I enjoyed working for JCP, the environment was friendly and the co-workers became like family. It was nice to have regular customers coming in asking for you by name. We had a great general manager that encouraged us to meet our goals. Typical work days varied according to season, from very busy to extremely slow. If there was any criticism, it would be that most jobs are part-time with few benefits unless you get into management; and the schedules vary from week to week. I moved cross country with the intent of transferring, but the cost of living is much higher and so I decided to find something that pays better.
Work schedule required a day of the weekend for all shifts. Taking time off was always a hassle. Workers hired into maintenance department always resented by senior employees or lack of knowledge led to a dangerous work environment.
There is a very friendly atmosphere throughout the store, Customers notice this and feel relaxed and thus enjoy their shopping experience instead of feeling rushed and not as willing to take their time to shop more than one department in the store,