Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, August 24, 2015

Work Hard, Die Early

Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends. ... Analysis of data from 17 studies included nearly 529,000 men and women who were followed for an average of more than seven years. It found that those who worked 55 hours or more a week were one-third more likely to suffer a stroke than those who worked the standard number of hours.

And the longer hours people worked, the higher their stroke risk, the study found. Compared to those who worked a standard number of hours per week, the risk of stroke was 10 percent higher among those who worked 41 to 48 hours and 27 percent higher among those who worked 49 to 54 hours.
Workaholics, when you die, your kids, who barely knew you, can coast off of their lavish inheritance.


The New York Crank said...

There's an old Scottish saying that "Hard work never killed a man." I've heard it frequently quoted by leaders in a certain industry who weren't working nearly as hard as the underlings the quoted it to. Then, having shared this wisdom, they took off for an afternoon of golf. But of course, they were playing with clients. So it counted as "work."

Yours very crankily
The New York Crank

Nangleator said...

Can't even fight back with a class action suit, when your plaintiffs are all stiffs.

Old NFO said...

Yep, happens a lot in career military folks.

dinthebeast said...

I had been working 10 to 13 hour days for about three months straight in 2008 when I had my stroke. Also, the shifts started at midnight, which it turns out is another risk factor...

-Doug in Oakland