I worked for JCPenney for 38 years. My positions included sales associate, office specialist, office manager, and stock room supervisor at the store level. I also spent a few years as a secretary/date entra operator for their Fresno District Office. Coworkers became my extended family. I married, raised children, and attended to sick loved ones while employed. All the while, JCPenney management fully supported me. They never complained about the time I took off to care for my now deceased husband. I, in turn, gave them my very best, including working from home and hospitals. I value my time there, but due to the recent changes in the company, would not return to work there. The former CEO brought about changes that have lowered the morale of the associates. Most have lost benefits, which used to be a major draw for the company.
Recognition for good performance.
Loss of benefits.