Perhaps this could have been handled better…
My father recently passed. My mom and I had just landed in New York on May 7. In baggage claim we learned the news and immediately flew back home. I was out of the office for a week due to the funeral. The management team and HR Director knew why I was out of the office.
The day I returned to the office, I was informed my position had been eliminated.
No one said a word about my father. Business is business but the utter lack of human kindness and compassion from a company that actually prides itself on valuing it’s employees wellness was appalling. The owner had even met my father.
I will move on to bigger and better things, but I must say I will never forget how incredibly badly this situation was handled.
This post was submitted by Karen.