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RIP May Leong May 10, 2007

Posted by WishBoNe in Career, Emotions & Feelings, Health and Fitness, Holiday, Random Thoughts, Transport, Travel.

Here’s a little something to think about. We work so hard and long just to earn that trip to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe, etc. When we finally earn enough to pay for the bills or travel, we may not be healthy enough to enjoy it. An example is the recent case of May Leong aka Pink Mayflower who passed away due to overwork and DVT. It was really ironic that her last entry was about her health, see quote below.

I’ve got myself sick these few days. Had diarrhea last Thu, hurt my knee and was limping badly since last Sunday, had breathlessness since Wed & fainted after work on that day at my office lift lobby, knocked my head against the wall when I fainted, collapsed again last night at home. Now my chest feels really tight & breathing is really tough. Getting up & walk, I just feel like I’m carrying a heavy baggage of few hundred kilos & I’ll start to feel really weak & dizzy.

2 days after this last post, she passed away. May she rest in peace.

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1. - May 11, 2007

We are over worked and under paid. When a department is under staff, the others must put in extra effort to cover the same amount of work done.

Management just doesn’t realise that although the same amount of work is done, the staff are under alot of stress. Since the same amount of work is being done with 1 less pay check, they then decide that they can just cut cost and refuse to hire the extra man power.

It’s only when people start leaving or high MC rate which put the department in bad books then you start to see recuitment ads on the newspapers. By then it’s too late.

2. WishBoNe - May 11, 2007

That has been the case, I’ve seen it happened. The bottomline is always the priority. Seems that we forget that we’re only humans the higher the corporate level that we climb.

3. rob - June 4, 2009

Just came upon this post by chance.

Wow, is that really possible? To die from overwork?

That’s really sad.

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