This was posted 3 years 5 months 19 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired 7-11 Sandwiches $2 (Normally $5) Every Wednesday Until Oct 7

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$2 Sandwiches at 7-11 are back !!! again, let the debate begin if they are tasty or not… at $2 its not a bad deal especially the big packs. It begins from midnight tonight (Tuesday).
Enjoy :)

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  • +7 votes

    What's a big pack?

  • +93 votes

    Almost as much as they pay their staff ;)

  • +38 votes

    Slave wages…

    • +27 votes

      Agreed. This company is paying for these promotions by underpaying their staff.

    • -27 votes

      Who cares, they shouldn't be taking the job if its a problem.

    • -3 votes

      wrong, its worse than a slave

    • +3 votes

      Everyone should also stop eating at most of the fast food joints and Chinese Restaurants as they pay similar wages..

      • +4 votes

        I positive voted you to get right of that negative vote someone gave you.

        A lot of people are ignorant to the fact most cheap asian restaurants in Melbourne and I assume other cities are using working holiday and international students and paying them $8-12 and hour. A lot of my friends work in these conditions. As the ABC showed us earlier this year a lot of vegetable and fruit growers unknowingly (some knowingly) hire labour that is paid even worse rates via a third party. Eat Lilydale chickens? If yes, you're supporting the slave labour going on in their processing factories as well. It is rampant and a big problem.

        • +1 vote

          I think there is some levels of differences as far as what is "fair" and "entitlements" are concerned in this discussion. Being a poor uni student at one time or another, I started doing hospitality for mere $8 an hour and would take me a whole day's work (10am to 10pm) to get $100. That was doing work for a big Chinese restaurant, in the hand. The Dim Sim girls were getting $6 an hour for their efforts of pushing the trolleys around. That seems like another life then.
          My point is that people need to start somewhere and that as junior staff, EVERYONE gets exploited regardless of how you view it. McD pays what $16 an hour before tax? Its an agreement between the staff and the employer.. gets agreed to during the hiring stage. If the guy agrees to be exploited, then who is to say otherwise? Everyone has the option not to work under these conditions unlike true "slave labour". These people are not chained to a $8/hour job nor are they tethered using drugs like the sex industry. These people struggle to look for work because not everywhere will offer a $50/hour job to anyone out there. But it is a revenue stream to get money in for them, and that they will hopefully move onto bigger and better things once they find others out there.
          It's simply "doing the time" that every one goes through during the early stages in life. Everyone has to start somewhere, whether its flipping burgers, selling slushies or pushing a yum cha trolley around.

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          @bchliu: is it against the law to underpay the employee below minimum wages?
          but it also happens with security company who pay cash and no super (although they pay higher than hospitality workers)

  • +52 votes

    Yeah, till they pay those people appropriately, I am reluctant to set foot back into a 7 Eleven. No deal for me. Don't buy a 7-11 they are sh%t $12 an hour. If they work horrid hours they should be entitled to penalty rates as well.

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      im in SA where we don't have a 7-11 here. but every time i go to Melbourne i visit 7-11s and love it!

      i love it due to the price. $2 sandwich? amazing, our $6 ones here dont even compare.

      • +19 votes

        It's a big difference visiting the store and having to endure a challenging working environment and not get compensated for it. It's a blessing that SA is not exposed to their rubbish. Would you work for them under those conditions? $12 an hour, despite the time of the day? Or rather work a 16 hour shift for 8 hours of pay?

        • +6 votes

          "on the run" are on par with 7/11.

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          @DisabledUser81217: no way. theres no $1 coffees, $2 or even $4 sandwhiches. no cheap slushies.

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          @xEnt: OTR's slurpees are simply shit. The problem is in the machines they use though

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          @xEnt: Yeah but their staff are underpaid and put on "trainee-ships" which are completely irrelevant in order to give them an apprentice wage.
          So not only do the staff get short changed but then they claim government funding for providing the course (which isn't necessary or probably worth anything to the person)

      • +11 votes

        I'm not a fan of their aus operation, but I will say they are a bit of a life-saver over in Thailand - on every corner with cool air-conditioning with fresh bottled water to re-hydrate at a small price. Re-charge in a fridge for a few minutes before setting out on foot again through the busy muggy streets

      • -3 votes

        And no extra charge for the salmonella!

    • +5 votes

      Wow, i always thought that it would be cool to own a 7-11, looks/sounds like i was wrong.

