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I got this e-mail and would like to share :mosh:
Sears - Christmas shopping this year.

I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice. It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment.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 for active duty.

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 at least once, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.

Pass it on.

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
[email protected]
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 A mericans, 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




















 

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Verizon, my former employer, did the same thing, and has had that policy for years, but extended it indefinitly since the War on Terror started (our CEO fought in Viet Nam...).

Kudos to such great corporate citizens!
 

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Nice to see that some employers still "get it", that they are not what they are without the support of their employees!! Huge Kudos to Sears!!
 

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Verizon, my former employer, did the same thing, and has had that policy for years, but extended it indefinitly since the War on Terror started (our CEO fought in Viet Nam...).

Kudos to such great corporate citizens!

Thanks for sharing this, I have been with Verizon since my first cell plan:patriot:
 

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I saw this the other day....just so you guys know...your Sears card is also good at any K-Mart store....

We did some Xmas shopping there after I read this email the other day....
 

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Thanks for sharing this, I have been with Verizon since my first cell plan:patriot:
Our CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, was a working class bum who worked his way up in the NY Company. He fought in Viet Nam, went to college nights, and responds personally to all emails sent him (I know this to be absolutely true).

Mr Seidenberg watched the twin towers fall, as his office windows looked on them (watch the videos, and you'll see our corporate HQ in some). We had 6 techs in the building 9/11, and lost all of them. The next day, Mr Seidenberg announced that Verizon was going from matching gifts, to 4X any donation made to the WTC funds. When we went to war, he extended the military leave for soldiers indefinitely. I have always had great respect for him, because of the things I learned about him, and some personal communications.
 

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Oh darn now I have to go buy some more tools!! Boo hoo and darn my luck. May even have to go to the Verizon store and buy a new case for my phone. Glad to hear there are companies out there that truely support our troops!!
 
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