Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Heart Break Leave

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I am revising our company’s personnel policy manual. Each word, passage and section undergoes my scrutiny. The section I’m working on today is on Leave Credits, which include provisions not only on vacation, sick, maternity and paternity leaves but also on bereavement leaves. Employees are entitled to a five-day bereavement leave if he or she suffers the death of an immediate family member. This got me thinking.

We grieve and suffer for different kinds of loss. It may be due the death of a loved one, the death of a cherished relationship or the death of love, itself. What a nice idea if employees are also entitled to leaves in order to mourn for the loss of a love one, not by death but because of a break up. But then a five-day leave is not enough to mend a broken heart, right? Not even five months. Maybe five years.


Marts said...

I agree! Dapat, death-in-your-immediate-family leave ang tinawag dun.

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