Friday, July 11, 2008

And like a sign from above...

Above where? I don't know. But, yesterday, I posted about leaving on time, being expected to work overtime and basically a serious lack of balance in the work/life thing. Not that I have much of a life. Any life really.

And then I read this news story - Guy in Toyota works himself to death.

Now that's a 'it could happen to you' tale of warning if ever I saw one. And if anyone asks you to work overtime, feel free to educate them on the dangers of karoshi, working yourself to death. Generally it's not good for company morale to have people dying at their desks. It can be off-putting to their co-workers and could lead to a downturn in productivity and a hell of a lot of paperwork.

4 comments:

Tool said...

He didn't want to spend time with his wife.

Irreligious said...

No one ever asked me to do overtime, but sometimes i do overtime out of sheer enjoyment

Or because i like my coworkers and i want to help them out

Yea.. working someone to death is stupid and unnecessary

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir, About your BRS. It's twice as important to make disposable goods well engineered for safety because they are more likely to be misused and re-appropriated.

This is why Duct Tape has survived so long. It is simple, omni-useful, well engineered, and disposable.

Bitter Animator said...

Irreligious, doing stuff because you really like it or want to help a mate out can be great and can be quite different. Though, even then, you don't want to do it to the point of death.