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    the problem with the cushion is it can't move with you and is going to be hard to keep wedged in where it can help you. You want an ergonomic chair that is crafted to work with your spine.

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    Man, I’ve heard of employers being unreasonable about stuff, but this takes the cake.

    Either take in a letter from your doc or quit. And tell her exactly why you quit.

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    SiouxQ I completely support your need for another chair.

    But this discussion brings back to me so many managerial issues of my employees, their chairs, their complaints about their chairs, my work toward appeasing these concerns, buying and budget issues ( both largesse and constraints). Thank god I am no longer in the workforce. These “chair” experiences were truly the squeeze of middle management. I do not thank you for reminding me! Haha

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    Surely your boss could find a suitable chair if she wanted to--the right boss might even consider it a challenge--but it's apparently too much trouble. A doctor's note would be worth a try; I wouldn't cripple myself for a job if I had choice in the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Surely your boss could find a suitable chair if she wanted to--the right boss might even consider it a challenge--but it's apparently too much trouble. A doctor's note would be worth a try; I wouldn't cripple myself for a job if I had choice in the matter.
    Ok you have forced me to tell one of many tales of office chairs.

    We were doing major renovations to my department and spending ungodly amounts of money on stupid pod furniture. One of my employees brought a note from her doctor that she needed a chair that did “XYZ.” I gave the note to our interior designer and let her go figure out what chair would meet those specs. Months later all the furniture came in and the special chair arrived.


    And here the employee was unhappy because she hadn’t been consulted in what kind of chair she could sit in. Geez, She gave very specific instructions and those instructions were met. What she didn’t understand is that there’s no such thing as us being able to go to the marketplace and bring in chairs that meet requirements XYZ to bring in as test chairs. She really had no idea how many people bent over backwards to meet her stated requirements.
    It wasn’t a matter of lack of money, it was a matter of no availability.

    Meanwhile, in that deal, we were buying Herman Miller chairs. We were the first ones of anyone I know to have the $1000 Herman Miller chairs back in the mid 1990’s. Your tax dollars at work. They came in different sizes and there was always the problem of buying a chair in size A for employee #1 that didn’t work when that employee left our employment and employee #2 took over.

    Did I express how happy I am that I’m no longer working!???

    In one of these office renovations I reluctantly gave up my World War II era solid oak desk for a modern monstrosity of fiber board, , but I did it because I knew it would stick out like a sore thumb when I was replaced.

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    Sounds very unreasonable to me not to allow an employee to be comfortable while they are stuck on their butts making money for you. Makes me realize how fortunate I was working at a multi million dollar endowed university department where money flowed freely and any discomfort was taken care of without question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebittybobby View Post
    Attachment 4884Attachment 4884Okay----here's some REAL old-fashioned Comfort. Maybe your employeer should supply you with THIS, so you'll appreciate what you had before. Yup.Attachment 4883
    Bobby: We kids do not find this helpful. Nooo thankkks.

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    Since she doesn't want you to bring in a new chair, bring in a bean bag.

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    BAD chair 1.jpg

    Here is this bad boy! I'm sitting on it right now, grr...

    PS: I have no idea how to turn the photo so it is upright!

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    My butt hurts just looking at your picture SiouzQ!

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