What is the MOST TRAGIC thing to happen to you at Work?

United States
November 11, 2006 11:40pm CST
Years ago at the age of 20, I worked for the phone co.Pacific Bell, as an Operator. On my first night of work a woman called and told me that Her Husband didn't understand her, Her children didn't understand her. She went on to say that she had taken sleeping pills, but the pills were not working. She told me that she was going to kill herself and she just wanted someone to know. I hear a loud POP. I called over my Supervisor,we kept the line open. She had the call traced.It was a phone booth. The Police called back and said the woman had shot herself. I was the last person to speak to her. I asked my Supervisor if I could go home. She said I could lie down in the break room for a 20 minutes. I don't work there anymore.
3 responses
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
wow i dont know how i would deal with that and what an obviously calous and coldhearted person to not give you space and time to absorb and deal with what you had experienced. thank goodness i havent had to deal will anything tragic at work and i hope i never do.
• United States
12 Nov 06
Thanks, Yeah it blew my mind. One that I was the last person to speak with her. Two that the COMPANY thought 20 mins would be enough time to sort it out and get it together.
• United States
17 Nov 06
ANYONE ELSE......You must all have great jobs Cool.
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Wow that's crazy, I don't know how I would react in a situation like that. Nothing drastic has ever happened to me at work.
• United States
18 Nov 06
Hey new picture :-) Luckily, that was a long time ago. Thanks for responding
@atbpa5 (663)
• United States
12 Nov 06
OMG..that's horrible. I've never had anything that bad happen at work EVER.
• United States
12 Nov 06
Your Lucky, Thank you for reading my post