Ohio Sonic employees quit, service industry skills to good use


Ohio Sonic employees quit, service industry skills to good use.

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.

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.”

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