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So in the lab that I work at we have an office area where the bosses are located and where we have meetings and stuff like that in, and it usually gets decorated for things like Halloween and Christmas. Buuuuuuut - occasionally we have an employee or two that makes some kind of religious stink about it bothering them or violating their rights, so there are years that we don't put anything up even though 98% of us all like the place decorated. So this year a few of the supervisors went to town on it and decorated the place with spider webs, floating ghosts, spiders, a few skeletons, and some Halloween wallpaper here and there; and now there is one person claiming that it's offensive to her and her religious beliefs but this time our head boss said to..........leave it all up. This girl has since said that she is going to file a complaint over at HR and will not go into our office area until it's all taken down, and so over the next day or so we will all find out what the verdict is from Corporate HR!
 

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You know what? Freedom of religion. That includes YOUR religion as well. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a doctrine fostered by a dillusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
 

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I'll post their decision whenever it comes down and I sure hope that it all stays up, because taking it down also violates our rights to want to have decorations up for Halloween.
 

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They've been basing it on wether or not it offends 1 or 2 people prior to this year, and we already have 1 a-hole trying to ruin it all this year.
The 1st amendment applies to the goverment - so unless you work for a government agency, your office can celebrate whatever they like. Put up voodoo stuff, a devil worshipping station, a kosher kitchen . . . The only thing it cannot do is discriminate based on religion - hiring, firing, raises, promotions . . . The response to I do not feel comfortable with Halloween decorations is, "please feel free to believe what you like and know we do not make personnel decisions based on religious beliefs of employees. The decorations are not intended to influence your beliefs, but are for fun and office moral, because most employees enjoy them."

The same goes for speech. Your office can forbid people from talking about politics, or the Knicks, or wearing Derek Jeter jerseys.
 

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Well after this certain person said they were offended and called it "satanic", and that she would refuse to come to that part of the building until it all came down..........the verdict is in. She can pickup her lab reports and anything else she needs down the hall until AFTER Halloween, and so the ruling is that everything STAYS up for the entire month of October! :smthumbup: :D :moon: :woohoo:
 

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Finally! Some COMMON SENSE!
 
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Why is everyone so wimpy and whiny anymore?They're decorations for fun! it's not like the office is going around dressed as the devil and praying to an upside down crucifix!!

EVERYONE is freaking offended these days!!! You can't even breathe without someone being offended by it! UGH!
 

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Geeze. The stick that some people get into their asses. Glad it worked out.
 

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Well after this certain person said they were offended and called it "satanic", and that she would refuse to come to that part of the building until it all came down..........the verdict is in. She can pickup her lab reports and anything else she needs down the hall until AFTER Halloween, and so the ruling is that everything STAYS up for the entire month of October! :smthumbup: :D :moon: :woohoo:
Great news! Yay!
 

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Satanic? Wow... yeah ok they should go do a bit of research on the history of fricken halloween before spouting out that nonsense.
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