If a co-worker has to take a few days off from work because they had a family member pass away, you might feel led to reach out to them and let them know you are there for them. If you’ve ever worked with funeral homes in Indian Trail, NC because someone you know has passed away, you know the more support you could get, the better the situation was. You might not want to do certain things for your co-worker, but there are definitely right ways you can help them out during this time. Here are a few suggestions.
Attend The Service
If the services are open to you, and you feel comfortable doing so, attending the service can be a nice gesture. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t know the person who passed away. You can go to support someone who did know them. It can show how much you care when your co-worker sees you at the service.
Send A Gift
Whether you go to the service or not, you can still send a gift to your co-worker at the funeral home in honor of their loved one. Perhaps you can pool some funds together in the office and send a gift as a group. You might send a flower arrangement, a plant, a basket of goodies, or even just a card with some money in it that the family can send to a charity of their choice.
Offer Work Help
Since your co-worker is going to be gone on bereavement for at least a few days, either during that time, or when they get back, you might offer to cover some of their work, so they aren’t buried when they do come back to the office. You can take little tasks that won’t feel like you are trying to take over their job, but can help them feel secure and not so overwhelmed when they return.
Talk On Breaks
If you see that your co-worker is down, take a break with them and talk to them about their grief. They might want to tell stories about their loved one, but they don’t feel the office is the right place. But if you offer to listen, they could open up, get a few smiles out of fond memories, and then be able to move forward with the rest of their day.
There are lots of ways you can help someone you know who is grieving, even if that person is a co-worker. The professionals at funeral homes in Indian Trail, NC are here to help you do just that. If you have a question about what type of gift you can send or what you can do around the office to help your grieving co-worker, call Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services for advice. We arrange final services all the time, but we are also here to show our support to those around the grieving, so we are able to get them the help they need during hard times.