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7-Eleven warns franchise owner over appeal on labor crunch

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If you own a business as part of the franchise system, operate under your own hours. In this case, 7-Eleven are out of order to warn this guy. The man's gotta sleep too damn it! Being bullied into staying open when you are the owner of your business, is workplace harras and shows how greedy 7-Eleven executives are!

I've pretty much stopped using them lately, opting instead for Family Mart.

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*harassment

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With you on that Belrick. Stopped using 7-11 as well.

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7-Eleven was originally open from .... cough

7am until 11 pm. Go back to your roots if the stores can't support later hours.

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How about sell the franchise if it's too much for you? I'll let the courts decide.

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I side with the franchise operators here. These are people, not machines or robots. I wonder what excuse the courts will give. It’s all very numbing to the mind.

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Yeah,I am with the others on this one.

I have stopped going to 7-11 as well,besides AEON's My Basket convenience stores are way better both price wise and in their range,plus they discount items by 30% as items approach their sell by date.

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I'll be boycotting 7-11 in support of the hard working franchise owners. Hang on a second.... Hmm what to do?

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Perhaps if the Operators who are unable to find enough staff enabling them to operate 24/7 just stop trading and close the store for good then 7-11 will be happier. If they end up with half the current number of stores they will no longer be top of the heap in convenience stores in Japan. Probably not. That being said they need to commit to flexibility with the operators to ensure stores do not close for good.

It seems to be a fact that many large corporations lack any sense of good judgement and common sense.

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I hope those who are boycotting or plan to boycott 7-11 realize that they are hurting the franchisees as much as, if not more than, the 7-11 company. (7 and i Holdings)

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The industry ministry has since urged convenience store operators to draw up an action plan to address problems linked to their operating hours. 

The operators have done that. They are closing during off-hours. Pretty simple action plan.

The gov't needs to urge the franchisors to back off their threatening rhetoric towards the franchisees.

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work 24h or just stop the franchise, you cant have both. signed agreement is agreement, i hope 7 11 sues him to the ground.

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7-11 are wrong here. Maybe he should operate his store 7am to 11am in protest (as opposed to 7-23).

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A franchise agreement is a contract. He agreed to stay open 24 hours. If conditions changed that prevented that he should have asked to amend. If they refused, then he would have a chance, but because he broke the contract, he likely has no chance in court.

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The male owner had requested that he close his outlet for five hours through 4 a.m. on July 12.

A franchise agreement is a contract. He agreed to stay open 24 hours. If conditions changed that prevented that he should have asked to amend. If they refused, then he would have a chance, but because he broke the contract, he likely has no chance in court.

The franchise operator did ask for permission first. There for he does have a chance in court.

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