What do you expect from a company located in Missouri? It is advertising/marketing. The South is about as hard core Christian as the Middle East is hard core Muslim. I have lived and worked in the South. Oppressive is an understatement. That same company would say something appropriately different in India. Tailor the message.I was recently travelling for work and visited a facility operated by another company in rural Missouri. A poster in their lobby referred to their core company values being honesty, integrity and strong Christian principles. I can only imagine the reaction such a poster would get in Toronto (no one would dream of stepping on that landmine). And this is a $200 million facility owned by a subsidiary of a large S&P 500 company, so not a mom-and-pop outfit.
Same as us. No one tip toes around Christmas, but at the same time when the e-mails go out we also get well wishes for the other holidays as well. And I think that's the way it should be. If we all want to be truly inclusive and respective, that shouldn't mean an environment where we're all afraid to say anything other than "Happy Holidays" it should be if I say "Merry Christmas" to someone, they can shoot a "Happy Diwali" right back and we both go on our merry way.At my workplace, we celebrate (mention, at least--sometimes events) Diwali, Eid-al-Fitr, Yom Kippur, etc. We do sometimes refer to the December time frame as 'the holidays', but we don't shy away from mentioning the c-word. It's more just that there are other religious observances happening at the same time.
I'm an atheist, so I see all these more as cultural celebrations than having any more religious significance than Neptunalia.
While I would agree with this statement based on my CMF experience, but IRL I think some people are just trying too hard to be nice/to not offend anybody.Those who insist on the necessity of political correctness, do so because they know that without it their arguments will very quickly be overwhelmed by fact, logic and reason. Their only hope at winning a debate is to stifle and censor their opponent into oblivion.
Exactly my point; it 'shouldn't' be a big deal, but businesses like the one I work for make it that way. They choose to see harm where none exists.I'm pretty much on-board with everyone above, as in what's the big deal?
Yesterday after buying some groceries I threw a toonie into the pot for the work of the Salvation Army on the way out.
The volunteer said thankyou and merry christmas. As a single dude with no family of my own I personally find the whole christmas thing a tad depressing, but I took it in the spirit in which it was meant and wished him 'likewise'.
No big deal, who cares what we call it anyways, the whole thing was adapted patch-work style, by the ancient romans from much older solstice celebrations and rituals anyways, we'll continue forward just the same, political correctness or not
Let's not get angry at the symptoms and focus on the disease. Your employer doesn't do this just "because".it 'shouldn't' be a big deal, but businesses like the one I work for make it that way. They choose to see harm where none exists.
That is likely not going to happen simply because there is a well established negative correlation between education and conservatism. Not to suggest causation.... but... yes... that's why.Imo this is a direct result of liberalism running rampant in universities and now gen x and y are coming of age and the educated class(the public that earn the most make the rules)
I dare anyone to name a university that is conservative based in all of canada
This loosely relates to rise of feminism(just M.o)
at all costs even if not logic inclusion reigns supreme certainly against 'anti establishment"
In a nut shell coincides with the rise of women taking over men in the workplace
my 2 cents