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sending greeting cards out this holiday season

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by rnd, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I don't care what or if my customers celebrate Christmas......I do!.....therefore they get Merry Christmas cards.........

    Its never been a problem.......and there is no law against oooffffeeeeeennnnddddiiinng anyone!

    I am so tired of this "I would be concerned about people who don't celebrate Christmas" crap......

  2. you have to remember, some people like to make more out of this than what it is.
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    The reason why we would do it is for the purpose of a good will gesture to our customers. Some of you might be out spreading the word and going door to door christmas caroling and professing your love for the lord but that isn't why we would do it.

    For me it's business and that's it. I would feel like it's a nice gesture if it was sent to me. I am not sure if some people would. Do I care what they think? You bet your a$$ I do. People spend a lot of money with us and I feel like if even 5-10 customers might look at it and have adverse feelings about it then I'm not going to do it. The people who would/could be offended by this have one thing in common with me and every customer I have....the same green money. I am in business to make money, it is a service industry, you have to keep customers happy. I could give two sh$ts about christmas myself, I always give out more than I receive and despite the old saying, it isn't better.

    That being said I may do the seasons greetings thing this year.
  4. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    I agree 110%.
    what next ????
    Can't fly your Countries Flag because it might offend your neighbour. :dizzy:

    Just an example: If I go to India I don't go into a restaurant demanding a BEEF Burger or go around Dubai drinking BEER its just common sense "When in Rome do as the Romans do".
    I'm just tired of having to bend over and take it up the @$$ by every frigging
    idiot that come's here from some god awful dessert country. If you don't like it where you are do something about it, but don't come here to where I am happily living and try to change the way I live.

    Once again sorry:eek: for the Rant but this just makes my blood boil. :angry:
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    This is all part of the wussification of this country. Would I care if I received a "Happy Hanukkah" card....no.......no and no.

    I see story after story about businesses that drop the PC crap and their business booms.............that is the route I take. If you are offended by something like a Christmas Card then I can live without your money and without you. You will not survive when it really counts....

    Oh I carry a concealed weapon as well...............does that offend you???
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,042

    Would you send someone a Happy Birthday card because it's YOUR birthday? LOL
  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    Just to be clear...nothing offends ME. I am not trying to change the world here, I am trying to make a living. I do what is in the best interest of the company. I think it's ridiculous that people give a sh$t about it, but I think some do. Happy hanakuh, festivus or anything else. I'm just not gonna send cards that I feel could be offensive.

    You guys want to change the world and don't care if you offend people that believe differently...honestly, good for you! I love it. I bend over backwards for our customers. All I really care about is doing quality work and the bottom line on my tax return...if that means holding back on "christmas" cards, then that's what I'll do. If you dont need the money...I'll take it. Can you ever have too much?
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    There are a lot of things more important than money.......

    I am not trying to change the world.....I just refuse to not be me
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  9. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 977

    I send Holiday cards to all my customers if I think a Christmas could in anyway possibly be offensive I send seasons greeting card.
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574


    I would if that was a typical practice in our society
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