Thread regarding 7-Eleven, Inc. layoffs

Moving Beyond 7-Eleven

As someone who quit working for the company just over a year ago, let me just offer these words of encouragement: you will land somewhere better. Working at 7-Eleven teaches you how to be tough and to have a thick skin… wherever you land you will likely be an immediate asset and have positive impact, because that is what we’re taught to do at 7-Eleven. Things to leave at 7-Eleven: the horrible office politics and throwing peers under the bus, the constant fear of failure: some companies expect some level of failure to learn and improve processes and programs. 7-Eleven has never been known for having a culture of empowerment or a culture that is authentic , so leave 7-Eleven’s deranged and abusive culture on the curb at 3200 Hackberry Road and don’t look back. This latest move by the company will save them money this year, but long-term will do them more harm than good. With a senior leadership team that is so eager to humble brag about their West Point backgrounds, advanced degrees from SMU-Cox, Kellogg, Duke, etc one would think they’ve learned by now that a firm can’t cut people so far out of the equation and expect the business to keep moving forward, at least not a successful one. Once you all start in your new roles and you get compliments or a simple “thank you” or “job well done” it’s almost like you will do a double take since the concept of recognition and gratitude went by the wayside there in 2019 with the new “Leadership Principles” which were more used as weapons against all associates than they were to help grow and develop talent. You all are some of the smartest people out in the job market, and while leaving 7-Eleven does hurt, I know you will land somewhere so much better! Best wishes for brighter and happier futures to all of those impacted.

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Stay strong and leave 7-Eleven long gone. Former employee here, and I can tell you they don't care. They want their money and will tell you false statements of moving you up and it never happens. All they care about is their piece of the pie, while you do all the work and bring the customers back. No appreciation whatsoever. Go out there had work for someone who cares, because 7-Eleven doesn't.

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This 100%. Long time 7-11 corporate employees don't know what supportive leadership is or what it's like to be free to fail and learn. If you survived 7-11 you'll thrive anywhere else.

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Layoffs are not a strategy. It’s a short term fix for a larger issue.

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Post ID: @3foq+1hXAwjbW

Agree

But absolutely hysterical that anyone touts any degree from SMU, much less Cox

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