Our latest Upstanding Citizen, John, is a CrossFit Instructor at CrossFit Advanced in Easton, Pennsylvania. John finds himself the target of an office prank.
“I recently took it upon myself to raise my desk/”workstation pod.” Part of the Herman Miller “Resolve” workstation series, the desk and accessories are highly interchangeable and can be easily adjusted for height. With a price tag that is easily in the $1,000+ range (nevermind the $400 chair that is now relegated to the corner), you would think the workstation would adjust to standing level. Not so! The telescopic legs stopped short, leaving me to use whey protein containers (yea, I know, 20 lashings for not being strict paleo) as structural supports.
The whole situation left my coworkers amused to say the least (especially considering the workstation next to mine is shared by a colleague who seems to tolerate the shortened hip flexors more than myself.
I was away for travel the other week, and my coworkers found it amusing to do just the opposite and lower the desk to a floor sitting level. [See picture below.]
Granted, I enjoy the “paleo-chair” idea of squatting just as much as the next guy, but I can’t tolerate that more than 10 minutes at a time! After a few laughs and embarrassing pictures I was able to easily convince them to restore the desk to it’s prior protein canister-assisted height.”
Standing desks are so six months ago — I need to get me a squat desk. John, for the workplace harassment you have suffered at the hands of sedentary co-workers, you are truly an Upstanding Citizen. You can see past installments of Upstanding Citizen here.