Death is hard.
This is especially true in the Philippines. Filipinos have very close family ties, and when there’s a death in the family, they have to be there. It doesn’t matter if they live close by, or if they have to travel by land, sea, and air for two days. They have to be there.
Most of the time, Filipinos don’t just go home to mourn the departed, they have to take care, plan, and maybe even pay for the funeral. This isn’t an easy feat, especially when a breadwinner usually lives far from home.
So when someone in my team informs me that there’s been a death in their family, I cut them some slack. They’re stressed about it, and they’re tired.
When your VA’s family member dies, let them grieve. Give them time to grieve without having to worry about work.
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About John Jonas
John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.
Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).
With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.
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