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Sears - one more atta boy!
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Chuck, WA    Posted 05-27-2004 at 06:40:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Received this second or third hand and thought this was worth passing along.
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Subject: 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


Melanie    Posted 05-27-2004 at 12:42:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two things:
1. Because of my gullibility of the other day, I took this over to Snopes and verified that it was true (Link below). I ain't calling you a liar, Chuck, I'm just paranoid now. :)
2. At the bottom of the page at Snopes, there is a link you can click that will give a full list of all known corporations and entities that are doing the same type of thing. I found this enlightening and will be printing it out to show preferential shopping to these companies. :)


~Lenore    Posted 05-27-2004 at 13:12:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
:-)
Melanie, You know we were not calling you a liar on the amber alert.
Welcome to club Paranoia, all skeptics welcome.LOL
That snopes site is an excellent place to check on those things.
I checked this Sears one, too.


Melanie    Posted 05-27-2004 at 13:15:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nononono, I didn't mean I thought anybody called me a liar... I didn't figure being a big dummy could get me in (much) trouble (the first time).
Heh, heh.
:)


Hey!!    Posted 05-27-2004 at 13:21:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
We all know yer a college gurl and not quite right! LOL!!! :^)


Clipper: stirring the pot.....


Chas in Me    Posted 05-27-2004 at 08:28:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Chuck,
Thanks for the heads up. I will spend an extra dollar there soon.
Charles


Tinker    Posted 05-27-2004 at 06:48:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you , Its good to read something like this. I'll drive those extra 50 miles to shop at a Sears now.


JB    Posted 05-27-2004 at 08:33:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I checked that story out, recently, on Truth or Fiction, and found it was 100 percent true! Sears has surely got their heads screwed on straight about that!

Have had mostly positive experience with shopping at Sears, with one exception. Was with my daughter when she went to the carpet department and couldn't get anyone to wait on her, even though we could see clerks chatting in pairs in 2 adjoining departments. We finally went over and asked for help, and were told that the carpet folk had gone to lunch, and none of them knew a thing about carpet! Then they went back to chatting.

Needless to say, the daughter was mad as a wet hen, and went else where to buy carpet for 2 rooms. When we got home, she called the store manager, and sent follow-up letters. She got a letter of apology, which she read while standing on carpet installed by a Sears competitor. That particular Sears store is now vacant.


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