Hi All - I am really sorry about layoffs and I hope that all affected will find job replacements very soon. I've spent 33 years working for 711 and I've seen many layoffs. I've retired about ten years ago and I can tell you that layoffs are built into the copmany's DNA. They clean up the house every few years, often you have no clue why they selected a certain person as there is no rhyme or reason for the selection process. It's sad and not right. If you have an opportunity to leave and find something more stable I'd say go for it as I am certain this will not be the last layoff.
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This is 100% true. I watched it over and over again, almost annually on the dot, until it was my turn. Leaving was the best thing that happened to me personally and professionally even though I greatly mourned the daily relationships I lost.
I now lead at an executive level as do many, many past coworkers who have also left along the way. Changes do sometimes need to happen and those can be done with compassion and integrity. When lay-offs happen as frequently performance reviews, there are serious leadership deficiencies and its time someone called them out for it.
Great advice!! Get out now while job market is strong. There is life after 7-Eleven and it’s all male executive team.
Spot on. The companies executives do not know how to plan appropriately. They also do a poor job of budget planning and managing hiring and staffing at the dept level and what happens is they find themselves overstaffed and over budgeted year after year. They also spend like drunken sailors on shore leave with contractor expense.