In the fifth book in the Friend Grief series, Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than an Empty Cubicle you'll meet people whose friends were coworkers, too: in a TV newsroom, a rectory, a Broadway show and on a baseball diamond.
In those stories and more, you'll learn how they met that challenge and continue to honor the friendships that lasted longer than 9-5.
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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite I chose to read Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than an Empty Cubicle by Victoria Noe because of all the violence happening at workplaces nowadays. When I see people crying for their lost co-workers, my heart goes out to them. Before this book it never occurred to me that co-workers would also suffer grief. In Friend Grief in the Workplace, Noe tells real life stories of people who have lost their co-workers and how they dealt with the loss. I liked that Noe addressed the superstition that deaths come in threes. This is something I believe only because I have seen it happen. However, Noe states that The New York Times debunked this myth in 2014. I still choose to believe that death comes in threes. I really liked all the different stories in the book from people who have experienced a loss of a co-worker. From nuns to professional athletes, they all dealt with their grief in their own unique ways. The one that touched me the most was how Mike Matheny chose to remember his teammate Darryl Kile simply by stopping the time on the watch he was wearing. This book has given me a few ideas on how to keep someone’s memory alive. Noe reminds the reader that co-workers are humans too. They will feel pain when someone they have spent time with dies. You do not have to be family or even great friends to mourn the loss of someone’s life. Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than an Empty Cubicle is the fifth book in the Grief series. Victoria Noe has four other books in this series all about dealing with grief.
In the fifth book of her award-winning series on friend grief, Friend Grief in the Workplace, Victoria Noe explores the provocative and universal question: what do we do when a co-worker dies? Noe brings her vast experience as a professional stage manager, a professional fundraiser for arts, education and AIDS service organizations and an award-winning sales consultant for children’s books to each of her books. The series is broken down into the death of a friend, the impact of the AIDS epidemic, 9/11, the military and,with this book , the death of a co-worker. Her sixth book will be about men and friend grief. The main impetus for Noe’s work was a promise to her best friend, Delle on Delle’s death bed to write their story. As is characteristic of all her books, Friend Grief in the Workplace is meticulously researched and highlights the lives of both celebrities and non-celebrities, giving specific examples of how friends have been impacted by the loss of a co-worker who often becomes a friend. In exposing the realities of workplace death and a company’s lack of protocol for dealing with it, she has increased awareness for both workers and their companies which can lead to a call to action. Her writing is engaging and fluent and makes me feel I am in the room while she is interviewing the people. Her work elevates her cause to bring awareness to all that the loss of a friend, in any circumstance, needs to be valued as much as the loss of a family member. I commend her for her valuable contribution to the grief work field and highly recommend her series. Since dealing with death is universal to all of us, her series will appeal to a wide range of people, including service providers, health care workers, clergy. Friend Grief in the Workplace would be a valuable resource for business owners.