When JCPenney let about 7000 middle management associates go. Curiously most were in their 50"s. I was one of them
I was a contractor with JCP for years. I applied for my position as a JCP employee when I was allowed to by company rules. I did not get my job. But, JCP hired two 22 year olds instead and I was taked with training them. One girl openly bragged how she slipped drugs into her old bosses coffee to give her diarrhea, and the other refused to do any of the physical labor required for the position. So for months I had to move boxes for her. I was over twice her age. JCP loves their young employees who dress like 25 year old school girls. But, you can JCP HQ is filled with older, un-promoted staff literally doing the heavy lifting. Immaturity is rewarded here.
JC Penney does not make allowances for age-related health conditions such as joint pain, inability to lift heavy loads, or difficulty in staying up as late as 11 PM.
JCP loves their young employees who dress like 25 year old school girls. But, you can JCP HQ is filled with older, un-promoted staff literally doing the heavy lifting. Immaturity is rewarded here.
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