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Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Hadn't Heard This

Via email:
Let's all shop at Sears!!!
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.
Here is the Snopes link.

6 comments:

Jean said...

Thanks for this, Dave... consider it passed on!

Anonymous said...

i will shop there and pass it on. i doubt wal mart would be as good to them

Mark said...

Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm impressed!!

Snog Dot said...

That's where I'll be doing my holiday shopping.

Anonymous said...

I'll be shopping at Sears from now on. Who cares about Walmart anyway, I went there to get winter gloves and they didn't have any, in fact the selection of many items I was in need of were slim to none.

Sears here I come.

Thanks for the post.