"Dad's really bad, can you come right over?" The phone call Annabel had been dreading for ages came last week. She immediately drove to her parents' house, she was just in time to say a final goodbye to Bert, her father. Bert became ill just after his sixtieth birthday. After that it went fast. There was no cure, he had to stop working permanently and he died six months later.
For Annabel, the first week after his death was all about mourning and practical matters surrounding the cremation. Now she is busy with the administration, all those things that have to be arranged. She had never thought about it. Fortunately Bert had written down all his passwords.
Annabel calls Bert's employer, the municipality where she herself grew up. At the HR department they are still shocked. Bert had worked there for forty years! It had been at least five years since there had been a death at work. They had to look for the protocol and it was quite outdated, Max from HR tells her. With the protocol Max tells the next of kin what they are entitled to, such as a death benefit. Max wants to know into which account it should be paid. "Use mine then," says Annabel.
With the April mutations, Tim, the payroll administrator, also receives the mutation for the death benefit. Since Tim doesn't receive such a mutation every month, he checks out everything thoroughly.