Court Rules: Desk Jobs are Deadly

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    N.J. court rules extended hours at desk job led to obese woman's death | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com

    What a shame. Obese people and others with potential health issues may have an even tougher time finding employment in NJ.

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    In Japan..skinny people die at their desks.
     
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    Good point. But I'm also wondering what "broader implications" this may have for people who work from home. Health and safety standards? Inspections? People get injured. They get sick. They die. It's sad but it's not always someone else's fault.
     
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    It's what she didn't do in her off time that killed her.
     
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    I agree. And also what she did. Birth control pills can cause blood clots. It's a risk women take.

    It just seems to me that at least in NJ, anyone can sue for anything, and they usually win. A lawyer's paradise.
     
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    She was obese and inactive. Her desk job didn't kill her; her lifestyle did.
     
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    Well not necessarily. My job use to require some 15 hours of sitting at a desk working on computer problems. No lunch break. 6 days a week..it was a data center migration.

    Was a little on the tough side.
     
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    That's a bit much. But someone working AT HOME certainly has the option of taking a break. I have a few friends who work from home. They run errands. They vacuum and do laundry. That's one of the benefits. This woman CHOSE to do it differently. Huge implications, if you ask me.
     
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    To me it doesn't sound like the desk job -- 3 days out of the week -- was the cause of the blood clot. How would you prove that the job was the cause anyway?

    She could have chosen to eat less and move more, but she did not.
     
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    Of course it isn't $.99 cheeseburgers and fries and potato chips and soda pop...nah...it's those damn desks.
     

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