Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Support Supportive Employers

Kimberly's godmother sent an email to me this morning regarding Sears and what they do for their Reservist and National Guard employees. I've checked it out at Snopes and it's true. But.. here's the plus to this... Snopes also gave a web site Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
where you can check out OTHER employers that go above and beyond for their Reservist and National Guard employees. You can check it out by state, so you can show some support to these companies.

Subject: 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 Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven't withdrawn from their commitment.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.


Emmi said...

uggg, I need to get my shopping started but I just don't wanna this year.

friedmsw said...

WTG, Sears!!!

Linda said...

Wow....Sears rocks!
We have looked for our new appliances there, and now I will make sure we buy at least a couple of them, if not all, there. Thanks for the info!

Pooh Hugs,
P.S.....I do go there for my baby gifts though because they carry Pooh :)