the hours are not the same. Seem to be split between PG and Kraft. Not everybody got hired either. They didn't need that many - I have heard only about 650 of the 2700 were needed. As far as the other group, Target and grocery, I have heard it will be mostly independent grocery store resets at 6 AM in the morning. Good luck to all my PG family i finding jobs. My family has had to "downsize" as well - no more PG products - lots of store brands now.
    PG will never get a dedicated team as this one ever again.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    I applied to convergence back in January and got a call from them on 4/13. The recruiter sounded like they had plenty of work and will start me at my current wage. I was sent the new hire package. I am going to go for it but would really like to know more about this company.
    Does anyone have recent experience with Convergence?
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Just saw the last post....Convergence has very little work available. It's projects only too, meaning you pick the jobs you want to work. Right now all they have is over night postions. Anyway, I'm in wave 3...being let go in September. Just found out that the drug store work is going to be done in store as of the 15th. No 3rd party is picking that up even though we were told back in January there'd be work for those of us staying past March. Not true. I have put applications in on just about every merchandising site with very little feed back.....even with my 35 plus years in retail. So I too will be looking at state assisitance along with unemployment. Worst case I'll apply at Acosta....many openings right now because so many P&G people have already quit. I won't like it but it would have to do if nothing else comes through.
     

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