Sears

Folks, I think this is great that they would do this! I'm sure that there are other company's out there that do this too. Just thought I'd pass it along to our NG.
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 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 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 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 [ mailto: snipped-for-privacy@sears.com ] snipped-for-privacy@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
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Yes that's very good of Sears to do that. Now if they could just stop putting their name on inferior garage door openers.
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And charging twice what repairs should cost when fixing refrigerators and dish washers.
M.
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It is silly not to buy major purchases at Sears if they carry the item. They will match price and guarantee satisfaction. Ever try to get satisfaction as Best Buy?

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No, but the dealer down the block sure gives me great service. Same day delivery. Let me tell you about the time the freezer died . . . . . Would Sears give you a loaner? Within an hour?
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Sears near me would probably have a freezer out by the next day and with some dry ice that would be good enuf. But if you have a great small dealer near you, might as well use him. Most people shop at Best Buy and Walmart these days which is unfortunate in my opinion.

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Honestly! Politics with my Home Improvement! Pat
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My former company did that for me also on both occasions of being called up after 9/11. They also paid the difference between my pay at work and the basic pay. (then they laid me off on the following Veterans Day - reeks of irony)
But.. unless you are taking in more than about 18-20 bucks an hour at your regular job you are not taking a pay cut. Do not be fooled by what basic pay consists of. You get paid to maintain your house (pay rent) not to mention other benefits; separation pay if you are married, etc. All of these "extra" moneys are tax free also. I was making money and I was at a 18 an hour position at the time.
my .02 euro...
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Ace wrote:

[worn out story about Sears, military pay, etc.]
Why post this kind of stuff here? I wager you didn't do your own research, but are just passing on some drivel that arrived in your email. That makes you a spammer.
Want a more accurate story about "military friendly" employers - read this:
http://gijobs.net/index.php?option=content&task=view&id 2&Itemid=2
Sears doesn't make the top ten in terms of overall support of the military employee. No. 1 Brink's Richmond, VA
No. 2 Sprint Overland Park, KS
No. 3 General Electric Fairfield, CT
No. 4 The Home Depot Atlanta, GA
No. 5 W.W. Grainger Lake Forest, IL
No. 6 USAA San Antonio, TX
No. 7 Manpower Milwaukee, WI
No. 8 American Electric Power Columbus, OH
No. 9 Merrill Lynch New York, NY
No. 10 Schering-Plough
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