aguardiente_blkr: What is the appropriate way to acknowldege the death of a co-worker’s parent?
The father of woman I work with passed away this last week. I do like this co-worker very much, and I think I should respond in some way. She’s rather private and I don’t want to organize a card to go around the office or anything. What are some suggestions on sending my condolences?
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Answer by dalma jen
I would send her a condolence card, just from yourself, don’t organize an office card, as this is not personal enough. Let her know you care, as a friend and co-worker, by putting a little personal message in the card.
you could send her a bouquet of flowers, and include a note expressing your condolences. or even an email, saying you’re sorry for her loss and if there’s anything you can do for her, would be nice.Answer by randomblossom
I suggest to go personally there, handshake/hug (depends on your relationship) and say “my sincere condolences.” or “i’m sorry for your loss” in a low, rather quiet and sad voice. Then stay with her for a while, sometimes people like to talk about it… surely do some natural contact, like touch her shoulder gently to let her know you’re there. Just be sincere and polite and things should go well by themselves.
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