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kierthos ([personal profile] kierthos) wrote2013-12-04 11:45 pm

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I posted this on FB yesterday, but I thought I'd put it up here as well....

In 'honor' of Bill O'Reilly once again taking up the gauntlet against the "War on Christmas", I have this to say. If you're shopping, and an employee of the store you're in tells you 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas', and it offends you...

Keep it the fuck to yourselves.

The odds are good, especially if it's a national chain, that the holiday greeting is dictated by corporate overlords, who honestly do not give two shits about any harassment their employees get over said greeting.

Yes, this does happen. I worked, for 12 years, for a national chain of copy centers. (The chain's current name rhymes with FedEx Koffice.) And yes, the holiday greeting (and oh so many other things) was mandated by corporate. We could get written up if we didn't use the correct greeting. Mind you, I worked third shift, so I ignored this, but that's not the point.

Don't ask to see their manager, don't write a nasty letter. Just let it go.

And Happy Holidays.