recently ordered a branch in Quincy, MA to remove a Christmas tree from their lobby. Worse, the employees paid for the tree themselves and decorated it together. [Removal of Christmas tree miffs employees at Quincy Bank
, By Jack Encarnacao, Patriot Ledger
, Dec 12, 2009]
My wife and I regularly patronize this particular branch and we saw the Christmas tree in person. It was a nice tree, and very unobtrusive, especially given that the bank`s lobby is enormous.
One of the branch employees, Marney Hagerty, felt scrooged over enough to go on the record:
â€?Itâ€™s almost like things are being chipped away one by one,â€? she said. â€?They donâ€™t want to say â€?Merry Christmas.â€™ Itâ€™s â€?Happy Holidays.â€™ You canâ€™t say that, and you canâ€™t say this. We just want to celebrate the season, thatâ€™s all.â€?
Citizens Bank has an aggressive andÂ typically inchoateÂ â€?diversity policy
.â€?Â Email their publicist Mike Jones and ask him why the celebration of diversity does not include the celebration of Christmas (Michael.D.Jones@citizensbank.com
Also, email Jack Encarnacao of The Patriot LedgerÂ (firstname.lastname@example.org) and congratulate him for writing the story.