Don't Work To Hard
  • Just a friendly reminder not to work to hard

    In the Birmingham Sunday Mercury (7th Jan 2001):

    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 still 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 post mortem
    examination revealed that he had been dead for five days after suffering a
    coronary. Ironically, George was proofreading manuscripts of medical
    textbooks when he died.

    You may want to give your co-workers a nudge occasionally.
    And the moral of the story: Don't work too hard. Nobody notices anyway...
  • Originally posted by Fat_Jiffy@Jan 29 2003, 06:08 AM
    You may want to give your co-workers a nudge occasionally.

    Or the odd paper pellet to the back of the head. :D