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    I got this new via email and I don't know how to reply??? Plz help


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    Just respond 'sorry for your loss' but I don't understand why everyone would get an email regarding an employee's personal life.
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    '**** happens'
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    Pay your condolences to them; tell your colleague that if they need any help, or if they need to talk to anyone about it, you'd be more than happy to help.

    I'm not sure what their motive was in emailing you about the death of their relative, but clearly you must be of some importance to them, so keep that in mind. Its common sense, tbh.
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    Just say to their face - "I was very sorry to hear about your loss". If they want to talk, have a chat with them, if not, just leave it like that.

    An email back at this point is pretty pointless.
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    (Original post by ryan9900)
    '**** happens'
    Not even funny in the slightest.
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    Respond like this.
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    (Original post by Steezy)
    Not even funny in the slightest.
    Funny, lol. It is.
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    (Original post by AngelPhys)
    Funny, lol. It is.
    I hope your entire family burns to death. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Respond with condolences, offer any additional support you are comfortable offering. That is pretty much it.

    If you know them well offer to take them out to get raucously drunk. That is what I'd want.
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    (Original post by Steezy)
    I hope your entire family burns to death. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    (Original post by TheReckless)
    Pay your condolences to them; tell your colleague that if they need any help, or if they need to talk to anyone about it, you'd be more than happy to help.

    I'm not sure what their motive was in emailing you about the death of their relative, but clearly you must be of some importance to them, so keep that in mind. Its common sense, tbh.
    Thanks. I needed an update on something so she replied saying she left office early cuz you-know-what.

    The nicest thing I can say is you can finish it by the end of this week but I'm really not in a position to say let me know if I can help???

    "I'm sorry for your loss."?? Is it too late to reply now? (email was sent 20 mins ago)


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    Just respond 'sorry for your loss' but I don't understand why everyone would get an email regarding an employee's personal life.
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    (Original post by Steezy)
    Not even funny in the slightest.
    It's not like I said it to the colleague in question is it? It's a pointless thread anyway, it's obvious what you would reply.
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    (Original post by ryan9900)
    It's not like I said it to the colleague in question is it? It's a pointless thread anyway, it's obvious what you would reply.
    No it's not... While I was googling I came across several posters who said they didn't know what to say!!


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    (Original post by TroyAndAbed)
    Troy and Abed in the moooooorninnng


    OP just don't reply.
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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    No it's not... While I was googling I came across several posters who said they didn't know what to say!!


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    Well you're just an awkward/heartless bunch then. A fairly standard response of 'Sorry for your loss/I'm here if you want to talk' would suffice.
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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    Thanks. I needed an update on something so she replied saying she left office early cuz you-know-what.

    The nicest thing I can say is you can finish it by the end of this week but I'm really not in a position to say let me know if I can help???

    "I'm sorry for your loss."?? Is it too late to reply now? (email was sent 20 mins ago)


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    Gerrard isn't ****, okay? Pshh. Saying Gerrard should stop playing for LFC..
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    (Original post by ryan9900)
    '**** happens'
    Don't say this one. I tried it at a funeral once. It wasn't taken as a joke.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Don't say this one. I tried it at a funeral once. It wasn't taken as a joke.
    Hahaha. Finally, someone with a sense of humour.

    Luckily, I've never actually been to a funeral. I think I'd be pretty dangerous let loose inside a church at such a sensitive occasion. Not for me.
 
 
 
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