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Worker Found Dead at Desk
WORKER DEAD AT DESK FOR 5 DAYS New
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.
Moral of the story: Don't work too hard. Nobody notices anyway.
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