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Old 02-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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Another reason to retire early ...

Woman dies at desk, but nobody notices - Chicago Sun-Times

Sad...w*rking til you drop..literally
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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Wow, that's really sad.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
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Bad bad bad... and that's the type of work I do =(

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #4
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Sounds like an argument against "just one more year".
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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I think the saddest part of this story is to me it signifies how people look but don't really see those around them, something I am guilty of. I wonder how many people walked past her on numerous occasions after she died and never noticed she hadn't moved. Obviously no stopped to ask if she wanted to have a cup of coffee or what she was doing on the weekend. Just a sign of our disengagement from those around us.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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brings a lot of things into perspective for me, thank you for posting. makes me feel pretty darn silly about much of the cr*p I fret about.
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I wondered where that smell was coming from

I just checked the cubicle next to mine. There is a dead worker in there all dyhydrated now.

Looks like he's been dead for months. Good thing they have that auto-deposit of your paycheck. I'd better call human resources.

And I wondered where that smell was coming from !
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
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As I understand it, the woman who died at her desk is not offended that her co-workers didn't notice. So no harm, no foul (get it?).

And I checked all my co-workers when I left today, they were all alive. Life is good...
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Had a guy die at work who was trying to make 40 years service. He didn't. Not at his desk but could have been.
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Sad, but perhaps a workman's Comp Case in the making.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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Oboy, wait'll Scott Adams turns Dilbert loose on this one. Especially the "risk audit" part.

I suspect the solution will involve more meetings.

On a more serious note, it's alarming how many people die in their 50s. I don't know the statistics but from my alumni magazine it seems like a big spike between 40s & 60s.
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I can't help thinking that being able to blend into the woodwork can be a positive attribute, too. At my workplace one of the quiet ones just did not show up for a couple of days. Nobody questioned it and everybody just assumed it was their days off. I noticed it and got a good chuckle...and kept my mouth shut. When I get shorter, I may give it a try, too.
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