Post # 1
I work for a very small family owned company (as in, I’m the only full time employee). I’ve been here since June and really like my job. My coworkers and the family that owns the business are great. Unfortunately my boss (the husband) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January. The wife called me this morning when I got here to inform me he had passed away last night. My heart is just breaking for them.
I have been making sure that the company keeps running smoothly while they have been dealing with his diagnosis and his illness. But, besides ensuring that business continues as usual, what else can I do to make this easier on them? I have (thankfully) only known a few people that have passed away in my life. I just want to make sure I do everything I can for the family during this horrible time for them.
Post # 3
@kswiftbride: I’m so sorry to hear that 🙁 Other than being a great employee and keeping things going, maybe stopping in with a meal?
Post # 4
I’m sorry, that is so sad to hear. It’s wonderful that you are so caring and supportive of their family.
Post # 5
Oh man, that sucks. I used to work for a company much like yours, where I was the only full time employee and it was a husband and wife team who owned the company. Maybe you could make some food for her, send flowers?? I’m not really sure what is best in this situation, sorry ((HUGS))
Post # 6
I’d send a sympathy card and bring a meal that she can just heat and eat.
Post # 7
I’d get her a card and make her a meal. I’m sure she’d really appriciate it and will also appreciate not needing to worry about stuff at the business while getting through the next couple of weeks.
Post # 8
Thanks all! Any good ideas for something to make? I’m sure she’ll be up to her neck in lasagnas etc. so probably something different that’s still easy to heat and eat.
Post # 9
So sorry to hear about your boss! The card and meal are a great idea.
Yes, people will probably make her lots of lasagnas and chicken casseroles to heat up. A nice hearty soup is easy to heat and eat if you want to keep it simple. For something different, how about Mexican food like enchiladas or burritos? You could also make a Thai or Indian curry and rice for her to reheat.
If you’re good at cooking desserts, I might also consider making brownies or something along those lines.
I like to look at Pinterest for recipe ideas if you need more recipe inspiration.
Post # 10
Small portions of foods if she is alone. Quiche, shepards pie, chilli just to name a few.