An overworked HSBC manager has gone viral on LinkedIn after sharing a near-death experience he had recently.
Last week, Jonny Frostick, a 45-year-old contractor in the United Kingdom who manages over 20 employees working on regulatory data projects, detailed a heart attack he suffered one Sunday afternoon.
The first thing that occurred to the HSBC Holdings Plc contractor was: “I needed to meet with my manager tomorrow, this isn’t convenient.”
Then he thought about funding for a project, his will, and finally, his wife.
Frostick, who manages more than 20 employees working on regulatory data projects, chronicled his near-death experience in a viral LinkedIn post that had been viewed almost 8 million times,with over 219,000 reactions and 11,400 comments.
The 45-year-old Briton is the latest financial employee to weigh in on the work-till-you-drop culture during a pandemic that’s obliterated the lines between office and home life for droves of workers.
“Whereas before I would finish sensibly anywhere between five and half six, I’d be finding myself there on a Friday at 8 o’clock at night exhausted, thinking I need to prep up something for Monday and I haven’t got time, and I started then to actually work weekends,” Frostick said in a phone interview from his home in Dorset. “That’s my responsibility. I think that was probably for me where it was those blurring of boundaries.”
I’m generally reflecting, reading a little and resting,” he said.He said he hadn’t expected the post to “hit home” and was pleased that it seemed to help people.Still, he doesn’t blame HSBC for his health problems and is bullish about future prospects
A spokesperson for HSBC told a news portal: “We all wish Jonathan a full and speedy recovery.”
“The response to this topic shows how much this is on people’s minds and we are encouraging everyone to make their health and well-being a top priority,” the spokesperson said.