It’s sadly inevitable that at some point one of your coworkers will cope with the death of a loved one. The grieving process is intensely personal and changes the dynamics and etiquette of the office.
Rita’s mother recently passed away. We offer our condolences to Rita and her family, and our rage to the American Airlines employees who were complete jerks to Rita as she tried to travel from Texas to the distant Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the funeral. After her first flight was twice delayed due to “mechanical problems,” she wound up stranded in Orlando. Missing her connection due to the two delays wasn’t the airline’s problem, a supervisor told Rita.
Biodegradable coffins allow you to rest in peace without putting a permanent dent in the planet or your wallet.
Cremation is catching fire as Americans look for low-cost, low-resource alternatives to burial. Cremation often costs half as much as traditional funerals – $4,000 instead of $8,000 – and does not require wood or land space. This combination is putting the heat on traditional funeral homes.
In theory, death care should be immune from short-term economic swings. Death is one of only two sure things in life, and the U.S. population is aging.
I think maybe they meant to use “grief” as a keyword, not greif, though maybe there’s an argument to be made about the similarities of widowhood and medieval trade…”