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Offline Phil Titola

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Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:45:58 PM »
I'm tired of writing "sorry for your loss"


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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 03:57:03 PM »
Hang in there (draw a lil cat hanging on a branch to accompany it)

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 04:25:13 PM »
If you are going through hell keep on moving, don't slow down, if you're scared don't show it.
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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 04:26:38 PM »
I don't write sympathy cards. Sometimes I send flowers, but that's it.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 06:36:36 PM »
This picture card carries my sympathies for you on the death of your loved one. I pray the departed soul rest in peace and your family gets all the support in this difficult time.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 06:46:03 PM »
Some variation of using the word "condolences" is my go to, or offering sympathy. I generally hate using the word sorry in a situation where atonement isn't the goal. I understand it's just something we do, but it's weird, it's almost like saying "hey, I would like to make up and admit I did something wrong in this person you love dying"
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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:13:34 PM »
Some variation of using the word "condolences" is my go to, or offering sympathy. I generally hate using the word sorry in a situation where atonement isn't the goal. I understand it's just something we do, but it's weird, it's almost like saying "hey, I would like to make up and admit I did something wrong in this person you love dying"

Exactly.

I went with "think of you in you and your family time of loss" or something...I googled it.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 07:45:10 PM »
The places that sell sympathy flowers online have shitloads of examples for stuff you can put on their cards.  Steal those.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 08:09:07 AM »
The places that sell sympathy flowers online have shitloads of examples for stuff you can put on their cards.  Steal those.
That takes like 5 clicks into the order though.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 09:07:08 AM »
Every single sympathy expression I can think of sounds canned and not sincere. This is a problem.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 09:38:30 AM »
Every single sympathy expression I can think of sounds canned and not sincere. This is a problem.
I almost went with just signing my name and pointing an arrow to the pre-printed message but thought I'd be shunned.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 09:40:33 AM »
Every single sympathy expression I can think of sounds canned and not sincere. This is a problem.


Could always go the honest route.  "Man, that really sucks."

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 09:42:10 AM »
Sprinkling in a few curse words lends authenticity, I think. "crap, Martha... I can't believe this happened..."

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 09:42:28 AM »
I was going to start a similar thread a few months ago after one of my direct reports had his father unexpectedly die. Turns out I was out of office the day he came back to work and someone else signed the card for me so crisis averted.
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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 11:30:23 AM »
The places that sell sympathy flowers online have shitloads of examples for stuff you can put on their cards.  Steal those.
That takes like 5 clicks into the order though.

Nope.

https://www.hearttoheartsympathygifts.com/sympathy-messages-quotes.html

https://www.treesforachange.com/pages/sympathy-message-ideas-condolence-quotes-sympathy-card-ideas

http://www.acknowledgements.net/words-of-sympathy/

I don't think that 3rd one is a flower/gift place but I believe it's what I used last time I had to google this; I mod'd a couple of their lines together.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 12:06:17 PM »
Phil is this card still on your desk waiting for gE to come up with the best response or did you just go with what you put in the OP?

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 12:14:07 PM »
i just sign my name to everything.   There are 3 Mikes here, so it's easy to fly under the radar.

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 04:00:42 PM »
You need a go to? What kind of horrible things are happening that causes you to send so many that your responses feel repetitive?

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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 04:31:29 PM »
Phil is this card still on your desk waiting for gE to come up with the best response or did you just go with what you put in the OP?
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Re: Go to T&P office sympathy card message
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 04:32:03 PM »
You need a go to? What kind of horrible things are happening that causes you to send so many that your responses feel repetitive?
Lot of people and over sending of cards...I mean grandparents? Gtfo