Karōshi

Japanese graveyard in Hana, originally uploaded by ecallanet.

Of course the Japanese have a name for this most tragic event. Perhaps the US will take a hint and start recognizing this as the Japanese have. Having been recently ’emancipated’ from my job, I’m in no danger of meeting my final end in this way but I’m sure these troubled economic times are going to create longer hours for those who still have jobs. I’ve already seen so many of my friends and loved ones logging longer hours than ever before and for less compensation. Saints preserve us.

Karoshi – Wiki

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