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 It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment.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