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HSBC manager goes viral trying to inspire people to fix work-life balance after stress-related heart attack

Indy 100 logo Indy 100 22/04/2021 Sandra Salathe

In a LinkedIn post that has gone viral, an HSBC manager in the UK is promising to alter his work-life balance and try to inspire others to do the same after suffering a stress-related heart attack.

On Sunday, when Jonathan Frostick sat down to prepare for the week ahead at work, he suffered a heart attack that left him reexamining his life.

In the post, which has garnered 200,000 reactions on LinkedIn, Frostick said he wouldn’t spend “all day on Zoom anymore” and planned to reorganize his approach to work. 

“I’m really not going to be putting up with any s*** at work ever again — life literally is too short,” he said, alongside a picture from his hospital bed following the heart attack,” he said.

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Frostick wanted “every day to count for something at work,” or he would change his role. 

While responding to comments online, Frostick said he’s “pleased” that his post “has seemingly helped a lot of people.” 

When addressing Frostick’s post, a spokesperson for HSBC said: “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 wellbeing a top priority,” HSBC added.

HSBC is a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in Europe, serving 40 million personal, wealth and corporate customers worldwide.

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