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Lack of support / lack of decency
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egh    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:07:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
this is a letter that my wife sent to me this morning from work, this happened to a lady she works with. so after reading this, please pass it along and consider who you will book with on your next vacation. i plan on taking a few minutes to post this on the web sites i frequent and i will pass along my opinion to the groups listed below.
thanks for your time, egh
I am writing to you today to ask for your assistance. Last evening I
attended funeral services for Dan Gallaugher. Not all of you will know Mr.
Gallaugher, but he was the husband of Katherine Gallaugher, who works for
the university's bookstore. He was the father of two children, Kiersten
(13 years old) and Nicholas (10 years old). Dan was working a split shift
(as manager, he worked whatever shift needed to be covered), and on his
return for the second half of his shift, he was hit by someone going well
over the speed limit. He was hit hard enough that his car bounced and he
was hit a second time by the same individual. Had it not been for his seat
belt, he certainly would have died instantly. He was taken to an area
hospital and was in the Intensive Care Unit on a respirator until the 2nd
of February. Dan was still in Intensive Care but no longer on the
respirator when he died on Saturday, February 5th, 2005.
Now Dan's family will not only have to figure out how to put the pieces
back together without him, but they will have to do so with considerable
financial difficulty. His widow has been informed that he did not have any
life insurance, even with the company he worked for. Your prayers for them
will be greatly appreciated.

As sad as all this is, it is not the reason I am writing to you. On the
day that Dan Gallaugher died, he was visited by his employer--not for the
purpose of comfort or to see if there was any help that could be afforded
the family. This person visited Dan Gallaugher, in an Intensive Care Unit,
to demote him. This goes beyond all decency and professionalism. Even if
there was cause for this action (and I doubt that), I am confident that it
could have waited until he was released from the hospital and back to

Dan worked for Holiday Inn Express, Tulsa-Woodland Hills, 9010 E. 71st
Street, Tulsa, OK 74133, 918-459-5321.

What I am asking is for you to do is, to send a letter, a note, even if
you would print off a copy of this email and sign and mail it to Holiday
Inn Express' Corporate Headquarters and let them know how totally appalled
you are over the circumstances. Holiday Inn is an institution in the
United States that should promote hospitality and comfort; for someone
within their management to be treated so badly is beyond anything I can
imagine. For this company, who has a large portion of its website devoted
to community outreaches and social responsibility, to leave an employee's
family in want is appalling.

I have found two separate contacts, Tharaldson Lodging Co. it appears owns
the Tulsa-Woodland Hills Holiday Inn Express, but it is also connected to
InterContinental hotels Group. Please send your opinion of this situation

Tharaldson Lodging Co.
1202 Westrac Dr.
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone 701-235-1060
Fax 701-232-6487


InterContinental Hotels Group
3 Ravinia Drive, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30346-2149

This email in no way represents the thoughts and/or opinions of the
university, it is however my opinion that it is a worthy endeavor. Thank
you for your time and effort in this.

Leslie Potkaletski

idontno    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:37:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Email sent........idontno

Griz    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:33:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Something does not add up here. I have seen very similiar emails. Sounds like an urban legend to me.


egh    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:39:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Griz, you are intitled to your opinion but i can usure you this is no urban legend. what does not add up? maybe i can clear it up for you. egh

screaminghollow    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:26:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Incredibly poor taste by the company, even if justified.

"He was on his way back to the second half of his shift".(?) Hopefully there was some company purpose in his trip and his family will get worker's comp.

mud    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:22:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
What on earth was that bozo thinking? Can you spell LAWSUIT? This is the kind of harrassment that needs a junkyard dog type of lawyer handling it. Man I'm pissed hearing about this.

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