Are Taylor Convenience Stores about to "belly up" ?

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“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#1 Dec 15, 2011
For months now the Taylor "convenience" stores throughout the Panhandle of Texas have appeared to be struggling. Slowly but surely, one shot in the foot after another has brought them closer to the end.
First shot perhaps was; inferior brand of coffee, then food items out of date, shelves bare at times, missed orders, "missed shipments, not keeping popular items stocked like popular brands of cigarettes. Then Corporate seemed to hire every relative they had and finding them a supervisor position. One such relative is even waiting trial for murder in the beating death of his 4 year old son!
Weak excuses like, the truck didn't make it, empty shelves or fountain drinks out of stock..... no Coke this week... no money order machine, no phone card machines and the list goes on.
It is now reported by returning customers that fuel islands are "bagged off" with no explanation even to the local store managers it seems. They still do have ice and high sugar pastries!
It seems that if Taylor "Petroless" stores were going to sell that they would have something to sell.
Are they convinced high IQ and no common sense can make for a prospering business?
I for one am saddened for the many hundreds of employees that at Christmas time are worried about their jobs and Corporate has warned them of nothing! In Clarendon alone, about 15 people will be out of a job soon if improvements are not made quickly.
Will outdated, dusty items be shifted to high volume stores and only the "big stores" remain?
All this is only my opinion, but on a sadder note, I feel sorry for the clerks that have to continue saying, "sorry, no fuel, your cigarette brand is out and we don't have your fountain drink, but come back soon!"
Is it a sign of the times or stinkin' thinking and a lot of stupidity?
Faleshia

Amarillo, TX

#2 Dec 16, 2011
I have been telling everyone I know ...to not use Taylors ...just to make sure none of the profits are used to defend a child murderer....since the owner and the scum bag did share the same womb and word on the street was brother was footing the attorney bill...pathetic!

RIP <3 Chance <3

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#3 Dec 19, 2011
I fear for the many employees of Taylor Mart who have been working with the expectation of being paid and getting their vacations etc. In my opinion, the "store" is not operated by sound or honest enough economic principles to stay afloat, therefore leaving the employees with no pay check in their last week or weeks of labor.

There are so many dishonest things a corporation can do like; pretend the individual store inventory is off and "charge back" to the employees. A Bankrupt statis could lessen the chance workers would be paid or at least take a long time. I am of the opinion that all this will end in most of the employees being cheated out of their final check.

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#4 Dec 20, 2011
Ha, ha...... Shelves seeem pretty bare and little to no fuel at most stores is reported, but 'staff' and family of Taylor store have taken the time to confront me personally!:)
I was threatened with possibility of being banned from Taylor's and one relative of the "Owners" made the comment that my actions would probably get someone fired. What's more pathetic is anything I know is easily discovered from watching the loyal customers slowly quit purchasing items because what they have always bought are no longer available! How long will customers trade with a place that has no fuel or tobacco they want?
As I stated; It is my opinion, but Taylor "food mart" seems to be floundering and I am of the opinion that local staff will be "fleesed" out of their last check and this is especially sad for the employees during the holiday season.
I am a customer who has bought many, many gallons of fuel and lots of food items every year and I have spent hours cleaning up outside trash, but my patronage seems unwanted.
Jay

Wichita Falls, TX

#5 Dec 31, 2011
I work for Taylors and wud jus like to know wut the Hell iz happening??????

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#6 Jan 1, 2012
Jay wrote:
I work for Taylors and wud jus like to know wut the Hell iz happening??????
I think a lot of employees would like to know something; my opinion is there's a lot of fear of being unemployed if the place you work has no fuel and is low on items and shelves are not stocked. I am gussing there is no credit or money to buy fuel to sell. I haven't heard of any mass layoffs, but how does a company make their payroll if they have little to sell? There were quite a few disappointed travelers this holiday weekend I am thinking, since fuel was unavailabel at most Taylor stores. One Amarillo News Station reported that the company was in a "deal" to sell out. Perhaps this will be good news for customers and spark the local economy as well.
What the heck

United States

#7 Jan 1, 2012
Taylors you deserve no respect.You reap what you sew.Nasty business practices with no ethics or soul, hmmmm what does that tell you!

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#8 Jan 7, 2012
What the heck wrote:
Taylors you deserve no respect.You reap what you sew.Nasty business practices with no ethics or soul, hmmmm what does that tell you!
I see someone is judging our comments as clueless or as MEAN! I am guessing it is someone closely connected to the company and in my opinion, letting employees worry about if their "checks" may bounce is mean.
In my opinion, injury to a child, failure to report a child in danger is MEAN! Things like abortion or murder of an unborn child, seem to better fit the definition of mean.
And as for the store,leaving employees "in the dark" and to worry about their being paid seems mean to me!

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#9 Jan 7, 2012
LeliaLakeR wrote:
<quoted text>
I think a lot of employees would like to know something; my opinion is there's a lot of fear of being unemployed if the place you work has no fuel and is low on items and shelves are not stocked. I am gussing there is no credit or money to buy fuel to sell. I haven't heard of any mass layoffs, but how does a company make their payroll if they have little to sell? There were quite a few disappointed travelers this holiday weekend I am thinking, since fuel was unavailabel at most Taylor stores. One Amarillo News Station reported that the company was in a "deal" to sell out. Perhaps this will be good news for customers and spark the local economy as well.
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2012-01-0... (I do not read anything that seems "concrete" towards a quick sale.
Jay

Wichita Falls, TX

#10 Jan 8, 2012
I wish corporate office wud come out and say sum to us employed at Taylors our store is deserted and empty it seems like all were doin is taking care of a empty building.Has anyone heard Anything yet????????
What the heck

United States

#11 Jan 13, 2012
LeliaLakeR wrote:
<quoted text>
I see someone is judging our comments as clueless or as MEAN! I am guessing it is someone closely connected to the company and in my opinion, letting employees worry about if their "checks" may bounce is mean.
In my opinion, injury to a child, failure to report a child in danger is MEAN! Things like abortion or murder of an unborn child, seem to better fit the definition of mean.
And as for the store,leaving employees "in the dark" and to worry about their being paid seems mean to me!
We are not part of this company, just to clear the record.
Gisd

Groom, TX

#12 Jan 14, 2012
Things looking so much better this week
comedian

Van Nuys, CA

#13 Jan 14, 2012
read in amarillo paper that a big big big company bought out all the taylor stores. i think the name of the company is sepco or something resembling that.

“Apathy is the Dreaded Disease”

Since: Jun 07

Clarendon

#14 Jan 15, 2012
comedian wrote:
read in amarillo paper that a big big big company bought out all the taylor stores. i think the name of the company is sepco or something resembling that.
Cefco http://www.cefcostores.com/Community/Fikes-Wh...

Fuel is available in most stores and shelves are no longer bare! Also, it is my understanding that top management of the Taylors stores is removed.... even and especially the General Manager who in my opinion was responsible for their demise.

Transition seems smoother than I could imagine, so Cefco must be an "up and up" company.

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