auggy wrote:chamekke wrote:auggy, I'm glad to hear that your boss was being understanding about your grief. Sounds like a good guy.
He really is. He told me to take Tuesday off (I'm off Mondays and that is when my kitty went into heart failure) and told me to leave early yesterday. He's been awesome. But then, I work for our church and he's the senior pastor, so it would not be good if he were a jerk about it.
Still, sometimes you never know. Often it's a question of whether the person has a personal experience of loss. When my mother died, there seemed to be a clear delineation in reaction between those who had lost a loved one, and those who really didn't know what it was like. The latter were often sympathetic, but they lacked an experiential understanding of how profound and long-lasting such grief can be.