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Old 12-12-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
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Sears and our troops..

Saw this on another forum, thought Id pass it on...


Subject: Shop at Sears (received from a friend)

I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice to shop. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted, and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty?By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there, so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.

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I decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at that store.
This is their answer to my e-mail:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears.The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.
Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn

Sears Customer Care

webcenter@sears.com

1-800-349-4358



Please pass this on to all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!



It's Verified ! By Snopes.com at:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/sears.asp (shows the entire article)
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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That is an incredible deed done by Sears. I think I may treat myself to a new Craftsman Torque Wrench for an early Christmas present and to help fund Sears and our Soldiers! Thanks for sharing that John!
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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That's really good to hear. I am going to get AT LEAST one gift at Sears. Thanks for passing it on.
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Its nice to see a company doing the right thing.
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From what employees have told me, Sears is a good place to work. And no question, you can't beat the guarantee on their Craftsman tools. Hmm, my son would probably like something from there ...

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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Just bought a screwdriver set there the other day
Now...what else can I buy??
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I saw that a while back and checked it out at Scopes. It most certainly is true! Thats a great company.
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