      • +2 votes

        As per the link - don't waste your money

      • +1 vote

        Interestingly enough I have traveled extensively through asia. I'd estimate that 50% of the poorer people I meet have aspirations to one day own a 7-11 - not just a convenience store but specifically a 7-11.

        On a side note I am sure that they are hurting over the recent press. i've noticed my local store has uncharacteristically cheaper fuel than the servo across the road and there is plenty of parking there now when it is usually full.

    • +12 votes

      I was kinda happy that we have store now in Perth. Boycotting them from now onwards..

  • +3 votes

    How much percentage of this purchase goes towards their staff?

  • +31 votes

    Blood sandwiches, boycott it

  • +36 votes

    To think my local 7/11 staff have always been so friendly and seemingly happy. I knew it was crazy that every time I went in, regardless of the hour (sometimes past midnight), the same dude would be working.. but he never looked unhappy or made it obvious he was struggling.

    Poor man. Jeez.

    I have this urge to donate cash to these guys directly. Few bucks here and there must help, surely. They clearly work insanely hard / around the clock.. and for what?

    :(

    I'm so torn now. Love Slurpees :( :(

    • +18 votes

      There's one in the city (in Sydney) that gets held up frequently. Just the intersection is easy with a getaway. Makes me sick that they don't get paid appropriately despite that terrible risk. No more 7 11 for me.

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        out of curiosity, which one you referred to? there are so many in Sydney city.

    • +3 votes

      As an international student during my Uni days, I knew a fair few students who were working at 7/11s scattered throughout Melbourne. The franchises were exploitative beyond measure. I remember two girls (doing their post grad studies), working at a 7/11 near the CBD for a measly $6/hr. There was some rather creative book-keeping being done by the owner; the two girls were being put down as 1x FTE @ $16/hr.

      As money was really tight during Uni, I thought of trying to get some part time work to alleviate the financial stress. After about a month of hunting, it seemed that it would have to be call-centres or door-to-door marketing. Both seemed like rather untenable options due to the inconsistent cash-flow (remuneration was largely/entirely based on commission), especially since my course workload was intense.

      There was a rather close friend of mine who worked for a rather large 7/11 in South Melb. He worked there for approximately 2 years; starting at $5/hr and then moving on to $10/hr prior to leaving. He got me a "trial" at this particular 7/11. After a single conversation with the owner, where my questions around wages were met with a rather evasive response of "first clear your trial period… then we'll see".

      Anyway, started my "trial" period working night shifts after uni (starting at 10pm) and then working till 7am. After 2 full weeks of doing this, and not receiving a single cent, I quit. The impact it was having on my bio-clock and my academics was fairly significant. To help with finances, I borrowed money from my parents and didn't work a day more during Uni. In return, I put my nose to the grindstone and graduated with an HD avg.

      I was very lucky that my parents had the financial wherewithal to support my living expenses entirely, during my post grad studies. However, makes me wonder how helpless and under financial duress a lot of the staff manning the 7/11s or City Convenience stores are. For that, they have my respect for persevering under highly exploitative circumstances… they also have my sympathy.

  • +53 votes

    After 4 Corners, I'm not giving them any more of my business.

  • +8 votes

    for every sandwich sold a employee gets his pay.

    • +8 votes

      It's a pity the sandwich is made from unhealthy ingredients and the staff are underpaid and the managers don't give a crap and the owners are sipping champagne and eating caviar and we are funding this. Spot on Hotkolbas, they are getting paid.

  • +16 votes

    I'm wondering if what they have done amounts to "organised crime" ?!?
    If the systemic underpayment of wages, and the associated tax fraud, and violation of immigration law are proven, perhaps they could have their assets seized as the "proceeds of crime" ?!?

    Negative vote because I have a "Major issue with retailer"

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    Can't believe with Woolworths & Coles supermarkets & petrol stations that 7/11 is still in business
    They're definitely dying off

  • +2 votes

    Ignoring the recent developments surrounding the 7-11 pay issue, this would be quite ideal for lunch actually.

    • +7 votes

      Unfortunately, can't be ignored - It is just the Aussie way!

      • +6 votes

        Buy two sandwiches, donate one to the sales staff. Leave happy.

        • +1 vote

          That one sandwich does not even compensate them marginally.

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          @deal junkie:
          It's the thought that counts…

        • +3 votes

          @ATangk: No it's fair wages that count. A sandwich isn't going to change shit.

