A Los Angeles woman died in her cubicle at work last week, but her body wasn't discovered until the following day, local police said.
The body of Rebecca Wells, 51, was found slumped over on her desk by a security guard at the Los Angeles County Department of Internal Services on Saturday, L.A.'s KTLA-TV reported.
"I came in Saturday to do a little work, and I saw them when they were taking her out," co-worker Hattie Robertson told the station.
Police were not sure when or how Wells died, but said it was likely she died some time Friday.
Co-workers told detectives the last time they saw Wells was at around 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning, and police suspect that all of her colleagues left the office for the weekend without seeing her at her desk.
Wells went to USC and worked as a compliance auditor at department, co-workers told KTLA-TV. She had recently become a grandmother.
"She was always working. Always working," a co-worker told the station.
Medical examiners were working to establish a cause of death and do not suspect any foul play.
She was always working.
She literally died at work in her little cubicle.
No one noticed that she was dead for over 24 hours.
Got to love that kind of workplace where no one notices you're dead at your desk for over 24 hours.
This is the New Feudal Order crystallized - always working, work until you're dead, no one notices or cares that you're gone.
Just keep the other employees away while the coroner is doing his job and carting the body out.
I bet this story made Cathie Black smile.
She always says you have to move the "survivors" to another area of the building while the dead are being carted off to the morgue.