Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year!
I once found myself under new management after my company was acquired by another firm. During this Holiday time of the year, I offered a Christmas message similar to what I have done during my entire life. Shockingly, I was directed to “not use the words Merry Christmas”. I was told to not even write those two words in emails. The reason being? To not offend or upset others who might not celebrate Christmas.
The irony of it all was that the directive was a direct assault on my rights and beliefs, and one that I found truly offensive (and yes, this was in the USA). So I gave them two alternate words – granted somewhat less festive ones, perhaps – and very publically continued wishing everyone a Merry Christmas via all forms of communication at my disposal.
That pretty much set the tone for my future there, but I did not realize at the time what a special and unique gift I was actually given. Namely, motivation to invoke change which morphed into an exit path and ultimately resulted in the establishment of Provectus and our exciting technology portfolio.
Please accept our best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for making our first full year a great success.
Onward and Upward