Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Former Colleague Jumps To Her Death

Received a call yesterday evening from an ex-colleague who’s making big bucks now by being a stockbroker, telling me that a former colleague of ours from China, had committed suicide by jumping from the 13th floor.

All of us in the office are shocked. She was sacked a few years ago because her work performance was deemed less than satisfactory by the management. I was told ever since she was sacked, she had gone through a very rough period in her life.

She was 40. She had a 12-year-old son whom she sent back to her mother’s place in China some time ago.

She’s divorced from her husband because of his ex-marital affairs. It was reported in the papers that she had recently been fired from her job as a production operator. Her ex-husband was present at the time when she jumped. He even tried to pull her in from the ledge. But she struggled free from his grip and plunged to her death.

Guess she must have very much weighed down by all the crap which drove her into depression. We are shocked by her suicide because we all know her as a cheerful and friendly person. She’s someone who’s quite chatty. Even another colleague, who's close to her, also claimed that each time she calls her up, she would sound cheery. Guess she’s probably hiding all the hurts and depression behind her smiles and laughter.

All of life’s problems are temporary because life itself will end someday. Committing suicide is dealing a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Only God alone, the Giver of life, reserves the right to end one’s life.


Blogger Happysurfer said...

That is so sad. May she rest in peace.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 6:02:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To HS: Very sad indeed.

Friday, September 12, 2008 at 9:01:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Serene said...

Sigh.. sometimes a person is not at the right state of mind when they do such things. I guess she was driven to the edge already, to commit this act.


Friday, September 12, 2008 at 5:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Serene: Yaloh. She must have been driven to the edge of despeartion to commit the ultimate act of suicide.

Monday, September 15, 2008 at 9:15:00 AM GMT+8  

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