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Sears Does Right By Reservists
Ritewingwarrior | June 8, 2006 | Ritewingwarrior

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 > > webcenter@sears.com > > 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!!!!!!!!!!!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: iraq; reservists; sears; service; soldiers
Got this email from my mom and thought it was great news to share with anyone who might be interested. I'm not a stock holder in Sears or have any affiliation for the good press.
1 posted on 06/08/2006 11:34:07 AM PDT by ritewingwarrior
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To: ritewingwarrior

Makes me want to shop at Sears.


2 posted on 06/08/2006 11:36:52 AM PDT by Red6
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To: ritewingwarrior

If this is true, I'm glad I bought my new lawnmower at Sears Hardware (nice mower, BTW).


3 posted on 06/08/2006 11:37:46 AM PDT by dirtboy (When Bush is on the same side as Ted the Swimmer on an issue, you know he's up to no good...)
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To: ritewingwarrior
According to Snopes, this story is true.
4 posted on 06/08/2006 11:41:58 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: ritewingwarrior

Sears is indeed one of the good guys. Thanks!


5 posted on 06/08/2006 11:42:59 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ritewingwarrior
Pass the word...shop at Sears and like-minded Corporations.
6 posted on 06/08/2006 11:45:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: ritewingwarrior

Sent them an e-mail...I'm a good Sears customer, anyway.


7 posted on 06/08/2006 11:46:42 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: ritewingwarrior
Happy to report I nearly always go to Sears for major appliances and other big-ticket items. That's mainly because it says "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back" above the door. Having worked there in the past, I know what that guarantee means.

Thanks for posting this.



(Std. disclaimers apply, e.g. I am not affiliated in any way with any company, product or service mentioned above.)

8 posted on 06/08/2006 11:53:44 AM PDT by newgeezer (Repeal all Amendments after XV. Yes, ALL of them. Yes, I mean that one, too.)
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To: MarineBrat

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.


9 posted on 06/08/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: ritewingwarrior

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.


10 posted on 06/08/2006 12:03:38 PM PDT by anoldafvet (The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: ritewingwarrior

Qwest Communications does the same for their military employees.


11 posted on 06/08/2006 12:17:47 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!)
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To: ritewingwarrior

Reason I bought an appliance there recently.


12 posted on 06/08/2006 12:46:02 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 06/08/2006 12:47:56 PM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: MikeWUSAF

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?


14 posted on 06/08/2006 12:52:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ritewingwarrior
<>I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution.
I had heard this two years ago. I also checked it out and found it to be true.
I stopped doing business with Sears back in 1972 and have not darkened their door since.... Until I heard this. we now shop Sears almost first to see it they have the product we are looking for.
I think the greatest thing ab out it is that they don't do it for the publicity (I've never heard them toot their own horn about it). They seem to be doing it because that is how the owners REALLY feel.

Cordially,
GE
15 posted on 06/08/2006 1:37:20 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: ritewingwarrior

Good for them. Sears will get some business from me in the very near future.


16 posted on 06/08/2006 6:16:43 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; The Spirit Of Allegiance; JLO; ...

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.


17 posted on 11/28/2006 6:20:15 PM PST by bitt ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.")
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To: devolve; bitt; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

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!


18 posted on 11/28/2006 6:24:58 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: ritewingwarrior
Related: Flew Southwest Airlines today. Last message from the flight attendant: "Thank you for flying Southwest. And God Bless the United States, and God Bless our men and women in the military!" Applause followed.

Makes me feel kindly towards the airline. Also noticed that Southwest pilots now are wearing red, white, and blue patriotic neckties. Nice touch.

19 posted on 11/28/2006 6:25:04 PM PST by quark
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To: potlatch


Nativity bump

Deer and frogs and Yorkies in the manger bump


20 posted on 11/28/2006 6:47:44 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

I have a cute photo of dogs dressed for a Manger scene. You have probably seen it before, it's titled "Fleas Navidad"!

Somewhat irreverent so I haven't ever posted it.


21 posted on 11/28/2006 6:51:28 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Post it somewhere

Sounds cute


22 posted on 11/28/2006 7:15:01 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

I'll go find it and upload.


23 posted on 11/28/2006 7:16:56 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; bitt; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000
For all the stores that celebrate Christmas - the Manger Scene

For all the stores that do not - the FLEAS!


24 posted on 11/28/2006 7:23:12 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Rakkasan1
Qwest Communications does the same for their military employees.

So does EDS.

25 posted on 11/28/2006 7:25:04 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: potlatch


LOL!

Patient dogs!

The big dog could be Tex's fault!

Tex got around


26 posted on 11/28/2006 7:35:14 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

[Tex got around]

Probably followed his master, snicker.

Hard to get dog photos, probably took many shots to get it just right.


27 posted on 11/28/2006 7:39:44 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Non-Sequitur

And Verizon, too.


28 posted on 11/28/2006 7:44:46 PM PST by SWake
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To: ritewingwarrior

I am pretty sure that Sears also uses the word Christmas. At least they did last year.


29 posted on 11/28/2006 7:51:52 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: bitt

Thanks, bitt!
Sears is an excellent company!


"I also finally walked into a Wal-Mart, and bought some stuff, just because it will enrage Nancy Pilosi and John Edwards."


The closest one to me is 40 miles away. ;o(


30 posted on 11/28/2006 8:36:17 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: potlatch

LOLOL!

VERY clever, potlatch!


31 posted on 11/28/2006 8:37:11 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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Thanks DC. I always hesitated to post that but devolve said 'go ahead' so I devised a good reason for it, lol.


32 posted on 11/28/2006 8:39:54 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch

You should post it every Christmas!

It's GREAT!


33 posted on 11/28/2006 8:41:44 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: potlatch

Cute post! Who's Tex?


34 posted on 11/28/2006 9:07:31 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: potlatch

Cute post! Who's Tex?


35 posted on 11/28/2006 9:07:31 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ritewingwarrior

Good for Sears. I am glad to hear they are doing good things for our veterans. It's so nice to finally see a story that's not about some corporation behaving badly. Kudos to Sears.


36 posted on 11/28/2006 9:14:45 PM PST by mysterio
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 11/28/2006 10:14:15 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: potlatch
I can spend a couple of hours browsing in Walmart, lol.

I can spend a couply of hours trying to find a parking spot, and then walking the 732 miles from Bum F**K Egypt to the front doors! Man, when ever I go to the Walmart, the place is always packed.

Mark

38 posted on 11/28/2006 10:26:07 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: devolve; MarkL

Yes, it's packed here too but you must be in a larger city. At least you get your exercise, lol.


39 posted on 11/28/2006 10:28:49 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: ntnychik; potlatch


My hound dog



40 posted on 11/28/2006 10:37:28 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

Ya, I had replied to ntnychik in freepmail about Tex.


41 posted on 11/28/2006 10:39:16 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Tex

The chainbreaker!


42 posted on 11/28/2006 10:43:43 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

Lol, he must have been strong!!

My "Tex" wants outside again - right now!!


43 posted on 11/28/2006 10:45:03 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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