Every since Doug took over corporate stores ,company has got to sh-t. Guy has no energy he just a pr--k. I know he one of the main reasons for cuts. He care less about one affected. They had a town hall on Friday and explained all the cuts and that they were sorry. When I was terminated I was not given a reason why. All the field consultants that kept there jobs are working scared m. No one know if they will loose there job. I believe it most of cuts are coming from Doug he a robot. Also the package they gave us was sh-t. Threw all this joe D. No where to be found pr--k could have at least showed his face and apologize.
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“ It’s funny that they let 7-11 employees go to keep Speedway employees. Did 7-11 buy Speedway or did Speedway buy 7-11? If Speedway employees were so great why did we buy their struggling company?” That’s complete bullish-t. You realize speedway was a month or so from becoming it’s own company? This had a devastating impact on the speedway side since the day we found out we had been bought. We weren’t “struggling”. And we certainly never asked for 7-eleven to buy us. Your statement is completely ignorant, and there were just as many speedway employees let go as I’m sure there were 7-eleven on both the October and July layoffs.
How about do you me jobs and stop whining. 7 eleven corp stores are atrocious and it’s all the ARea Leaders Fault. Stop being little babies and realize this is the real world and you should be held accountable
I can say that Speedway employees were not saved and the company was not struggling. We were in become our own company mode before we were bought. But on the Speedway side it was 2 weeks per year with 4 weeks at least.
I worked closely with Doug for a long time and disagree with your comments, even though I understand where the sentiment is coming from. Unfortunately, sometimes your role calls for certain things and your humanity is overpowered by the duties of the role. The person I am now would say that is the time to leave the organization. Maybe Doug will someday too.
Speedway was far from struggling, however, an activist investor had Marathon cave in to selling Speedway. For the record Speedway's motto was "we have people" and they meant it. I cannot recall a layoff in the past 10 years at Speedway. If a position was eliminated they repurposed the employee into a different group. I think this speaks volumes on the kind of company Speedway was under Marathon and what is has now become under 7-Eleven. With that being said a person in Dallas might see it as keeping Speedway people. A Person in Enon might see it as keeping 7-11 people. This was a blood bath plain and simple. I am saddened to hear 1 week per year was given, that doesn't give very much time to transition. I am also saddened to hear of all the job losses. Good luck to everyone
I was not laid off but me and my coworker are working scared. We do not know if more cuts will come. Sad to see people get let go. Hopefully they are able to get work fast.
Ha! You think Doug is the bad guy?!
First off - I was one of the 100s laid off, so I’m just as upset as the others, but my anger is directed to the ONE at the very top.
If you want to be heard and not brushed off as just one of the many upset - I’m with the other poster, be smart and know your facts so you are not overlooked before just rattling off the name of the guy that actually had the ba--s to get on camera and continue to show his face around the hallways that week.
- Doug didn’t “run” corporate, he was a leader on the Franchise side - Joe D runs corporate, always has and still does.
- Layoffs happened last year as well, Joe D tan corporate - Doug was on the Franchise side.
- Doug was no where near or part of any of the merger, again - he was Franchise
See the pattern? Joe and Stan are the two names to call to stands, and PS - calling a COO a pr--k is not the way to have people take you as a mature adult, we are all hurt - use your big adult words and make valid accurate points so we all can be taken seriously as we go into a recession jobless.
Has a franchisee I feel badly for those who last their jobs.
I’ve seen is how blatantly they sc--w us with bad accounting practices especially in the last year
Where’s the FTC to investigate 7-11, some of us franchisees will lose thousands of $$$ because of their accounting with no recourse sometimes to recover the money
Blame Joe and Stan, not Doug.
I have to say as being one of the laid off employees the severance package they are offering is a joke. They offering ONE week for each your you worked not TWO weeks as they are reporting to the news. Being an employee for 16 years that’s 16 weeks. Most reputable companies over at least a 6 month severance package. The company is also trying to change the laid off employees year of service to reduce their severance.
Myself and my husband lost our jobs in the same week. The company has released that they have laid off 800 people in Texas and Ohio however that is not true they have laid off across the country and it’s close to 2000 people.
It’s funny that they let 7-11 employees go to keep Speedway employees. Did 7-11 buy Speedway or did Speedway buy 7-11? If Speedway employees were so great why did we buy their struggling company?
As much as I hated being laid off last week I can not agree with this post. Doug is one of the few leaders that actually gave a cr-p about the people and was transparent in everything he could be. Doug didn’t wake up one morning and decided to do these layoffs, someone above him did and that person is the one that people should demanding answers from. Don’t bash the one guy that actually showed his face in all of this just because he is the only name you heard recently. Doug has only been the COO for a few months, Joe D has been the CEO for 15+ years - be smart with your posts, don’t downgrade this huge layoff with false accusations.
Yes. The town hall was a joke. Nothing was addressed that relates to our roles in the field. All the usually formalities, “we are sorry and deeply impacted.” “It was not a easy choice to make” “we made sure they are prepared with severance packages and employment search assistance”.
Yeah f-cking right. How you going to provide support to help look for jobs when you laid off all the support?!
COMPLETELY agree- having watched the tow hall- was a total waste of an FC’s time- would do nothing for me if I wasn’t one of those impacted.
You’d think Joe D could have freed up time in his schedule to at least comment on this debacle……
I worked for 7Eleven Inc for 30 years before retiring in 2005 luckily I was never laid off. I unfortunately Saw The process of laying people off so many times. This is as much a part of 7-Elevens culture has the Slurpee. Sorry for those laid off and forget the Sorrys you really don’t believe they mean it.