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Sears Is An Exemplary Corporate Citizen
Email ^ | 1 December 2010 | Unknown

Posted on 12/01/2010 9:15:14 PM PST by Windflier

Subject: While you do Christmas shopping this year, think about Sears.

There may be more businesses that do this, but I do not know of them. They deserve our support.
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain.."

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 It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment.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

webcenter@sears.com

1-800-349-4358

Here's Sears’ website confirming:

http://www.searsholdings.com/communityrelations/hero/military.htm

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

It's been verified by Snopes.com at:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/sears.asp%C2%A0


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: supportourtroops; wot
I got this in email from a fellow Freeper and thought that it was such good example of American corporate patriotism, that I should pass it along to the forum.

I looked for a way to redact the portions of the email that encourage others to do business with Sears, but it would have undone the full impact of the message.

I have no connection to Sears, and will not benefit in any way if any of you choose to do some Christmas shopping there.

I did a search of articles on FR and didn't find anything on this story. I feel that Sears is exhibiting a high degree of patriotism and love for our troops, and for that, they deserve to be commended.

1 posted on 12/01/2010 9:15:17 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Great info, thanks, I will do my best to give them some business.


2 posted on 12/01/2010 9:20:54 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Windflier

Very cool and yes I will do some Christmas trade with Sears.


3 posted on 12/01/2010 9:24:17 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Windflier

I agree-I see it in action everytime I go to Sears-especially now when they are taking donations to support our heros seeing action right now. Best of all...Sears actually DOES IT! I shop there now for more things than just large appliances-that once every 10 years or so thingie-lol.b Hint: They have GREAT candles and picture frames.


4 posted on 12/01/2010 9:25:30 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Windflier

I hit the LandsEnd shop in Sears for kids shoes and basics.

Question: Does K-Mart participate in this as well?


5 posted on 12/01/2010 9:33:23 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Windflier

ping


6 posted on 12/01/2010 9:34:21 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: married21

Craftsman tools have never let me down. Time to buy more.


7 posted on 12/01/2010 9:36:29 PM PST by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Windflier

That is all fact and I am glad you reminded me of it. IIRC they have had that policy for quite some time and certainly it was noted after 9/11.

And Sears still warantees its non-electrical Craftsman tools for life. Bring the broken one in and walk out with a replacement (my dad did that for years — he was TOUGH on tools).

And I have an appliance service contract with Sears and they are every bit as responsive as they promise. I have gotten service in 1 or 2 days every time I have needed it.


8 posted on 12/01/2010 9:41:28 PM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: Windflier

Wilco. Going right after Christmas to buy some exercise equipment. Our bucks will help our son (as well as others)in Afghanistan (and Iraq).


9 posted on 12/01/2010 9:48:37 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Persevero

Although my family is darn near living under the church house steps, we’re going to do our best to make any Christmas purchases we can at Sears.

I want to support what they’re doing.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 10:05:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the info. Will see what I can do.


11 posted on 12/01/2010 10:10:01 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Windflier

I would really, really like if if 0bama’s middle name was “Craftsman”.

Because he’s broken and we need a “no questions asked” replacement.


12 posted on 12/01/2010 10:13:36 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Republic
I shop there now for more things than just large appliances-that once every 10 years or so thingie-

I haven't shopped in Sears in over a decade, but due to their upstanding service to our troops, I will now.

13 posted on 12/01/2010 10:14:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: married21
Does K-Mart participate in this as well?

Sorry, I haven't a clue. Check their corporate website. That'd be my best guess.

14 posted on 12/01/2010 10:15:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Good one! Be nice if we could just take him to the exchange desk, huh?


15 posted on 12/01/2010 10:17:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Sears will get my business from now on.


16 posted on 12/01/2010 10:46:02 PM PST by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Windflier

Truly. I was thinking today while listening to Levin who uses the term “torment” when referring to the current regime and what their actions are doing to us. And I really feel like that...like being in a cage and this admin is constantly poking us with sticks just to annoy us. It’s like 2 days cannot go by without some new harebrained idea being floated, and they all take away rights, constrict our opportunities, reduce our freedoms, narrow our options, and give more and more power to ever more faceless bureaucrats and anonymous, unknowable agencies. All leading to a drab, spirit-crushing 1974 Soviet type of society.


17 posted on 12/01/2010 10:54:23 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
...like being in a cage and this admin is constantly poking us with sticks just to annoy us. It’s like 2 days cannot go by without some new harebrained idea being floated, and they all take away rights, constrict our opportunities, reduce our freedoms, narrow our options, and give more and more power to ever more faceless bureaucrats and anonymous, unknowable agencies. All leading to a drab, spirit-crushing 1974 Soviet type of society.

Damn, but you've nailed it perfectly.

That very perception, on the part of millions of people, is what is propelling the Tea Party and the conservative revolution forward, and is precisely why the Democrats were slaughtered across the country on November 2nd.

Yet, despite the clearest communication delivered to a political party in nearly a century, the Democrats continue to push forward toward their Progressive Utopia.

At least at the national level, the Democrats are committing political suicide. Apparently, their destructive leftist agenda is more important to them than the very survival of their party. Two years from now, I expect for them to be a historically small minority in Congress.

We will also have a Republican president, and at that point, we can finally begin dismantling the gargantuan statist monster they've created.

