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Thread: SEARS...well doneFinally a company with a sense of social responsibility

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    SEARS...well doneFinally a company with a sense of social responsibility

    Well i just recieved an email from a business friend in the USA. He is an ex Vietnam vet and we share the same values so he sends me stuff like this when it comes his way.

    Seems to me we should be considering making this a criteria in our purchases and putting a little money where the benefits count.

    I will put the whole email in here its simply easier if you read it yourself. BTW before i even thought about posting this i checked it out at Snopes myself just incase.


    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 It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment.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

    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!!!

    End Quote


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Snopes even says it true, so it must be.

    Good for Sears.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    I am very glad to hear it. I will give Sears another try.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    What impresses me is that they do it without boasting about it. I haven't been too happy with Sears lately after my dishwasher problem. Maybe I'll give them another chance.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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