Sonic is having problems retaining its staff at locations of the drive-thru chain in southern Ohio. Last weekend, employees at a location in Circleville quit their jobs and announced their group departure via a note taped to the door, citing “terrible management” as the main reason for their exodus.
The entire workforce at the Sonic in Circleville, Ohio just quit en masse to protest their new management and workers least two other Sonics in the area did the same. The note the Circleville workers left. pic.twitter.com/P4aiPufR3N— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) February 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Sonic staffers at a location in nearby Lancaster quit via a sign reading, “Thank you, next,” and another team in Grove City, Ohio also walked out. Apparently, the management recently lowered wages for some employees and fired the regional director along with several longtime managers. In a response to the mass walk-outs, the chain explains that the restaurants in this area are now “under new ownership and management” from a team that also runs other locations across the country. The chain also notes: “We recognize that changes like this can be difficult for employees to understand and most current employees will have the opportunity to continue working at the drive-in.”
And in other news...
Thanks!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2019
Bartending + waitressing (especially in NYC) means you talk to 1000s of people over the years. Forces you to get great at reading people + hones a razor-sharp BS detector.
Just goes to show that what some consider to be “unskilled labor” can actually be anything but https://t.co/pcVKe5XKdm
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- And finally, please say hello to Hatton, a strong contender for the best food mascot in Japan: