I just got a note from a friend pointing me to this Snopes.com page confirming that Sears treats their military reservist employees very well.

Sears is indeed one of the employers who take additional steps to show support for employees involved in serving their country (either in the Reservers or the National Guard) by guaranteeing the continuance of their civilian pay (for up to 60 months) and allowing continued participation in life insurance, medical and dental programs. Many other companies, large and small, do the same for their workers, but as one of the nation's oldest and largest employers, Sears (acquired in 2005 by Kmart) gets the publicity for setting a prominent example.

Maybe this will influence where you decide to shop this Christmas season.

(HT: Chris.)

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