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Michael Ledeen

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November 1, 2011 - 8:27 pm

I received this email from a friend.  Sears really does support the troops, and we’re really going to support Sears.  I hope you do too.

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It’s amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn’t withdrawn from their commitment.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

What commitment you say?

How does Sears treat its employees who are serving in our military?
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 in active duty.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all employees who are serving.

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.

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 men and women can make. This is the “least” we can do for them. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears  Customer Care

webcenter@sears.com <http://us.mc1141.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=webcenter%40sears.com>
1-800-349-4358

 

No doubt there are other firms that are doing the same, and I’d like to hear about them.

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