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I got this email from my sister and it's true..Sears is one heck of a company to extend very generous benefits to their military employees called up:

Sears - Christmas shopping has already started

I know I needed this reminder since Sears isn't always my first choice. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

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.

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
[email protected]
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!!!

It's Verified ! By Snopes.com at:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/sears..asp (shows the entire article)
 

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SEARS seems to have always been a big supporter of the Military.
Back in 67 I was returning from my 2d Vietnam tour, I had left my Truck at my Sisters house in L.A. I asked my Brother-in-Law to take the truck to SEARS to be serviced after sitting for a year...He did.
When the service manager at SEARS learned I was in the Marine Corps and comming home, Sears went through the entire truck serviced EVERYTHING at NO CHARGE.
I spend a lot of time in the SEARS Tool Dept.
 

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I would like to see Sears go back to the way it was. Sears brand products, a Sporting Goods Dept that was better than any Wally World, It was a store of stores. You could get ANYTHING at Sears. Sears is still a good store, but at one time it was THE store. I still like Sears...
 

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Saw on TV last night that because of the economy they are going back to the "Layaway Plan" for people who do not want to charge every thing on plastic.
 

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Me and my wife used to use the hell out of layaway. We paid weekly, and when we walked out, it was paid for in full. I loved it.
 

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Anybody know if this applies at K Mart since they are affiliated with Sears now? They sell Sears tools and auto products. We have a K Mart but not a Sears in ou town. Just curious.
 

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Yes, I believe it applies to K-Mart and Orchard Supply hardware, too. I'm still pissed at K-Mart for capitulating to that pig, Rosie O'Donnell, and stopping gun sales. I love Orchard Supply, though.
 
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