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DaveyLC
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28th Dec 18 at 09:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

https://news.sky.com/story/jobs-axe-hangs-over-car-parts-distributor-as-top-team-quits-11592771
SetH
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will be end of an Era if that happens, feel for the workers
Ian
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Mate of mine worked there, said they had 9 drivers doing 40 drops a day when he started, by the time he left they were down to 3 doing 10 or so.

There was a General Tyre depot opened locally and were looking to take some of the business but looks to be a bigger problem.

I have to say I don't generally use ECP, the prices are up and down depending what day of the week it is. And every time you go in there its full of clueless dickheads buying the cheapest part that sounds roughly what they might need.


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Robin
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Iím one of those clueless dickheads

How strong the branch is depends on where it is and what the competition is like in the area, Iím in Northampton, which used to be a massive Central Auto Supplies town, after we opened, both CAS and MotorServ had less of the market share and over the years weíve slowly taken their business to the point where MotorServ donít even get a look in and CAS (now owned by Motor Parts Direct) are down from a stronghold to half the vans they used to have.

We donít have enough vans or drivers for the demand at the moment and itís the same in a lot of our branches.

The Sukhpal situation is odd, heíd already left the company when he sold it to LKQ but when Unipart went bust, he dragged a lot of the directors away from ECP and intended to set up a rival. LKQ got wind of it and bought him out of the new company, re-employed nearly all the senior management and gave him a job in a slightly different role. Him leaving again isnít the big deal itís being made out to be in my opinion.

Obviously I donít know the full story from the top and thereís a fair amount of hoping involved because I have no qualifications and Iíve done this job since 2010, with ECP paying the best money, losing my job doesnít leave me many options!
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What branch do you work in Robin? I use st James mill and have to get in there at bang on 8am or near closing time to avoid the 15minute queue.
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Thatís my branch, the counter is always crazy busy, all day every day. Saturdays are the busiest, itíll be full down both sides of the shop from 8am til 4pm and then people will be rattling the door at 4pm even though weíre shut.
SetH
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quote:
Originally posted by Robinpeople will be rattling the door at 4pm even though weíre shut.


Jesus sounds like Resident Evil
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quote:
Originally posted by Robin
Thatís my branch, the counter is always crazy busy, all day every day. Saturdays are the busiest, itíll be full down both sides of the shop from 8am til 4pm and then people will be rattling the door at 4pm even though weíre shut.


They should have a separate queue for click and collect.
SetH
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Jake when you visit ECP the queue moves out of the way like Moses parting the red sea as aint nobody wanna get filled in

[Edited on 01-02-2019 by SetH]
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quote:
Originally posted by SetH
Jake when you visit ECP the queue moves out of the way like Moses parting the red sea as aint nobody wanna get filled in

[Edited on 01-02-2019 by SetH]


I wish. They're mostly African or Romanian taxi drivers paying full price for something they think is the right part but not sure so can you read out the list of everything on the screen and show me pictures

 
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