Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Due to the enormous amount of requests from individuals requesting our support, Sleepy’s is in the process of attempting to partner with the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to donate much-needed relief supplies to areas affected by the recent weather disasters.

If you are a person who has been affected by the recent inclement weather in the northeast and are requesting donations, we would ask that you contact these agencies to see what the best and most efficient way to get relief is. Their contact information is as follows:

American Red Cross: 1-800–HELP–NOW (1-800-495-7669), or visit their website at http://www.redcross.org/

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362), or visit their website at http://www.fema.gov/

Work For Sleepy’s!

I have exciting news coming straight from the Sleepy’s recruitment team!  We are having an Open House Event in our Sleepy’s Corporate Headquarters, in Hicksville, NY and we are specifically looking for Customer Service Representatives.

The Sleepy’s Open House Event will take place Wednesday August 31st, 2011 from 8AM until 7PM where you can apply in person for the position.  We are looking for candidates with outstanding personalities and a desire to succeed.  Having previous call center experience is a plus.  The Customer Service Representatives at Sleepy’s work in a state-of-the-art call center and the position has tremendous growth potential!

All applicants should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to interview on-site.  If you are unable to attend the event you can apply online at www.applyatsleepys.jobs or you can submit a copy of your resume to recruit@mattress.com.

I love working for Sleepy’s; it is such a friendly and positive work environment.  I encourage you to join our team in Corporate Headquarters.  Many employees at Sleepy’s share the same sentiments about working here.  If you have a personality that shines and stellar phone skills, come to our Open House Event as we look for new talent to join our team of Customer Service Representatives.

 

Sleepy’s Corporate Hadquarters

1000 South Oyster Bay Road

Hicksville, NY11801

 

 

Contributor: Emily Barrett

Recycling Your Mattress

We’re recycling everything these days – bottles, cans, phones, computers, even clothes. But mattresses? In most cases, old mattresses are left out for trash and end up in already-overflowing landfills (which is not green).

Here are some frequent questions on recycling an old mattress:
1. Do people really do that?
2. Reduce and reuse are usually not far behind the word recycle, but reducing… that doesn’t seem to work with mattresses and reusing? Ew, no thank you.
3. What’s there to recycle?

Let’s start with 1. Yes, a lot of people recycle their mattress. It’s just not as common as glass bottles or batteries because we only buy a new mattress every 10+ years, and most people are more focused on the new mattress coming in… than the old one going out.

2. Mattresses are necessary to good health, as they provide us with the support and comfort of a great night’s rest, so reducing the amount of mattresses we buy or replace is out of the question for now. But reusing, yes, and in so many ways. If you are replacing your mattress because a bigger, better one is coming to town, bring the old one to a local charity, nursing home or donate it to a center. Many local mattress companies will offer to pick-up the old one when they are delivering your new one, but call to make sure.

3. Mattresses are designed to last, but a well-oiled recycling factory can reuse 90% of the mattress; the cotton and cloth can be turned into clothes, the springs can either be reused or melted down, the foam gets recycled and the wood gets turned into chips. Mattresses however contain some materials and chemicals that are not quite eco friendly: formaldehyde, polyurethane, petroleum based materials, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and so on so attempting to break it down isn’t the smartest idea.

When considering recycling your mattress, you should contact your city or town first; they also might offer to pick it up and deliver it to your donation center.

For more information, check out these informative websites:
www.ecohaul.com
www.1800gotjunk.com
www.earth911.com.

Contributor: Cassandra Broadway