this may be a dupe on the site, but i know i havent seen it in this forum and hadnt heard it til tonight
my sister sent this email and she and i both verified it at snopes.com ourselves
Let's all shop at Sears!!!
You may have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its
reservist employees who are called up? 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
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
Pass it on
So I(Beth), decided to check it out before I sent it forward. I sent
the following email to the Sears Customer Service Department:
I received this email 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 store. 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
was cheaper at the other store.
Here is their answer to my email......................
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.
Sears Customer Care
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!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent policy for their reservists! I like Craftsman tools...good for tinkering with the Mustang. And sometimes I let hubby borrow them.
Thanks for the head's up, D-C.
Good to know.
FTR? I worked at Sears back in the day (my mom did too) and they held my job when I left for training and kept everything the same: bennies, tenure, etc. Good to know they are going above and beyond today.
Good to see one company doing the right thing. I had already decided to shop one Sears in particular here in Indy last Christmas season, because they had signs all over the store wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, the employees all said Merry Christmas and to me that meant alot. This story with the veterans just adds more reason.
Sweeeeet, I'm going to buy some more sears tools tomorrow just because of this! I'll let a mananger know why too.