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Posted by IT Pilgrim on June 23, 2008

Karōshi (過労死 karōshi?), which can be translated quite literally from Japanese as “death from overwork”, is occupational sudden death. The major medical causes of karōshi deaths are heart attack and stroke due to stress.

Overwork is a topic that doesn’t seem to be an acknowledged problem here in the US. It’s a fine line between working hard and overworking. Where that line is really depends on what you do, and how long it takes you to get to work as well as what else you do outside of work. Statistically speaking, we are one of the most heavily working countries in the world. We have some of the least vacation, and a lot of us don’t use or don’t have any at all. Now, if you are one of those people who has multiple jobs , you are always dancing a fine line between work and sleep. So how do you know if you have crossed the line?

Photo by Tambako the Jaguar


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