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Am I wrong? [Oct. 26th, 2004|02:20 pm]
Mike
Well, today at work they announced that the grief counselor would be in for most of the day again. And that the shrine in the conference room will remain up until after the memorial service on Saturday.
So I am blessed today, again, with funeral music being piped into the hallway from the conference room.
I countnt take it anymore, so at lunch time, I headed home and found a box of old CDs of mine. I closed my office door and am now having a flashback music sorta day. The Doors, BTO, and the Eagles. When I get home tonight, I have to think of a music theme for tomorrow. But at least I am not listening to the same music over and over again that is resonating from the conference room. One CD put on continuous play.
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[User Picture]From: guysterrules
2004-10-26 08:01 pm (UTC)
Grieving, showing appreciation for someone's life, and letting people express those feelings seem far more important to me than, say, Smoketoberfest. But that's just me.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2004-10-26 11:58 pm (UTC)
I dont disagree with you. People should be allowed to express their feelings. It was a tragic accident that killed her. Having a journal that people can write down their memories of Shoshanna was a great idea. The living plant in the sales area in remembrance of her is also a great idea. I understand the need for grief counselors. I'm not saying that the company should not have done any of that.
But when the company only gives us one day off work to attend the funeral of a non-immediate family member and only three days for an immediate family member, this makes things seem like they are going overboard for it.
I was not provided a grief counselor when my grandmother passed away. I wasnt given one when my grandfather passed away. I was given 3 days to attend the funeral and deal with my grief and then it was back to work. Why should this be different? Heck, high schools only provide grief counselors for a few days, not 7days plus.

As far as Smoketoberfest, I didnt attend except for the bar night last Saturday. I did volunteer to work for someone if they needed the day off, since she passed away on last Wednesday. I also went to the funeral home after work tonight to pay my respects to her family and loved ones. I have volunteered to work this Saturday for anyone who wants to attend her memorial service. If noone takes me up on it, I will be at the memorial service as well.
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[User Picture]From: bearwad
2004-10-27 04:07 am (UTC)
i agree with ya. started to write my feelings about corporations making a display of sensitivity, quickly turned into a rant so i am walkin' away.
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