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Grief Counseling (and Lack Thereof) [Sep. 7th, 2016|10:54 pm]
When I got to work today I found out that our division director (my great-grandboss) died suddenly and unexpectedly last night.

Which is sad, though less so for me than for those who worked more closely with him; I liked him and I thought he was a good guy, but our paths did not cross frequently. For me, it's mostly an unsettling sudden change. I keep thinking "Wait, really? He's just gone? That doesn't seem right."

The organization has made grief counselors available, which is good. They have also scheduled group grief counseling sessions for those who are interested.

Words cannot express my abject horror at this prospect. Which is a little surprising, given that I like my colleagues and care about them quite a bit, but just... sorry, thank you, but no. The very thought makes my stomach churn.

I'm glad it's an option for those who might want it, but I'm also very thankful that it's purely voluntary.

[User Picture]From: kybearfuzz
2016-09-08 12:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss. It sounds like you really liked the guy and sudden changes can bring forth a lot of concerns.

And yeah, group counseling just invites some uncomfortable moments, learning things about your co-workers you'd rather not know.
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