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Friday, 3 December 2010

Something sad to think about...

Poor Proof-Reader Dies at Desk

Someone in the office came across this newspaper snippet today- it explains how a 51 year old proof-reader at a New York publishing firm passed away unnoticed at his desk.  George Turklebaum, who worked in an open plan office with 23 other workers, suffered a heart attack at his desk and it was not discovered that he was dead for five more days, when a cleaner asked why he was at his desk at the weekend.  

According to the article, the reason why no one in the office had noticed poor George was that he was extremely hard working, and it wasn't odd for him to be first in the office and the last to leave.  So, the next time you're in the office- maybe give your colleagues a bit of a nudge!

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