|tl;dr - family suicide + work?
||[Dec. 11th, 2008|01:48 am]
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Ok, so yesterday I was on my way to work (returning first shift after some issues with scheduling at this job last year, FWIW) when I saw I'd be a few minutes late due to Atlanta's notorious traffic. I called our scheduler in NY and told him, he said he would pass it on to the mgr in Atl and such. A second later, my mom calls and tells me my uncle died and wasn't found for three days. I try not to, but start bawling and can't stop and call NY again to tell them I don't think I can work because my uncle passed very unexpectedly. He said ok, no problem, take the time I need, etc.|
I had already agreed on Monday that I would work Friday morning till afternoon. I told NY I should be ok to work then and that's when he told me take my time. The thing is, my uncle shot himself in the face and it has affected me so much that I stayed in bed today and slept pretty much since 8pm last night till 2pm today and have been in and out of sleep since then. I'm a big miserable lump - this is the second family member to do this and my friend did it last year around this time, too. I honestly don't know if I can get up Friday morning and work all day without crying.
NY told me to take my time, but I don't want them to think this will reflect on me coming back. And I really don't want to tell them the specifics of my uncle's death if I can help it. So, basically, given all factors, WWYD?