QuikTrip: One of the best places to work 11 years in a row

TULSA - What is it about working at QuikTrip that makes it a destination workplace? 

For 11 years, Fortune has ranked the convenience store chain in the top 100 places to work, and when you walk into one of their locations, it doesn't seem like a surprise. 

PHOTOS: QuikTrip makes best place to work list

Why? The proverbial "service with a smile" is pumped out daily. Store Manager Steve Franklin chose to work for QuikTrip because he heard the company encourages growth and takes care of its employees. 

"My first week I saw they were the real deal," said Franklin.

This pursuit of happiness seems to rub off. Some customers told us they feel appreciated when they walk in the door. 

The majority of the rankings were based on what the employees had to say about trust, pride in work and camaraderie. 

From the looks of it, they got it in the bag. 

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Toxic workplaces linked to bad job performances

Not everyone's so happy-go-lucky at work. 

Syndicated author Linnda Durre, Ph.D., will visit Tulsa to discuss techniques on curing what she calls "toxic workplaces" during the next Tulsa Chapter of Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium luncheon.  

We all know these places. They are gossip, negativity or may have unmanageable managers. Durre says all these issues can take a toll on job performance. 

Durre's luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel downtown, 616 W. Seventh St. The cost is $35, and a registration by Monday, Jan. 21 is required. 

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