Years later several of my extended family members were killed in a car accident. I dealt with it in my own way and told my boss what was going. From the time I learned of their untimely passing, I felt like a walking zombie. I let my boss know that I would need time off as the funeral would be in another state. My boss and others in the company went on to question the depth of my relationship with my family members and made a lot of hurtful remarks and false claims. I guess I wasn't publicly grieving as they would've liked. What they didn't see was the tears, sleepless nights, depression and months that I privately mourned their passing.