Thursday, July 13, 2006

Trump Corporation

I guess I'm thinking too much. My dad passed away last June. He worked up until about 3.5 months before he passed away. He loved his job. He was one of 2 personal helicopter pilots employed by Donald Trump. My dad was in contact with Rich, (the other pilot) but I don't think he was on the up and up with the severity of his condition ( he had lung cancer that spread everywhere ). I think that he was in a sort of denial sometimes too, never really talking about stuff or giving me any indication of what it was he wanted or how to 'do stuff' after he was gone. I guess he and I are a lot alike in that we don't think that way and would find it pretty morbid to do so, so we block it out or we don't address the issue. Anyway...
I don't know what the word is for what I am feeling but it's not annoyed, angry or irate, it's not sad or depressed or hurt. I can't figure out what it is. But I think it's disappointment.
I am disappointed that his employer didn't even have the decency to call ( I am not talking about Donald Trump, himself. I am talking about the corporation as a whole.) No one called to give condolences, no one sent a note, no one even aknowledged his passing except by sending me forms to prove his death so they could do something with the life insurance and cancel his health insurance.
When my step-father passed away, HIS employer sent us their condolences on paper, in person and with flowers, AND he had been retired for a number of years before he passed away so we didn't really even expect them to, but they did. No, I'm not expecting a huge corporation like Donald Trump's to do this but I really am disappointed that they didn't even aknowledge the fact that my dad worked there, up close and personal FOR Donald Trump for many years by ferrying him here and there in the multi-millon dollar helicopter, going back and forth every few months to train and/or pick up a new helicopter and busting his ass being on-call 24/7 ready to drop whatever it was he was doing to go fly him somewhere.
My dad never had a bad word to say about Donald, EVER. But I feel like he wasn't even appreciated because we didn't hear one thing from him or his corporation. It's sad that while all along he thought he was being appreciated, he wasn't at all. His services appear to have been taken for granted. Very disappointing.

9 comments:

Skraphappy said...

Awww..Gabz, it is disappointing. Someone should have done something besides send out paperwork

Vee said...

that is a disappointment Gabi!
a letter or card would have said volumes. ...so sorry!

DEW said...

I'm really sorry to hear this! And I'm a bit surprised that someone didn't do something. I'm astonished sometimes at people how people act - or don't act. When my Dad died, no one from my Mom's side came to the funeral. She's was really hurt and pretty angry. I was just disgusted by it. As hard as it is, don't dwell on it. For every thoughtless person out there, there's a dozen thoughtful ones. Focus on the latter, and give the bird to the former!!

Jasmine said...

Just came across your blog.. Sorry to hear about your father. I am very suprised that Trump himself didnt event do anything, you know how they show him being all kind and everything. thanks for opening up our eyes to the "Real" trump Corp.

Cheryl Wray said...

I totally agree with what you're saying! Very disappointing that didn't acknowledge his passing!
On another note--love your Taylor Hicks pic on your page. He's from just "down the road" from me (I'm in Bham).
Great blog!

Samhains said...

Sorry for your Loss:
Could you be feeling a longing for acknowledgement, of both his life and his death?

My mother died when I was 13 of Cancer, lung cancer that spread everywhere as well.

My Wifes mother just past 3 years ago of the same thing, started in the lung and spread to brain, liver, kidneys...

Needless to say we quit smoking over a year ago.

BTY: I like the title of your Blog; going for greatness..

(Good on ya)

skrpndiva said...

Gabikins...I hate to say it but Donald himself probably doesn't even realize that your father passed. I know that sounds terrible, but with as busy as he is he probably doesn't pay attention to things like drivers, etc. I'm not saying it's right but I'm saying that I can understand. I sometimes get wrapped up in my own little world and I'm not anywhere near as busy as the Trumps of the world.

Tracie said...

I agree that his company should have sent some sort of acknowledgement; I always thought it was protocol for the company you work for to send a bouquet of flowers (talk about a rude awakening eh?)

Death in itself is such a hard thing to deal with, let alone outside influences making it even more so.

XOXO

Loreluca said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Gab. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. And I totally understand, I think they SHOULD have done something more than what they did... it a shame how corporate America is so depersonalized nowadays...