I have worked at JCP for nearly three years now. It is the same as any other corporation, with mandatory classes that emphasize diversity and sensitivity to “others” and has a zero tolerance policy for anyone who does not comply with their idea of tolerance.
Ellen Degeneres was chosen for two reasons. She is the most popular daytime personality on TV, hands down and those are the moms the company wants shopping regularly. And she used to work for the company when she was a teen.
To Ron Johnson, that is the perfect match.
I am not a fan, though it seems that Ellen has done some generous things over the years that make people see her as a good person. I am not impressed, it’s easy to do these things when you are famous and have companies willing to pony up goods and services for the free publicity. Like most “stars”, using their fame to get others to donate, without giving of their own wealth.
Those of us who are just the peons in the trenches at penney’s are skeptical about all the changes. Time will tell. We were not asked our opinions on anything and if the company suffers so do we.
I am seriously considering a move, but in Vegas, there are not a lot of jobs up for grabs right now, especially for those who have no specialized training or a college degree.
I don’t blame anyone for choosing not to shop there because of Ellen, it’s their right, but I need this job and walking away because of Ellen is not an option, until and unless another one that pays as well, and has the flexibility of schedule comes along.
Thank you for giving the perspective of someone that works there. Good luck to you.
Prayers for you.
We know that Satan often wraps his ugliness in pretty packaging, and makes things seem not as bad as they truly are. The secular humanist agenda that surrounds your workplace right now is evil. May St Michael, along with your own Holy Angel, protect you, and may Our Lady give you the strength & courage to be a good witness for her Son.