J.C Penney Employees: Everyone Knows You Watch A Lot of YouTube Videos at Work
9:30 am, February 26th | by Colette McIntyre
For the most part, it’s hard to determine how many of your coworkers are watching YouTube videos at a given time. (Well, that is unless your coworkers are watching Vin Diesel performing Rihanna’s “Stay” — that haunting video tends to provoke a pretty visceral reaction which is difficult to conceal). But according to Michael Kramer, a former Apple executive brought in by J.C Penney CEO Ron Johnson as chief operating officer, J.C Penney employees were logging some heavy duty hours on the video-sharing website. In just January of last year, the 4,800 workers at the headquarters in Plano, Texas, watched five million Youtube videos during work hours. If you do the math, that works out to about 50 videos per person per day. Almost 35 percent of the company’s bandwidth was used for streaming video, The Wall Street Journal reported. No wonder Kramer told the Journal that he “hated the J.C. Penney culture” and found it “pathetic.”
Frankly, I don’t see what the big deal is — it’s not like any of us are expecting that much from J.C Penney. J.C, as long as you continue to sell alarm clocks emblazoned with wacky monkeys and those black t-shirts that say angst-y, edgy things like “KEEP STARING, I MIGHT DO A TRICK” in Thriller font, I think you’ll be just fine.
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