Sometimes I don't like my job...

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Sometimes I don't like my job...

#1 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:55 pm

... not for the usual reasons, but because I have to do something unpleasant and sad.

My company is relatively small, about 50 employees. And for the third time in the three years I have been there, I have to submit a death claim to our company-paid life insurance plan - once for a spouse, twice (including today) for an employee.

It's not that it's that hard to do -- I started the process online and just need to wait for a death certificate from the widow. But it's still a bummer. In fact, I started the process just before the widow called to see what benefits he had, so at least I feel like I did the right thing by starting the process.

Sorry, y'all. Just venting. Carry on.
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#2 Post by kayrharris » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:25 pm

That is a tough assignment, but you are providing a benefit that is important to the family.

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Re: Sometimes I don't like my job...

#3 Post by tlynn78 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:39 am

I'm sorry, Spiff - that's rough.
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Re: Sometimes I don't like my job...

#4 Post by mellytu74 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:26 pm

Hugs, Spiffy

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Awww fuck, not again.

#5 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 am

Had an employee have a heart attack last night. Hospital's deemed him to be brain dead, and the wife is about to pull the plug.

Don't believe it's COVID-19 related.
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Re: Sometimes I don't like my job...

#6 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:07 pm

Reading this it hit me that filing the the life insurance claim for my brothers insurance was was satisfying. In part because it was something I could actually do. It made me want to do it as fast as possible and his daughters didn’t have to do anything but sign the forms.and now I’m tearing up a bit.
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