I don't like the wreaths, I don't like the ribbons, I don't like the snowflakes. Despite the wintery themes, this is still about Christmas. But I can't say anything - especially working part-time.
But when my own cubicle - which I see a mere two days each week, and which I share with two or three other employees - is adorned with pictures of Baby Jesus, Mother Mary, angels and wise men, I have to speak up.
I noticed there is a Hanukah motif in one cubicle, so I tried to pre-empt that weak argument.
My email, below.
I'm sorry to bother you with this, but I feel compelled to speak up.
At this time of year when most people are celebrating Christmas, it's worth remembering that not everyone does. Holiday decorations are always pleasant, but I think pictures depicting religious scenes are not appropriate for the workplace.
I don't think Christian employees would feel comfortable if Muslim or Jewish employees hung religious pictures or symbols. Likewise, those of us who are not Christian may feel uncomfortable seeing religious pictures in our secular workplace. I do. Hanging Chanukah decorations does not make things "even". I don't think any religious depictions are appropriate.
I wonder if you could ask employees to limit Christmas decorations to the non-religious variety. Naturally I would appreciate it if this note is kept confidential.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
Let's see what happens.