Do you work to live — or live to work? Karoshi is crazy!
By Caitlin Kelly
Did you hear about the young woman, Mita Diran, who died of overwork recently after tweeting about her long hours — 30 hours without a break?
And here’s the 24-year-old who died the same way.
I have four words for this, and they’re not: Rock on, you over-achievers!
Rather: Are you fucking kidding me?
And here’s a whiny, tedious rant at Slate by a woman who’s shocked — shocked! — to find that French workers get subsidized meals from their employers and are treated with a great deal more respect than they are in the U.S.
Duh. Americans are simply nuts about work. They go onandonandonandonandonandon about how busy they are and how needed they are and how many things they just added to their to-do list.
As if this makes them more….something.
Here’s a list of 10 reasons — written by a local colleague…
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