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Discussion in 'Patterson Dental Supply' started by anonymous, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:58 PM.

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  1. anonymous

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    "This ain't rocket science.. activity generates opportunity."

    Wow, Dale, you're really smart.

    I like the part about rocket science - you're Right about That - look to your management for inspiration there, the rest, well, Have at It. Free Country.

    Jeez, its after 9 already. I need to go pick up the dry cleaning and do the grocery shopping to get back in time for Oprah.. Watching this death march to bankruptcy is too much for me to handle. Who knows, if things get any worse here I may need to actually make calls on Monday and Fridays.

    The Horror.
     
  2. anonymous

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  3. anonymous

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    SAP is terrible. It has added hours a day to my work load. Equipment sales are ahead of schedule, but I have had to work really hard at it this year. SAP slows me down so bad, I don't have time to do quotes in the offices so I don't have good records on what to follow up on. This isn't helping equipment sales for me or anybody else I would imagine. I feel your pain, here.

    CEREC ... We were always going to lose the exclusive on CEREC. Who cares? If anything... it validates CADCAM. A better choice would be for the company to set a goal for total cadcam sales, and not just CEREC. I love CEREC, but also am selling the hell out of other systems now. iTero pretty much sells itself! What a cool product.

    I agree with you - always apologizing to our customers sucks.. but I am sure some big changes are coming and things will get better. This is still a great company. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. I picked off two HS customer in the past two months alone. Maybe it was because I decided to work on a Monday.... wow!! WTF... who gets away with not working Mondays and Friday? That's some talent. Lazy ass... little work ethic here will = little work ethic there.

    PS: We are all $1.89 closer to retirement today.
     
  4. anonymous

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    Glad to hear your equipment numbers on on track, but I have a feeling that you are not in the majority. You are certainly right about SAP, what a disaster. The time it takes to do an equipment quote is ridiculous. And unlike the TRs, there are no work arounds, but that's ok. Who wouldn't rather sit at their computer working until 10pm. Family time? who needs it, work harder. And oh by the way, don't be surprised if we cut commissions yet again.

    Can the company be turned around? probably. But how long will it take to recover from the lost business, 5 years? 10? Replace the tenured reps that were fired for no reason or have left over the last 2 years. It will be a long slow process to try to come back, or a short demise
     
  5. anonymous

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    If there was a sliver of hope that this rebounds, it’s impossibe to see that happening with those nit wits running things in MN.

    People have been fired for a lot less and for some strange reason they’re still there.

    Makes no sense that they’re still rhere and the longer they are the slimmer the chances of a rebound of any kind.

    Disagree?
     
  6. anonymous

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    Just listened to Kramer on the market watch. Amazon death star targeting dental. 3m and dentsply products already available to business accounts. The stocks are already taking a hit! Look out TRs. I see lower margins and lower commission on the horizon.
     
  7. anonymous

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    not pumpkihead’s fault. There’s no way that twat, stumpy and Cujo could’ve seen that one coming and made plans to mitigate the damage. Oh wait, they did when they started letting go everyone that mattered.

    We’re doomed.
     
  8. anonymous

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  9. anonymous

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    Ouch! This is slams the door on the hurt locker for good. Good luck everyone.
     
  10. anonymous

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    Hmmmmm....sounds like your manager is as big an idiot as the idiots in Minnesota.
     
  11. anonymous

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    Anyone else notice improvement in MN with FSS?
     
  12. anonymous

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    Go home Cujo your drunk...
     
  13. anonymous

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    Forget it, I'm not doing Mondays or Fridays anymore. The jig is UP. This thing won't be around much longer in the present form. I've had a good run and made money for many years, The writing is on the wall, We are obsolete and there is no place for us on-the-street. We add no value anymore. We have finally become liabilities.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/06/ama...ental-supplier-stocks-drop-on-new-threat.html

    If you want to argue, go ahead. If you're too stupid and hard-headed to realize whats happening, Fuck Off and DIE.
     
  14. anonymous

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    I have but we'll see if it lasts. A couple of my customers go have mentioned improved statements as well.

    Side note on MN, anyone know what's up with Sean Muniz leaving? First house cleaning???
     
  15. anonymous

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    FSS has improved slightly - more accommodating lately and hold times are slightly better. No idea on Muniz.