||[Aug. 2nd, 2014|09:54 pm]
The Question Club
I started a new job in June. About two weeks later, my grandpa became very sick. He is not doing well and while he's home, he's 91. He doesn't have a lot of time left. My mom suggested I prepare my work for needing bereavement leave, which I have for grandparents. How do I... do that? I'm still pretty new at work and I don't really know anyone, including my boss. Should I even say anything beforehand? My mom has been one of his primary caretakers and she says that it could be a week, it could be a month or two.
I'm also kind of emotional about the whole thing, so it's not something I talk about well without crying. I'm pretty distressed and overwhelmed about all of this and I have no idea how to handle it. What's the etiquette surrounding bereavement leave and advance notice?