        • +6 votes

          @Telios: After that bit in Four Corners where the employee hadn't eaten for days and asked if he could have the expired sandwiches… I guess they do change something if just for one person, as incredibly depressing as that part of the story was.

          (I do get what you're saying though)

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          @deal junkie:

          and yet - half the sandwiches sold again for staff with half again sold for staff again ho well you get the maths

      • +1 vote

        That is just speculation. Hopefully some store owners names will appear in the news. One already has. Fair work Australia went through the place a couple of years ago too.

    • +1 vote

      And that, sir, is the wrong attitude. "She'll be right" is not acceptable in many cases.

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        It wasn't my intention to undermine the significance of the 7-11 pay issue.

        I was simply commenting on the deal for what it is - $2 sandwiches.

        I believe that if people are feeling passionate about this issue as they seem to be, that perhaps a forum post should be created to facilitate that discussion.

  • +15 votes

    I am working in 7-11 and yes i am under paid. But my boss is nice and i understand his difficulty because 7-eleven this corporation is evil and it takes 57% of the profit. the rest part needs to pay employees and pay bank loan, pay the goods damage or lost cost, pay the coffee cups and normal supplies and of course he has to feed his family as well.
    Now this corporation wants to move the sight from itself to the franchisees . As I known, some stores in bad location with few customers can not survive under this profit cuts and pay full fare to employees.
    If you want to do something guys. Please let the media focus on the profit cut.

    • +2 votes

      Surely wages don't count as profit… Shouldn't that be after wages and stuff are paid?

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        wage comes from store profit. that is the 7-11 rule

        • +8 votes

          I think you mean wage comes from franchisees share of the profit. Head office (corporate) don't pay a dime towards wages. They take their 57% and run off to their McMansions.

        • +1 vote

          Franchisee has full opportunity to have contract reviewed by legal types. Most probably enter thinking its a get rich quick scheme.

    • +10 votes

      Except they are breaking labour laws. You can't encourage breaking the law because someone is nice. Opps! Shot the guy as he is not nice, but the shooter is nice so the shooter shouldn't be convicted. Doesn't make sense. Nice people can bend the rules? Just like that?

      • +5 votes

        But wry1989 doesn't want to lose his job, so his only options are to either keep quiet and work a underpaid job, or make a report to the authorities, lose the job and go broke (and might not actually get any results, because the authorities are too busy to give a damn).

      • +1 vote

        Who shot the bullet though. I realised after reading the article below that franchises are victims too. I am an Accountant by profession so the numbers mentioned look horrifying to me. Still there are victims who get trapped in this mess.

        http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/7eleven-a...

      • +6 votes

        This job is not too heavy comparing to Mcdonald's or KFC or Cafe.You get legal wage (or not?) from these places but they are crazy busy and you will have no time to rest during shift. For me, I can sit down and do my own stuff, watch movies, write my paper…. So it is not too bad. And my boss sometimes gives us bonus and stands treat on meals. He is a kind of friend and a nice person.
        Of course, I would like to get a proper job after graduation. But I have to get my PR first.

        • +11 votes

          You're being exploited. You don't realise it.

          Our forefathers and every second Aussies grand father fought for a fair go, for equality. Your boss may be all smiles, but he is breaking the law and everything this country stands for. He should be locked up.

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          @sickllama:
          I am sure he realized it. the average overseas student will find it very hard to support themselves if they are allowed to work only 20 hrs/week. So they'll find whatever low paying jobs they can get to earn more.

          Who knows, if 7-11 were paying below the rate, chances are they probably also falsify the amount of hours worked by employees, putting 20 hrs/week instead of 40-50 hrs/week

        • -4 votes

          @sickllama:

          Er, I don't think he is being exploited if he's getting low wages for watching movies and doing his studies. It's wry1989 who is the crook if he's doing his own stuff in work time. If there are no customers in the shop then pick up a broom or mop and clean the joint up! I don't like his chances of keeping a job with that work ethic.

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          @sickllama: I understand your idea. Law is law, but the truth is in such an economic environment it is hard for small business to pay $20/hr, especially like cafe, restaurant or convenience store. You can do a research about restaurant, they are in a much worse situation
          For 7-eleven, if the corporation drops the profit share to 50% or even 52%, my boss would like to give me more than $20 per hour.

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          @juventino: Actually not all students want to earn so much money. My parents pay for my Uni fee. I just work around 20hr/week to make some allowance and this job offers a chance to improve my English. Actually i am very glad they drop my working time. for me, $400/wk is more than enough. I don't want to waste my life as a salesman.

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