09 July 2008

09July-ruling finds Japanese man died from overwork

"TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A Japanese labor bureau has ruled that one of Toyota's top car engineers died from working too many hours, the latest in a string of such findings in a nation where extraordinarily long hours for some employees has long been the norm.

The man who died was aged 45 and had been under severe pressure as the lead engineer in developing a hybrid version of Toyota's blockbuster Camry line, said Mikio Mizuno, the lawyer representing his wife. The man's identity is being withheld at the request of his family, who continue to live in Toyota City where the company is based."

and here I am sighing over going back to work after a week of vacation. I should be ashamed of myself.

...eh. I'll be ashamed of myself tomorrow. There's this book at which I've been pecking...I think I'll read me some of that...

Ruling Finds Japanese Man died from Overwork

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