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    Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Crazy Japanese.... this guy was working 80 hours of overtime a month!


    I never want to live in Asia....

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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    That's only like 60 hours a week. My summers in college, I worked like 55 hours a week.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Crazy Japanese.... this guy was working 80 hours of overtime a month!


    I never want to live in Asia....

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    80 hours of OT per month???..... that's only 60/week on average and it killed him??? WTF? I have gone for months working 60-72/week and I know people that work 60-70/week year round. I had a streak once where I worked 80-85 weekly for a couple of months..... it sucked, but the money was great, especially at the obscene contractor rate I was getting at the time.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    I stayed 20 minutes late last night and had to have 2 beers when I got home. To top it off, we only had busch light in the fridge and that was because a neighbor left them at our place after a bbq. You people work too much. Life is short. When I'm old I'm gonna look back on a sweet life and lots of memories away from work.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    To top it off, we only had busch light in the fridge and that was because a neighbor left them at our place after a bbq.
    Sure, likely story.

    I have worked 6 days a week 10 hours a day before for an extended period (3 Months +) and while it did indeed suck I managed to survive. I would not like to do it again but I know I could if push came to shove.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    I'm buying a Toyota now, their employees are dedicated...



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    I've worked 60 hours a week too but my job wasn't particuarely high stress...


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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Maybe he was in charge of the Prius Sportification Project. Sorry I just hate the looks of that thing.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I stayed 20 minutes late last night and had to have 2 beers when I got home. To top it off, we only had busch light in the fridge and that was because a neighbor left them at our place after a bbq. You people work too much. Life is short. When I'm old I'm gonna look back on a sweet life and lots of memories away from work.

    I'm with you on this one Dosry... only reason I worked 60 hours a week is so when the fall came I could work less and still go to road games. Work should be a means to support your life, not be your life. You can't take it with you when you go


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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    I have been working atleast that much doing flood cleanup for about a month now. I even had to cancel a trip for a flyin fishing trip to Canada I am supposed to be on right now
    But I make up for it in the winters



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    This is actually a repost, but I'm too lazy to find the original.

    60 hours a week is a slow week for me. I often go 3 or 4 months at a time working 90+ hours a week. That's 12-13 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    When I was in Iraq, I averaged 16 hours a day for a YEAR.

    Sounds like some Japanese workers need to learn how to ruck up and drive on, if you ask me....

    Wimps....


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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyclone4 View Post
    I'm buying a Toyota now, their employees are dedicated...
    Yes, but they are apparently all in poor health and very tired...



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Its common that North Slope oil employees work 13 or 14 hour days 7 days a week. Many work this type of schedule, "two weeks on and then one week off."

    And when I owned my own company I worked 12 hour days seven days a week for quite a number of years.


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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    I once worked a billion hrs/week for a millennium. Awesome. Some people work long hours... not impressing me.



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    Re: Toyota Engineer dies from working too much

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I once worked a billion hrs/week for a millennium. Awesome. Some people work long hours... not impressing me.
    Well, dang it! The whole reason I've worked long hours was to impress you, too....

    Just goes to show you; best laid plans and all that....


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