Sorry to hear all this sad news
seems crappy times all round at the moment
I have a few today:-
I go away for 2 days - on my return a lot of my friends have lost their jobs.
My company announced redundancies in my Division ( not me yet, thankfully) still makes everyone feel edgy at work. The worst part of my day was that I have a lady in her 50s working for me and she has done so for the past 5 years as a professional temp. When I say a lady, I mean a lady, really lovely woman ( princess Diana lovely). She came into my office today with a face as tho it had gone 10 rounds with Tyson. Black eyes, bruised cheeks. Cuts all up her arm and neck. I was completely horrified. She burst into tears, declared she found out her husband had cheated on her and he has also been beating her about for the last 20 years. She had no where to go, no family to speak too and came in to my office as she had to get out of the house as she was suicidal, she than ran off. After calling me on numerous occasions telling me she was going to top herself then dissappearing off the line. Sending me into huge panics about her welfare..then she calls me back again and tells me what she has in her house to do it. Cripes..what a stinking mess to deal with on a Monday! Poor woman litterally has no one. I got in contact with the woman's crisis centre and got them to contact her. She refused to see them as she couldn't face driving. I offered to pick her up and take her myself. She refused. Called me a hour later begging me to come round, Grabbed my coat and was about to go when she called and told me not to bother. Crisis centre keeps ringing me directly and asking if I can get her to them, explained she was having none of it. Crisis centre then ring the police and her GP to go and see her. I feel guilty as crap because she was obviously in a emotional mess and now because I contacted the crisis centre people will be prodding and poking her about. I think I did the right thing, but I feel like sh*t. To be brutally honest, its not as tho this lady and I are friends. Only in the work sense. Now I feel very obliged to see that she is ok and I am sat here worrying she will do something silly to herself and I perhaps could have done something different and stopped her....but the state she is in..I don't think I could. As you can see from my post....I am toing and froing with what if this and what if that. What boundaries should I have. I don't really want to get personally involved, but she is making it difficult not to be...I have enough crap to deal with in my own life right now, this is sending me over the edge
Because of all this, I hardly managed to do my actual job!
Lets just say I am mentally exhausted today. I have remained very neutral and proffessional today...Inside I would like to cave her husbands head in.
Plus I have a lovely lady who is the primary carer for her elderly mother who has alziemers and has been told today that her mother must go into a home. They live together and she burst into tears about being on her own. Really, my heart is breaking for people today. :\\\'(