Dec 012009

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.”

  10 Responses to “A Reminder – Do Not Work Too Hard. Nobody Notices Anyway”

  1. I am working hard but not hard enough that I would kill myself doing it.
    .-= Diabetis´s last blog ..Know when not to take it =-.

  2. Gosh. I guess this info could change my perception. Yeah, we need some time to rest.
    .-= BloggerDaily´s last blog ..Dont Hesitate to Write =-.

  3. @BloggerDaily: I’m glad that you find it useful and I hope everyone will take time to rest and don’t overwork.

    @Diabetis: Working hard is a good way to become success but don’t work too hard. Okay?

  4. Haha! I have heard the story before but the last sentence makes all the difference!
    .-= Roman´s last blog ..Blog Income Report November 2009 =-.

  5. @Roman: Great to see you here and it’s good that you heard about it already and I’m sure you will not overwork like him :)

  6. I knew it! That’s why I log busy playing with facebook while in the office. My boss didn’t notice anyway.. because he never come to the office and busy with his GF at home…
    .-= IndependentQueen´s last blog ..Of a blue sky and ocean deep..and everything in between.. =-.

  7. It won’t happen to me I think. Always work smart not hard. ;)
    .-= Jayce´s last blog ..Left 4 Dead 2 Patch ~ crash to desktop fix =-.

  8. @IndependentQueen: Great to have you here. As long as you can finish the office work on time. Then, you can do whatever you want :)

    @Jayce: That’s good and work smart can actually bring more happiness than work hard. :)

  9. Don’t let your job controlling your life. We are the one who should control it.
    .-= steppinout´s last blog ..A Christmas Freebies Giveaway Collections =-.

  10. @steppinout: Thanks for visiting and what you mentioned here is true. Also, don’t let our money control your life too, we should be the master of money. :)

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