This is a much more common story than one thinks, and it upsets me that it’s only talked about when people end up dying. Most people I know, as well as myself, work 60-70 hour weeks and go 2-3 weeks without days off. Overwork is more common than anyone really acknowledges, and it becomes debilitating after awhile. Personally, I have been forced to work as many as 90 hours a week at times, and it drives you to the breaking point. Employers take advantage of The looming threat of being replaced to work us to the bone, then pay us just enough to stick around. It’s shameful.