Are you consider yourself workholic ? Are you working till very late everyday ? Do you know that work too hard can cause people died? Recently I received the forwarded email where the news was extracted from New York Times. It’s a real story happened in this world and it’s sad to say that life ends but work will never end. Please read on..
A reminder to all of us
Life ends But work will never end
Worker dead at desk for five days
From the New york Times: Bosses of a publishing firm are trying to work out why no one noticed that one of their employees had been sitting dead at his desk for five days before anyone asked if he was feeling okay. George Turklebaum, 51, who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30 years, had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23 other workers.
He quietly passed away on Monday, but nobody noticed until Saturday morning when an office cleaner asked why he was working during the weekend.
His boss, Elliot Wachiaski, said:” George was always the first guy in each morning and the last to leave at night, so no one found it unusual that he was in the same position all that time and didn’t say anything. He was always absorbed in his work and kept much to himself.”
A port mortem examination revealed that he had been dead for five days after suffering a coronary. George was proofreading manuscripts of medical textbooks when he died.You may want to give your co-workers a nudge occasionally.
The moral of the story. Don’t work too hard. Nobody notices anyway.
I especially love the last sentence of the news – “Don’t work too hard. Nobody notices anyway”. If you notice that your friends or the love one are addicted to work, give them a nudge occasionally and forward this news to them and remind them to go out and relax because “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”