Remember the reader who declined an invitation from her boss to attend a professional event over the weekend because she already had dinner with her husband’s family and his elderly godmother? Her husband thought she should have pulled out of the dinner and attended the work event, and she was wondering if she’d made a career blunder by not doing so. Here’s her update.
I wrote to you awhile back about declining a sudden work-related invitation in favor of keeping dinner plans with family that we don’t get to see very often. I opted to keep the dinner plans with my husband’s family and his godmother, because I felt that was more important than attending a reception for which I received a last-minute invitation from my boss. You and nearly all of your readers agreed.
Sadly, my husband’s godmother passed away suddenly yesterday morning. The pain of our loss is somewhat lessened by the fact that one of the last things we did with her was take her to a lovely dinner; I will be forever grateful that we didn’t postpone this evening and miss out on this beautiful memory.
You might not get another evening with your loved ones, but there will almost always be another work event to attend.