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Friday, November 21, 2008

Sears: Doing the right thing gets my business!

I plan on doing all of my Christmas shopping and as much of my future shopping as possible at Sears. I am doing this even though I traditionally H.A.T.E. Sear's customer service, or should I say their customer non-service. Here's why I'm just gonna put on my big girl panties and deal with it.

Note: I have also checked this out on Snopes and with Sears. IT IS ACCURATE.


How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty?
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. I 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.


The supposed original sender of the email added this note:

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 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

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!!!

It's also verified by Snopes.com at:

Peace, Blessings, and HAPPY SHOPPING!


  1. What incredibly enlightened behaviour!

  2. I love that Sears does this makes me happy to spend my money in thier stores cause I know they take care of our Heros!

  3. Yay for Sears. They are sure doing the right thing! Thanks for letting us all know.


  4. Well, we have the famous coffee shop, the famous hamburger restaurant, the famous toys shop, but no Sears here. I imagine that kind of company is an exception, and deserve your attention, and your loyalty as customer.


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