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Is all this really necessary? [Oct. 25th, 2004|11:54 am]
Mike
So last week, one of the sales agents was killed in a car accident. I can understand people being upset, but this is turning into a daily ritual here at the office.

Last week, we had a grief counselor in Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Our HR Director worked over the weekend, in case, someone needed to talk.
This week, they have turned the small conference room (next door to my office) into a shrine for Shoshanna complete with funeral music. There are pictures of her on the wall and flowers on the tables.

I have been hit up this morning to contribute to flowers for her memorial service, to donate money in her name to MADD, and to cook food for her family.

They are now planning on purchasing a plaque with her picture on it and placing it on one of the walls of the center. They also want to purchase a living memorial plant to "remind us how precious life is, each and every day. It will teach us to grow and give, just like Shoshana did. It will flourish with our care."

There are also plans to have an all-day memorial service for her on what would have been her birthday next month.

To me, it seems like we are going overboard. Yes, she was an employee here and yes her death was a tragic accident. I understand the need for a grief counselor, but was he really needed 3 days? Do we really need to have the "shrine" set up in the conference room all week?
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From: ex_handinglo300
2004-10-25 06:11 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you. The shrine in the conference room is just plain tacky.
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From: brinah
2004-10-25 10:37 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. There is a fine line between showing respect, and Gouche`

Unfortunately, people seem to go for Gouche`

Like those hideous roadside memorials. They make me nuts!
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