In the real world my day job involves managing about 60 employees. This is one of the reasons I need to drive a T. Life in the slow lane has always afforded me the simple release I need to keep my sanity day to day. Today no amount of T driving could make up for a loss. On of my valued employees has been going through a battle with lung cancer. I went to see him this morning and I was about an hour to late. DAMN. He is in a better place but I am not.
Paul; I know the feeling. I'm only a young guy and live in a very agricultural area. yet in my high school class alone two of my classmates had cancer. We think it's due to the farm chemicals these farm families have been exposed to for decades. One pulled through. The other died just a few days after I saw him in the hospital after thanksgiving. He was 18 years old. It's tough, but things get better as time passes.
Paul - You have our sympathy. We can only guess what you're going through.
I, too, had to supervise several employees & had one get cancer and she died. She was a very nice person and we miss her.
What you're going through is now, and you probably can't get it out of your mind. In time, lots of time, the pain will ease. That doesn't make it any easier now though.
Please know that you and your employee are in our prayers.
I am sorry for your loss.
You are right the T can be a great stress reliever.
There are no words that can make you feel better at a time like this but looking at the T can help us appreciate the simple things of life in the slow lane.
I went to a friends funeral today...lung cancer in the one lung he had left.....
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow employee. I hope our condolences help through this tough time.
Paul, my condolences to you too. I too have had that sad experience with more than one employee, one being much younger than me. He had diabetes something terrible. The other one was a bit older guy who was desperate for work, I hired him to fill a position, and he was great. So appreciative, hard worker. He was one of our school custodians. One weekend we had a heavy snow, and I called him in to help out, this time at the Board Office, as he lived just a few blocks away. Run the snowblower. He was more than glad to, as he was bored being indoors. Never made it home, had a heart attack out on the sidewalk and died. Somehow I felt responsible, took me quite a while to get over it.
Matthew that's a shame about the loss of your classmates too. Waaaaay too young to be passing on, but we just never know what lies in store for us. We just have to keep our faith in God that He is indeed the one in charge of our destiny and that it is for a purpose. Sometimes though we just don't understand.