An uncle of a colleague passed on earlier this week. It was an upsetting event and I passed her my condolences. The passing of a love and close one is always one of the hardest ordeal to overcome for anyone and words alone are insufficient to describe the feelings, and little can be said to comfort the other party. Sometimes, the strongest support that we can offer, is just to be around and let them know that we are.
Coincidentally, there was a company event that was to be held the next day. It was an after work event and this colleague has been drafted to help out. As one of the key members managing the event, I didn’t think that it might be appropriate for her to participate in the event, considering the events that were unfolding for her, and that it would be better that she was with