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You have a coworker who seems to be having some problems, is just not him/herself.  Do you get involved and ask them what the problem is and if you can help, or do you mind your own business and hope they get better?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 4, 2013
    • If it’s a coworker I feel comfortable with and feel I have a relationship with, I ask. Even if it’s someone I don’t know very well, I would quietly let them know I’ve noticed a difference and am available to talk if they’d like.




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      Linda L wrote Jan 4, 2013
    • If it’s a coworker I know well, I’ll get involved and ask if I can help. If I don’t feel comfortable with a coworker, I’ll ask if everything is OK or if I know his/her friend I’ll mention my concerns.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 4, 2013
    • When I was going thru my divorce with my 1st hubz I didn’t really share that with anyone. Back then it still wasn’t the normal thing to do. But apparently some could tell I just wasn’t myself.  I came in one day and on my station was a card from an employee. In it she just kept it simple and said she knew I was struggling with something and just wanted me to know she cared and was praying for me.

      It was a wake up for me! It let me know that I wasn’t hiding things that well and it was impacting those around me. But more importantly it let me know that I was not alone and that people cared.

      That day has stayed with me forever. Her quiet kindness meant the most to me. So I have since taken her example and have tried to do the same.




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 5, 2013
    • I would ask only if I knew them pretty well.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 5, 2013
    • Thanks for the input ladies.  There’s a guy at work who is obviously going thru something and we don’t know what.  

       He’s very much a keep to himself sort of person, so I’m probably as close to him as anyone is.  I’m sort of the old woman at work, I can get by with asking and talking about things that others probably can’t, but I’ve been hesitant to corner him.  But he needs to know he’s not alone and that most of us are there for him.

      I hurt for a man who is in so much turmoil he can’t/won’t come enjoy the Christmas potluck!




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 5, 2013
    • My heart goes out to people that are hurting and are not able to confide in anyone.

      Vikki, that gesture by the employee was something so wonderful, it is something I will jot as a note to myself if someone is in need.

      T, maybe that would be a good thing, get a small card and jot down a simple note to him, if he comes to you and expresses something, very good, if not, then at least he knows you all care.

      Knowing myself, I am one to gently nudge things out of people in need, so I would probably try to find out.




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