Thursday, March 12, 2009

How sad is this.. 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 OK. 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 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.
George was proof-reading 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.


  1. OH NO!!
    That's terrible!
    Well at least no one can accuse me of working too hard hey? LOL

  2. Oh it's just great to be amongst you all again, its sad that someone goes through life unnoticed eh?

  3. Yes...very sad....I annoy people so I never go unnoticed! :)