Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It pains me to see and hear how some people feel threatened by marriage equality. My perspective is that religious convictions and civil rights can and do go together.
This is my short story I wish to share. Again, I am sorry some feel anguish through this ongoing conversation. I have deep respect for those who do not hold my enthusiasm for “marriage equality.”
It’s so refreshing to work in an environment where the fact of diversity is celebrated as a huge plus, not looked down at as an obstacle.
I’ve worked for two years at Macy’s. The feeling of equality is very empowering.
Our motto in part at this wonderful store is memorable customer service ... and so much more. Treating every customer “equally” who comes through our doors with a warm welcome, just like how we would wish to be, then engage and assisting them through their shopping adventure. When they leave it is important that we feel as associates, representatives of Macy’s that we followed through knowing the individual will return, not just because our store has great offerings, but because their experience was welcoming and the individual was recognized as truly important!
Walk through Macy’s and as you talk to associates, support staff and mingle with managers you’ll notice “we” are of all backgrounds. Diversity abounds and it is the hallmark of what makes this company great!
It is as American as our country strives to be. A multitude of cultural backgrounds; all colors, religions, married, single, students, gay and straight, younger types up through us more mature types, like me. We are family respecting our unique differences that together make us all Americans! Macy’s is kind of like a mini-United Nations, except we really get along.
I know that when marriage equality passes, and I am confident it will, Macy’s will welcome all these new couples into the bridal registry. Imagine how their friends and family will feel to be welcomed and included. I’m sure, really great.
Can’t wait to meet and make your day memorable.