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Old 24 July 2015, 02:20 AM
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Have to get this out of my system. I am so confused and stressed and stunned.
One of my employees, and his wife, and 3 of his children were brutally murdered this morning.. by one or two of his other children.

You hear about these things on the news -- but never do you think they will connect to you -- its always so far away -- strangers -- these things don't happen to people we know.

When I was first notified -- I brushed it off -- surely someone with a similar name -- wasn't my David -- I have a meeting scheduled tomorrow with my David -- purely coincidental -- someone with the same name -- but then the news reports started and the confirmation -- and the realization that this has actually happened.

When the initial shock wore off -- I cried. I am angry at such a waste of human life. He was a quiet man -- did his job, did it well. When we talked it was about family. His kids his wife -- He worked 60 hour weeks -- but he worked from home and his family were homeschooled -- if he wasn't working he was with his family.

I cry for his daughters -- his two year old daughter who will grow up without a mother or father -- and his 13 year old daughter who has not only lost her parents and brothers -- but will live with the burden of knowing her other brothers are responsible for this tragedy.

Tomorrow I have to address this with my team -- who have been strong in the face of impending job loss -- their moral already at a low -- to cope with a loss of this magnitude. We may be remote, but we are family -- our distance bringing us closer..
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Old 24 July 2015, 02:30 AM
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I don't know what to say. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to process something like that. I'm so sorry.
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Old 24 July 2015, 02:43 AM
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Requiem aeternam. (At least the boys spared the siblings!)
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Old 24 July 2015, 02:48 AM
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two of them anyway. mom, dad, and three more were killed.

I'm sorry, NDL.
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Old 24 July 2015, 02:52 AM
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NDL, that is terrible. I don't know what to say, either.
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Old 24 July 2015, 03:04 AM
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I am posting my stunned silence at this news.
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Old 24 July 2015, 03:59 AM
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NDL..I have no words to say...

my thoughts are with you, your co-workers and this family..
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Old 24 July 2015, 11:33 AM
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NDL..I have no words to say...

my thoughts are with you, your co-workers and this family..
What she(and everybody else)said.
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Old 24 July 2015, 11:46 AM
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I'm so sorry, NDL. My thoughts will be with the remaining family, you, and your team.
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Old 24 July 2015, 12:34 PM
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prayers and sympathy to you, your team and especially the innocent survivors.
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Old 24 July 2015, 02:41 PM
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I am very sorry to hear this NDL.

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Old 24 July 2015, 03:05 PM
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I'm so very sorry this happened.
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Old 24 July 2015, 04:05 PM
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My thoughts are with you. How horrible.
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Old 24 July 2015, 04:25 PM
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Thanks all for the words of support .

I had my meeting with the team this morning to relay the information. It was the worst message i have ever had to convey in my life.
I am still going between highs and lows.
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Old 24 July 2015, 05:17 PM
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When things are back under control, find some one neutral to discuss this with. It can even be a psychologist which wouldn't be a bad idea. This debriefing is to help prevent PTSD. The company probably should provide councilors for anyone who wants this.
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Old 24 July 2015, 05:25 PM
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No words except stay strong.
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Old 24 July 2015, 06:10 PM
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NDL:

Thoughts and prayers fro all involved.

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Old 24 July 2015, 07:56 PM
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This was the case in Oklahoma, was it not? I was reading about that yesterday, very very sad. My sympathies to all affected by this, including you and your co-workers, NDL.
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Old 24 July 2015, 08:56 PM
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This was the case in Oklahoma, was it not? I was reading about that yesterday, very very sad. My sympathies to all affected by this, including you and your co-workers, NDL.
Yes.

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When things are back under control, find some one neutral to discuss this with. It can even be a psychologist which wouldn't be a bad idea. This debriefing is to help prevent PTSD. The company probably should provide councilors for anyone who wants this.
We have on site counselors in today and through weds (longer if required).

I have spent the day attending meeting after meeting.. Every other meeting is an HR person and a counsellor checking in on me to see how i am holding up. Lots of caring happening. Thanks.
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I don't know what to say except I am so sorry NDL.
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