Sorry that I’m not exactly a ray of sunshine this morning with the subject matter….but I was reading the results of a survey from Legacy.com, and it got me thinking.
Their survey noted that 55 percent of the people they polled said they had missed a funeral, wake or memorial service in the last two years. And what reason was cited most often as the reason they couldn’t go? 29 percent of the respondents said they had work-related committments they couldn’t get out of.
The survey asked about the funeral of a “friend, colleague or loved one.” Many companies have a bereavement policy, but those policies usually limit approved time off for funerals of immediate family members or in-laws.
What about your workplace? Do you have the flexibility to take a few hours off to pay your last respects to a friend or colleague? Or do you find it difficult to get time off for even the closest family member?