Monday, December 2, 2013

You Will Be Missed Too

A friend of mine showed me a hard copy of an inter-departmental Email that got sent around where he works announcing the death of a long time employee.
I am redacting the names as the message here is what I find immensely telling.

Dear employee,

On Thursday November 28th 2013, (enter dead guy's name here) passed away. (Dead guy) worked at (insert corporation here) for almost thirty years.

He will be missed.


(So and So)

General Manager

That's it.

Thirty fucking years the guy worked there and it was summed up in one sentence.

No mention that he croaked on Thanksgiving day.

Also no mention that the poor bastard got diagnosed with cancer two months ago and worked until the day he was so sick he couldn't get out of bed.

No condolences to the family or anything like that.

Thirty fucking years.

"He will be missed"

This is what loyalty gets ya these days.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, my Aunt retired from teaching after 30+ years of service with over 6 months of accrued sick leave still intact. The district gave her 10 days of payment. She noted how many times she went to work sick because the kids needed her - she says now she should have taken every day off she could.

    Thirty years and that - that was a pretty pitiful mention alright.


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