Sears – An Exemplary Corporate Citizen

The American Woman Magazine* was provided with the following email, and would like to pass it along to America.

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 It’s amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn’t withdrawn from their commitment.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

Sears supports our militaryHow 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 on 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 this year. Be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement and 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



* The American Woman Magazine is an online publication that was begun and is maintained with the help of the Geauga News staff. Their mission is to offer authentic stories that encourage women to come as they are, so they can love and accept themselves, and live their lives more confidently.

Sandi Allison
Author: Sandi Allison

Sandi Allison has been a Licensed Social Worker for 25 years helping families in mental health and developmental services. She has been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 10 years. She has pursued her Master’s degree in Health and Safety in hopes to continue to apply a well rounded focus of social service work, education and health related influences in her work and writing. She sits on several local, regional and State council/advisory boards and is currently a program Director, private consultant, and educator.