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Your employer is duty bound by law to provide you with a chair thats appropriate otherwise you could suffer health problems and sue them.....:-D

Hiding under a desk from SSIS Implemenation Work Crazy
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Joel Spolsky provides a great justification for spending to get a high quality chair.

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/FieldGuidetoDevelopers.html

Get the chair ... you deserve it
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At a prior job, I had a wonderfully comfortable $199 chair, but had to give it up when I went to management. The management chair was 3-4 times as expensive and felt like sitting on gravel. I fussed and fussed about that chair and should have just "lost" it one night.

Get what you think is comfortable. We spend too much time in the saddle to not be comfortable.

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Buy a new chair??? With hundreds of companies going out of business and still more laying off workers, you are going out and buying a new chair? Man, I am guessing that you also have champagne every morning with your company-supplied caviar!!! w00t

In these times the best thing to do for this challenge is find a used office furniture company. Where I live, we have a very popular used office furniture company that I have dealt with for decades now. Great guy, started as a small one truck business buying up used office furniture, and today he has grown to five stores throughout our two-state region!

A couple years ago he sold me two italian leather hi-back office chairs. 100 bucks each!! Very comfortable for those late afternoon naps! Of course, I have never figured out the "Italian leather" part of things - didnt know leather came in nationalities, but then, great chairs - and I didnt overpay for junk like you get at places I wont mention (like Staples and Office Depot, which I just didnt mention)...

In these times you need to shop for bargains and in office furniture, there are tons out there to be had. So cancel this afternoon's massage and spa treatment and do a little local shopping - there are great deals to be had. Cool

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When I started at my present job a year and a half ago, there was somewhat worn but still serviceable chair at my desk. "Replace that piece of crap," my new boss said, "get yourself something better." "Nah, it's fine," I replied, "it's comfortable if a bit ugly, but it works great. Why do I want to waste money to replace something that works OK?"

Move forward 6 months. I awake at night with a numb right arm, nearly immovable and unsensing from the bicep on down. Waving it around to restore pinched-off bloodflow does nothing, and I start wondering if this is some symptom of a heart attack. 10 minutes go by before I get much sensation at all, and the next day it's still not right.

I go to a doctor, a neurologist, etc., etc. I get thousands - yep, thousands! - of bucks of testing done before a doc with more brains than the rest starts grilling me about the timing of the onset of symptoms, after she explains I have a pinched nerve in my elbow. Had I noticed this earlier? Well, yes I had, in a milder form. When exactly? Well, several months before. What was going on in your life at that time? Uh, I started a new job and I ..... uh......

And it hit me. The old chair had unpadded, metal arms, and my natural position at the chair - with my elbow draped just off the edge of the chair's arm - put the inside of my elbow right against the thin, outside edge of the unpadded metal arm of the chair. DOH!

Bought a new chair immediately. Within 2 weeks, my arm was 80% better. Within 2 months, the tingling was virtually gone. As I sit and type this, my arm is fine.

Chairs matter. Better chairs could lower the total national health care budget! A better chair would have lowered my health care budget!!! :-D

I didn't spend a lot on my new chair, but you better believe I sat in every chair I considered purchasing and evaluated where my elbows would rest!

Yours,
Rich Mechaber
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So cancel this afternoon's massage and spa treatment and do a little local shopping - there are great deals to be had.


Blandry: The spa treatment comment had me rolling. Thanks. I should explain the irony. About every morning all the IT folks including myself go help pull products out of our sweaty warehouse for half hour to an hour to fulfill orders. Around here, we're not exactly what you could call pampered prima donnas.

But I get it. In these tough economic times...

Every time you hear that intro, you know you're in for it. In these tough economic times, I maybe shouldn't complain about sitting on a glorified plank of wood all day. But then if I go out, buy a chair, that will stimulate the economy ever so slightly and maybe speed the recovery.

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The chair at my current job is the best desk chair I have ever used. It's a Highmark Modela. It's got a mesh back, a fabric base, and padded armrests. I think it cost around $500. I wish I had the wherewithal to get one like it for home. There I use an Office Depot economy chair that I have had to repair on several occasions over the years. My advice is don't skimp on your chair.
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I have a chair too. I think it's blue. Yup, blue. Chairs aren't a big deal to me as long as they meet a certain minimum standard, and my standards aren't all that high. I'm 6' 4" so basically it has to be big enough and the arms can't be all ripped up and catching on stuff. I have found a blue one that works for me, so I'm good.

If you need a new chair I can't endorse the used market loudly enough. New office chairs are like sports cars, with a tremendous prestige value worked into the pricing and a precipitous value drop the moment it leaves the lot. There are lots of decent chairs out there pre-purchased by folks who are now out of business. Avail yourself of their sacrifice and give a good home to a good chair.

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Remember when requesting your new chair to use the word 'ergonometric'. It's a good 25 cent word for 'scientifically designed to make you more productive at lesser cost'. That's not the textbook definition of the word, but it's the practical definition.

rmechaber has it right - a good chair can save thousands in medical bills in the future. And not only the chair - if your workstation is properly designed, it helps prevent carpal-tunnel and a host of other maladies.

Any manager needs to hear ROI whether it's a new chair or a new server. Lower medical bills and higher productivity come from something as simple as a good chair.

By the way boss, since we mentioned a new server...

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