I've worked at a sears store for five years. What many of you fail to understand is that all employees without a manager's position are actually decent people. Though, this depends on your region. The managers aren't bad either. They are just pressed by chicago.
The real problem is the upper level management. Sears intentionally went bankrupt and let kmart buy them since the two ceos were in contact. This was all to combat walmart's expansion. However, sears sticks to any one of its 3 strategies.. all of them screw customers and employees alike. We even had meetings on: How us employees who had our pay/benefits/retirement/commission cut by over half can fix the company for the management.
The problem is, we need competition for walmart. I agree that the ceos should get hit bigtime though.