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0018 Hopeful  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:44:06 AM(UTC)
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As a manager of quite a few people, I had heard that "Merry Christmas" was not inclusive and I shouldn't say it.

I know we have been down this road before, and as much as it annoys me to use Happy Holidays (I have started using Frohe Weinachten or God Jul! instead)I don't want an HR case or the BS involved.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, December 22, 2021 5:55:13 AM(UTC)
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You do know that entire trope is codswallop, right? That wishing anyone a Merry Christmas is just fine? That holding a governmentally paid for and employee required Christmas-only event is not? That spending government money on religious events is a non-starter and that requiring employees attend or be penalised is a wrong thing? But wishing someone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukah, a Festive Festivus with no implication that it is required for continued employment is not?

Of course you know this. As do all sensible people.
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Pocono Chuck on 12/22/2021(UTC), tic32003 on 12/22/2021(UTC), old fed on 12/22/2021(UTC), BackGdInvestigator on 12/31/2021(UTC)
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