The Carper

Man has stroke, lies in office for 5 days by Dutch
November 1, 2012, 10:30 am
Filed under: Current Events

PORTLAND, Maine (AP)A computer specialist had a stroke in his office but wasn’t discovered until five days later, then died at a hospital, relatives and authorities said Wednesday.

David Norton, 45, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He died Oct. 15 at Maine Medical Center.

Norton had a stroke the Friday before Columbus Day and was found in his locked office by USM police the following Wednesday after a co-worker reported he’d missed a meeting and couldn’t be reached, said Norton’s mother, Linda Norton, of Kingfield.

Closed door policy’s are a death sentence.  I swear I’ve said that at least 5 times before.  That’s one the biggest dickhead moves in the business world, constantly having your door closed.  Free flow of ideas is essential in any business and David Norton paid the ultimate price.  It’s not even like the guy was important enough to have a closed door policy.  One meeting in 5 days?  Ok buddy, we’ll give you your privacy to play world of warcraft and skyrim.

Seriously though, is that the worst way to go or is that the worst way to go.  You slave away in your office prison only to die there because no one even notices you’re gone.  If that isn’t the definition of office life, I don’t know what is.


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