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Of course, it is not always so bad as that, but you know it often is, and I say 'tis a mockery to tell a man that he must not overwork his horse, for when a beast is downright tired there's nothing but the whip that will keep his legs a-going; you can't help yourself -- you must put your wife and children before the horse; the masters must look to that, we can't.
And he, who resolutely declined to die of overwork, saw to it that she should likewise escape so dire a risk.
Hardships and difficulties he had carried lightly; overwork had not exhausted him; but this dead calm of middle life which confronted him,-- of that he was afraid.
Dear" and "darling" were too terribly intimate for them to achieve quickly; and, unlike most mating couples, they did not overwork the love-words.
I only hope he won't overwork and get sick, as so many boys do," said simple Polly, with such a respectful belief in the eager thirst for knowledge of collegians as a class, that Tom regarded the deluded girl with a smile of lofty pity, from the heights of his vast and varied experience.
No one dared to tell him the dark predictions of the great oculist who came to look at them, and the boy tried to be patient, thinking that a few weeks of rest would repair the overwork of several years.
Several days later the brief announcement was made that he had gone away on a vacation to recover from the effects of overwork.
Seriously, there's no danger whatever for both of you but from overwork.
TV chef Rick Stein says overwork was to blame for the affair that led his first wife to slap his face in a packed restaurant.
Her findings reveal how overwork contributes to occupational segregation and stalled efforts to narrow the gender gap in white-collar workplaces.
Taipei, March 10, 2011 (CENS)--In the wake of the occurrence of several overwork deaths, the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) has decided to penalize employers or officials in charge for causing such incidents, reported Wan Ju-hsuan, minister of CLA yesterday (March 9).
6 million yen in damages to the parents of an employee who the court recognized as having died of overwork in 2007.