(Closed) 'Christmas without christ' signs at work.

posted 6 years ago in Secular
  • poll: Is this inappropriate for the workplace?
    Yes, definitely. : (280 votes)
    77 %
    Perhaps a little. : (44 votes)
    12 %
    Not really. : (19 votes)
    5 %
    No. It's completely fine. : (23 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @Summer_Rose:  You said that you didn’t think non-Christians have a right to be offended when people say “merry christmas” instead of “happy holidays”, which is what I don’t agree with. I think we have every right, just like Christian’s would have a right to be offended if I said “happy hanukkah” instead of “happy holidays”. 

    Post # 49
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    You could always cover them with signs that say, “Put the X back in X-mas!” But, alas, that would surely offend.

    Seriously, though, unless the signs were put up by the employer, they are inappropriate and you should talk to HR. It is harassment. If the employer put them up, well, it might STILL be inappropriate, but you might have bigger issues if you tried to get them taken down (rather like private properties can put up a creche on their land). Private employers often push the line on what is appropriate as far as politics and religion go because they depend on employees being too afraid to challenge them.

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @ZebraPrintMe:  I’m Catholic and I don’t think signs like that in common space at the workplace are appropriate. If you have your own office or cubicle that you want to decorate with them, go right ahead. But in the breakroom or any other shared spaces? Nope! I’d ask a higher up to take them down or go to HR. 

    Post # 51
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    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yeah, that stuff needs to be taken down ASAP. Super rude, and super inappropriate. Definitely bring it up. 

    Post # 52
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    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MissSweetiepie:  I observe the original Pagan holiday in celebration of the winter solstice. It does not bother me a bit that the Church elected to steal the holiday from the Pagans and that Christians use it to celebrate the birth of Christ (even though he was not born 12/25).

    Post # 54
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    9092 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Unless you work in a church, it’s inappropriate.

    Post # 55
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This topic makes me wanna scream. It is one of, if not my BIGGEST pet peeves. We live in a world with MANY religions and MANY different beliefs. I will ALWAYS wish ANYONE a “Happy Holiday” if I don’t know them well enough to know for a FACT that they celebrate a specific holiday. It is incredibly inconsiderate to wish everyone you meet a Merry or Happy (enter YOUR holiday that YOU celebrate here) everyone needs to stop being on their high horse when it comes to this topic. It is RATHER obvious which holiday during November and December gets most attention, and yes,that is Christmas. That is because there are more Christians than any other religion in this country, so by those standards, others are out numbered. However that doesn’t mean it’s fair or appropriate to throw a hissy fit or hang posters in public places because others aren’t adhering to your opinion of what’s acceptable during the holiday you choose to celebrate.

    I was raised Jewish with a mother who also didn’t want my brothers and I to feel left out on Christmas so she gave us gifts every year, but we didn’t have a tree. I never had any Jewish friends, I’m marrying a catholic man in six months who I adore, and my birthday is on Christmas…(I wanted to give some of my background story, because I want to convey the fact that I really am unbiased, I just have strong opinions when it comes to this subject) it rears it’s ugly head every year, and EVERY year I feel the same way. So, on that note, Happy holidays to ALL 🙂

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have no problem in the world saying Happy Holidays. Nor am I offended by someone saying happy Hanukka, Happy Kwanzaa, or Merry Christmas to me. Celebrate whatever you celebrate. But I would be lying if I said it doesn’t rub me the wrong way when people put Xmas instead of Christmas. If people that don’t believe in God still want to celebrate Christmas that’s cool, but I don’t like that they’ve made it a point to take the Christ part out of it. Apparently im in the minority on that one, but it bugs me. 

    Post # 57
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    @ZebraPrintMe:  

    religion does not belong in a workplace unless you work in a church. I’m catholic and if I saw these at my work I would take them down. 

    Post # 58
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Inappropriate for the workplace for sure! That said, I don’t understand atheists or agnostics celebrating Christmas. It is the birth of Christ being celebrated so if you don’t believe in God why not have another holiday for giving presents or celebrating or whatever? I am not trying to be argumentative it just genuinely puzzles me.

    Post # 59
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    @mrspinesol:  

     

    “I think we have every right, just like Christian’s would have a right to be offended if I said “happy hanukkah” instead of “happy holidays”. “

     

    Oh we would?  lol if someone wants to wish me a happy Hanukkah I would just say thanks!  How is wishing someone a happy day (or days) offensive? 

     

    Post # 60
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    251 posts
    Helper bee

    Oops voted wrong. For whatever reason I read it to mean X-mas. I see that all the time and am not bugged by it. Then I actually read the post… I’ve never heard of this Christmas without Christ stuff, but I don’t feel it is appropriate for the workplace unless youre at a church or Christian school. 

    Post # 61
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @Orion:  Sometimes ya gotta live Mas!  Lol!  

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