If you are part time it is probably best to find another job along with JC Penney because part timers typically do not receive more than 15 hours a week. The management there was horrible. The managers always thought of themselves as better than the employees and it was often a "us versus them" kind of atmosphere. The day also moves pretty slowly during the weekday away from any major shopping holiday, however that is somewhat normal for any store. The hardest part of the job was the constant standing sometimes for 8-10 hours straight with just a 15 minute break and a lunch (where you couldn't walk out to the mall). Through all that, though, you are liable to meet some pretty interesting employees there and usually that is enough to get through the day.