JCPenneys. Not because I've ever had a problem with any of the stores I've visited, or the products I've bought, but because I've recently learned about how they treat their employees. A friend got a temporary job there and knew that it was just for 6 weeks. That's what the job description said and what the HR person said. She was expected to work off the clock, just to help her coworkers out but without pay. When she applied for unemployment, she was told that she couldn't get it because she quit and just stopped showing up for work.
Happily, she had saved a copy of the job posting and was able to show copies of her schedule to show that she didn't show up for work because she wasn't scheduled to work.
JCPenneys fought her over this for over 6 months.
Reminds me of an acquaitance and her job.
In France you have 'set time contract' and 'open contract', set time you have a start date and an end date, open you have a start date and continuous employement until retirement or licencing or quiting. Set time cannot be more that three years and connot be re-signed more than once (or twice? not sure), anyway, set time is more attractive to the employer because it cost them less (no benefit, stuff like that), open is more attractive to employee because well, you know you have a job and will (unless major screw up) still have it tomorow/in a month/in a year - it's a bit of a sacred graal...
But, and not too many people are aware of that, if you have a "set time contract", who says ends on friday the 10th, and they have you scheduled/tell you to come to work on monday the 12, without making you sign a new contract, you're officially on an open contract from that point on.
This acquaitance knew that, and had notified her work that her contract was about to end, were they going to have her sign a new one or what? they probably gave her the run around, making her wait and all that stuff. Monday 12 comes around, she's set to work, goes to work, sends them a letter basicaly telling them "hey, it's me, remember? now how about I come sign my new open
Job wasn't too happy about their screw up, gave her major heaping pile of rancid Twinkie Doo shift, doesn't matter, open contract and all the benefits for acquaintance.
Morale of the story, know about your country/state laws and regulations about your employment, only you have the best of interest in you.