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A first I could have done without - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
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A first I could have done without
Today was a first of its kind for me, and it is a first that I really could have done without experiencing this early in my career. Today I had the sad duty to clear the desk of one of my team members, going through it and emptying it of any personal effects. The desk belonged to somebody who passed away this Monday night, succumbing after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

I've had to empty out desks for a number of employees who left my team for bigger and better things; those were simply disheartening. This was far beyond disheartening, this was heart-breaking.

I've seen cancer take too many people in my time at $EMPLOYER. Bogie, Tina, Rick... and now another.

This has been a very trying, tiring week.

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scarybaldguy From: scarybaldguy Date: June 21st, 2013 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
*wince* I've had to do the desk-clearing myself when a direct report manages to get himself axed, but never for something like this. Sympathy.
From: neowolf2 Date: June 21st, 2013 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a guy at my office who's undergone treatment for pancreatic cancer. I'm amazed he's still working.
enveri From: enveri Date: June 21st, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh honey. I am so sorry. We can be around tonight if you need shoulders. *squeezes tight*
arphalia From: arphalia Date: June 22nd, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Wish I could give you a real hug. ;_;
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: June 23rd, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs you firmly* It must be a horrible experience to have to go through. I can't imagine. :/ Stay strong. Not unbreakable, just strong.

Edited at 2013-06-23 03:00 pm (UTC)
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