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BREAKING: 7-Elevens nationwide to close on afternoon of Oct. 26

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BREAKING: 7-Elevens nationwide to close on afternoon of Oct. 26

 

If you live in Thailand, you know that one thing is certain. 7-Eleven never closes. On Oct. 26, that will change.

 

All 10,000 branches of the ubiquitous convenience store will close on that Thursday afternoon in order to mourn the death of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and observe the royal cremation, CP All announced this afternoon.

 

7-Eleven, which traditionally remains open 24/7 and never closes under any circumstance, will close their doors at 2:30pm on the 26th and reopen at midnight.

 

Full story: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/breaking-7-elevens-nationwide-to-close-on-afternoon-of-oct-26/

 

 
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Now I'm sure that from 02:30 pm to 00:00, people will surely manage to survive if the grocery joint in closed.

 

Perhaps they decided to close to let a largest scope possible of their employees, assist the royal funeral ?

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43 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

Now I'm sure that from 02:30 pm to 00:00, people will surely manage to survive if the grocery joint in closed.

 

Perhaps they decided to close to let a largest scope possible of their employees, assist the royal funeral ?

or implement some piece of tech, I was thinking. 

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3 minutes ago, Minnehaha said:

or implement some piece of tech, I was thinking. 

Why not take it for what it is. CP and millions of others showing due respect for the saddest day in Thailand?.

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2 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

Why not take it for what it is. CP and millions of others showing due respect for the saddest day in Thailand?.

because I dont think like you?

 

But I appreciate your suggestion and premise. I am already wearing black and listening to the lovely music on the BTS and in all malls etc. And will grieve the loss,  just as I did a year ago. and Sunday in the cinema watching the new anthem. 

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No doubt that the staff who would have been working this shift will not be getting paid during the closure.

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8 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

Why not take it for what it is. CP and millions of others showing due respect for the saddest day in Thailand?.

Because that doesn't tie in with the ethos of certain Thaigeezers- everything is a conspiracy! :stoner:

 

Its not as if we didn't expect the citizens of a country to want to pay their respects on a day that means an awful lot to them.

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Just now, Bantex said:

No doubt that the staff who would have been working this shift will not be getting paid during the closure.

Pretty sure which way your glass ends up!

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28 minutes ago, ratcatcher said:

Why not take it for what it is. CP and millions of others showing due respect for the saddest day in Thailand?.

I think you'll find that a year ago was the saddest day in Thailand. Know what you mean though.

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Why close at 2:30?

Why not just close for the day?

Are they opening for half a day to benefit their customers or is there a limit to how much trade they're willing to sacrifice in paying respects?

If they were closing to let the largest scope possible of their employees to assist with the royal funeral then wouldn't giving employees the whole day off make more sense?

In the respect v revenue stakes, it appears 7-11 has decided to fence sit and take a 50/50 position which is really a lose/lose position (revenue is lost AND the sincerity of the respect becomes questionable).

 

Shut up shop for the entire day thereby giving all employees the opportunity to participate in what will be a once in a generation event for the nation.... revenue be damned.

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Never close? I think the writer of the OP needs to think back to the coup when 7/11s closed for the curfew, with staff sleeping inside.

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25 minutes ago, pornprong said:

Why close at 2:30?

Why not just close for the day?

Are they opening for half a day to benefit their customers or is there a limit to how much trade they're willing to sacrifice in paying respects?

If they were closing to let the largest scope possible of their employees to assist with the royal funeral then wouldn't giving employees the whole day off make more sense?

In the respect v revenue stakes, it appears 7-11 has decided to fence sit and take a 50/50 position which is really a lose/lose position (revenue is lost AND the sincerity of the respect becomes questionable).

 

Shut up shop for the entire day thereby giving all employees the opportunity to participate in what will be a once in a generation event for the nation.... revenue be damned.

Or even better just don't close and carry on as normal.

 

Move along, nothing to see here.

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