Did J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson dodge...

Did J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson dodge a layoff question or did he answer it?

There are 5 comments on the Dallas Morning News story from Feb 6, 2013, titled Did J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson dodge a layoff question or did he answer it?. In it, Dallas Morning News reports that:

Perhaps J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson left himself some wiggle room for future staff cuts in Plano.

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Hampton, VA

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Wow, what an answer, not. Sounds like if you do a great job for JCP the reward is to be fired?

Who the hell wants to:
A. Work for this guy
B. Work for JCP
C. Buy anything from a heartless entity that JCP has become.

One may smile and smile and still be a villain.

JCP doesn't sound like a sinking ship, it is a sinking ship.
It is a house of cards.
Was this thought out at all?

I don't even want to use their restroom.
some guy

Allen, TX

#2 Feb 8, 2013
Yep you are right.
Ron thinks selling old ladies clothes should be structured like an Apple store.
Well guess what, Apple hasn't been doing so well lately either...
NDallas

Allen, TX

#3 Feb 11, 2013
Just more lies from Ron and his cronies. Even the local Dallas TV stations are carrying the news about the ten percent layoffs coming this week. The only one that needs to be fired is Ron and all the high paid VP's they just hired!!
changeorperish

Plano, TX

#4 Feb 11, 2013
Wow, those sound like some sour grapes. When I'm let go, I will understand its part of a plan to save an important part of our history, not as some evil overlord punishing me for simply being alive.
Buy a clue

Hampton, VA

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Let's see, he was given 53 million up from, he flys in on a private jet to work for a very short week, staying in a $2,000 per night hotel, he has wholesaled fired people, he is running out of cash needs to cut cost, he didn't fire them last years because he didn't want that expense on last years books, he is bullying his vendors into adding fake MFSP, a practice they must then do for all their buyers, what is not to like? The man is a poster child for controlling people. As for Apple, there is a huge difference between being told what to do by a guy like Steve Jobs and doing your job vs coming up with something new on your own.

Apple stores worked for the following reasons, they produced, created, manufactored, their entire line, they didn't set a MFSP, they created a price, never discounted. They sold on-line only, they did tokenly allow places like Best Buy to sell them at the on-line price. Go to Best Buy and their staff pointed you to Micro$oft, been there done that.

So if Apple Stores were opened in outhouses they would have been successful. I don't even for a second believe there is a Genuis behind that bar, maybe a minimum paid employee who struggles to be able to buy the very products they push, just like the JCP Bar, you will find the same employees.

I honestly don't expect to see anyone over 30 working in a JCP. Well, that is, if I shopped there.

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