Skip to comments.Sears Does Right By Reservists
Posted on 06/08/2006 11:34:03 AM PDT by ritewingwarrior
> I assume you 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 contribution. > > > > 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 well deserves. > > > > Pass it on. > > > > So I 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..................... > > > > > > 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 > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > 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 Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!!!!!!!!!
Makes me want to shop at Sears.
If this is true, I'm glad I bought my new lawnmower at Sears Hardware (nice mower, BTW).
Sears is indeed one of the good guys. Thanks!
Sent them an e-mail...I'm a good Sears customer, anyway.
Thanks for posting this.
(Std. disclaimers apply, e.g. I am not affiliated in any way with any company, product or service mentioned above.)
Look at the list linked to by Snopes. For some reason people say Apple Computer is anti-military, but they're listed as a company that also goes beyond what's required. It's interesting to see most of the big tech companies there.
That Northrop, Lockheed and EDS do it is understandable, since they are staffed with quite a few former servicemembers working on contracts for the military.
I just bought a new lawn tractor at Sears, and I made sure they knew this was one of the reasons I bought it from them.
Qwest Communications does the same for their military employees.
Reason I bought an appliance there recently.
Sears was not so kind to my wife and I when I was deployed. They refused to lower our interest rate to the legally required 6% under the SSCRA. They told us that my wife was the primary card holder so the SSCRA didn't apply to our situation.
Unfortunately, Sears may have been right legally. But yes, it would have been nice if the company had been more accommodating. Did you or your wife talk to a customer service rep, or did either of you try for someone higher up?
Good for them. Sears will get some business from me in the very near future.
reminder - shop at Sears.
Just bought a snow-blower there, because of their excellent return policy, warrenty, etc...and because they have made the extra effort for our military people.
I also finally walked into a Wal-Mart, and bought some stuff, just because it will enrage Nancy Pilosi and John Edwards.
Gosh bitt, you just FINALLY went to Walmart? I can spend a couple of hours browsing in Walmart, lol.
They were the only store in town that had an outdoor Nativity scene last year when I was looking for one!
Makes me feel kindly towards the airline. Also noticed that Southwest pilots now are wearing red, white, and blue patriotic neckties. Nice touch.
Deer and frogs and Yorkies in the manger bump