18 posted on 12/01/2010 11:13:59 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

And Sears actually uses the word ‘Christmas’ in its advertising.


19 posted on 12/01/2010 11:55:34 PM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: Windflier

I honestly admire your optimism. I don’t share it, but that’s my natural tendency.

What we have here, is a race.

One side is the current regime; working assiduously to impoverish in the present tense and deplete in aspiration enough people so that a voting majority will beg the government for their salvation. On the other side are people who have never dreamed of asking the government for their viability. The finish line is November 2012. If the country as a whole goes the way of California it will be all over, signed, sealed and delivered. If not, the threat does not go away. Nor will the outlook be resolved unless the outcome is as you posit. I don’t underestimate the other side knowing very well how close they are. This is what they do: Push hard, back off, push again, back off. What I’m saying is that I don’t see the ‘10 election necessarily as a “trend”, only established with one data point. It could be the left’s signal that they have to shift their demolition into high gear. And frankly, the economy is in a state where it can be easily cratered. Especially if it’s to be wrecked on purpose.

Except for its people, the institutions of the US feel like a dying animal, utterly infected by corruption and cronyism in every sector, with every insider fighting for the last scraps of meat off the barely-alive but seriously wounded beast.

I claim no insight as to which side will win. Ordinarily, I would be in the “America always figures out a way to come back” camp, but maybe “this time it’s different”.

The bottom line, as far as I am concerned, is that the other side understands that there are enough people who can be made so miserable that they will beg the government for their very survival and will vote for those who promise to hand out that survival. It won’t matter how many promises have been proven to be lies at that point. Why would it; it’s already practically 100%! The folks in that position aren’t gonna be thinking about no Constitution thingy. They’ll want a story and the left will give them one, printed out on their food stamp booklets. We Conservatives may very well have won this last battle but I would suggest that the other side can muck things up lots more in the time they have remaining. And I absolutely believe this is their modus.

So, half full/half empty.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 12:37:01 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Windflier

I concur, great info, and thanks.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 1:31:59 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
What we have here, is a race. The finish line is November 2012. If the country as a whole goes the way of California it will be all over, signed, sealed and delivered.

What I’m saying is that I don’t see the ‘10 election necessarily as a “trend”, only established with one data point.

If you're only looking at the Republican gains in the US House, then I can somewhat understand your pessimism. However, the Republican tsunami of 2010 was much, much deeper than that. State legislatures and governorships all over the country, as well as countless lower level state and county offices flipped to the Republicans.

What the Democrats did to the country between 2007 and 2010 provoked a stronger push back from the people than our elected governments have seen in nearly a century. Fully one month after that historic wipe out, the Democrats have shown that their socialist agenda holds more power over them than the clear will of the people.

This is only going to provoke the people to greater anger, which will predictably result in a second Republican tsunami in 2012. And despite the fact that in January 2011, the Republicans will hold the majority in the House, the people won't forget who caused all of the pain and wreckage over the last three years. Their newly erected laws will live on, after the losers are out of office.

22 posted on 12/02/2010 10:26:08 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Believe me, I respect and admire your optimism!

“State legislatures and governorships all over the country, as well as countless lower level state and county offices flipped to the Republicans.”

Point well taken! As a CA resident...well, you know the story!

“What the Democrats did to the country between 2007 and 2010 provoked a stronger push back from the people than our elected governments have seen in nearly a century. Fully one month after that historic wipe out, the Democrats have shown that their socialist agenda holds more power over them than the clear will of the people.

This is only going to provoke the people to greater anger, which will predictably result in a second Republican tsunami in 2012.”

I appreciate that that’s your point. I just don’t quite buy it quite as much; and I don’t know if you could convince me. It’s all a question of where the economy sits in fall 2012, isn’t it? And nobody can predict that. And nobody can predict what it is the Dems plan to have or will have as selling points at that future juncture. Dems have lots of enduring mythology that you and I know is nonsense (Republicans are the party of big business, we are the party of change, etc; etc)

Pessimist that I tend to be: If things still suck, the Dems will have a salable point that GOP intransigence obstructed their grand plans and if not for them, things would be rosy. And that anyone not voting for the extension of UE benefits to 306 weeks is an evil s**thead. They have the ability to sell snake oil and fumes (and I will admit this ticket is getting pretty damn worn) but WE have to produce tangible results.

If things get better, Dems will still insist that America is great and can overcome the legacy of Geo Bush. Never mind that they have spent every day of the last 2 years denouncing and blaming GWB and renouncing anything having to do with traditional Americana.

What I, of admittedly limited vision and generally dourish outlook see, is that the influx of GOP’ers we just got isn’t going to be able to turn things around either in perception or in reality....unless you think that the Dems are just going to abandon their various platforms and retreat into inaction. I think that in general, it takes a lot less to wreck things than to improve them, and this is likely to be even more true since the rest of the world is also in recession and the exit from same isn’t likely to be robust.

To use a stock market analogy, IMO the election was more in the nature of a “short squeeze” and personally, I think the chances are better than even that the results are NOT predictive of a trend and may well not persist. I have to use my own most-hated expression: “We’ll see”.

But, I repeat myself. Nobody can predict the future!


23 posted on 12/02/2010 11:55:12 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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