Post # 1
Had my first shift as office manger today in a very high pressure work environment and first word this morning was of 2 out of 5 staff calling in sick. The next call came in at 10 am that my desk buddy/jockey had suffered a major heart attack late last night and didnt make it.
Safe to say Im absolutely gutted! We had to keep the office open and customers flooded in and out all day whilst we tried to operate in a semi fashion.
He worked in government in a very high pressure position for over 35 years and has been trying to get a voluntary redundancy for the past year so he could retire but never made it. He was 55.
Im so bitter with my employer and so very upset to lose a very very good friend of 8 years that I can barely comprehend it.
Needed somewhere to vent as I dont have the freedom to facebook a decent rant with where I work
Post # 3
I am so sorry for your loss!
I understand how you can be bitter with your employer. Try to think of the good times you had with your friend/colleague instead of stressing more about your already high stress job.
Keeping you in my thoughts!
Post # 4
@melitabonita: Thankyou so much, its just feels very much enormous right now and I can’t believe he’s gone! One of the best blokes Ive ever known and such a caring husband who was also a carer for his his very unwell wife who’s also a very good friend.
Your right with the memories advice and Im sure to get the same when we have councellors in the office tomorrow (anything to keep it open…).
Im just so bitter and angry right now and the signs have been there for ages with the nature of the job and no support whatsoever until now when its clearly too late.
How do I keep going with this? I know its emotion speaking but right now I really feel like throwing in the towel.