And SEARS does wholeheartedly. I plan to go out of my way to shop there because they are supporting employees that are also military members.
How do they do it?
From Michael Ledeen, at PJ Tatler:
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It’s amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn’t withdrawn from their commitment.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?
How 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 in 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.
Be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the
company gets the positive reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.
Pass it on.
Buy something from Sears. Make sure you tell them why.
EDIT: Found another corporation that supports the troops: HOME DEPOT.
Serving Those Who Served Us All
Celebration of Service is a partnership between The Home Depot Foundation and The Mission Continues to work side-by-side with military veterans across the country. Together, we will complete more than 200 service projects between September 11 and Veterans Day (November 11) that will improve the homes and lives of veterans and their families.Projects will include work such as renovating and repairing homes of disabled veterans; improving Fisher House locations where loved ones stay while wounded veterans undergo treatment at VA and military hospitals; and landscaping apartments for formerly homeless veterans and their families.
And military members, Active and Vets, with proof...get discounts at their stores.
Hey, OCCUPY! Tell me again how corporations are the problem?
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