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  • Shannon Brame

    April 6, 2005 at 1:55 pm

    I need to buy an new edit chair and I can’t convince my boss I need the aeron chair. So I need a chair that is low on static and high on comfort. Any advice?

    thanks to all

  • Mark Suszko

    April 6, 2005 at 4:50 pm

    I was always a fan of the “Balans” type chair, the kind where you are semi-kneeling and there is no back at all because the posture it puts you into doesn’t require it. There are many cheap knockoffs of these, usually done in low quality wood, some have casters on the bottom. The real deal is height-adjustable. They do look weird, and are awkward if you need to roll around the suite a lot.

    I used to have plenty of back problems, and they all disappeared after I got a new mattress and box spring, super-firm.

  • Chris Bové

    April 11, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    You’re allowed a… chair?

    Aeron!
    Aeron!
    Aeron!
    Aeron!
    https://www.officedesigns.com/officedesigns/hermilaercha.html

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    \`(=)`/…Pixel Monkey
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  • Shannon Brame

    April 11, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    Hence my question. I know aeron is best..I want on…but the boss man said no. I need to get out of my present “task chair” it is super uncomfortable and a static nightmare!!!

  • Mark Suszko

    April 11, 2005 at 5:05 pm

    So buy it yourself. I mean, put it on your credit card and buy it: check with a real accountant, but I’m pretty sure you can deduct this off your next year’s income taxes if you itemize, and it always stays at your place of work. Either as a business expense or maybe a health expense (you might be able to put it on your boss’s health plan, that would stick it to him!). Put your own name on it and a serial number, keep records to prove its yours so it comes with you if you leave. Meanwhile, look up some ergonomics advisory sites, you might have other issues like desk and monitor height, that are contributory factors to your discomfort.

    Your boss is not very caring about his employees to fight you over a good task chair, when you’re spending so much time in it making him money. have you looked for used ones on Ebay and the like? Many office furniture supply companies have sales to clear out blems, scratch-and-dents or used/repo’d furniture, perhaps you can score a deal there…

    One other way to go might be to skip a chair altogether, edit standing up, like Walter Murch does. This may not be possible if the desks/cabinetry and etc. are locked into a sitting setup. I knew one other guy besides Murch that edited standing up, but that was because they had literally no room to sit down: the editing gear was all put into a standing rack along with decks and routers, and the bay was too narrow for anything like a console, so he edited every day, standing up, holding a wacom tablet in the crook of his arm, a stylus int he other, leashed by the wacom’s 4-foot cable to the rack. So I guess you could have it worse?;-)

  • Chris Bové

    April 11, 2005 at 7:18 pm

    Boss said no to Aeron? Probably a budgetary thang.

    Here’s what I’d do:
    Opt 1) Place your current chair outside the edit bay, under a sign on the wall that reads Client’s Waiting Room. When your boss comes in to inquire, have him/her find you cutting away pearched on your trusty orange 5 gal. Home Depot bucket. I don’t know if it’ll work, but you’re sure to get the point across.

    Opt 2) Complain of numb wrists to your family practicioner and have your HR rep demand he/she foot the bill.

    Opt 3) Amvets – a big shaggy LazyBoy

    Opt 4) anything here (seriously) https://www.allsteeloffice.com/products/seating/ergo/prod_seat_ergo.asp

    ______
    /-o-o-\
    \`(=)`/…Pixel Monkey
    `(___)

  • Chris Bové

    April 11, 2005 at 7:19 pm

    Boss said no to Aeron? Probably a budgetary thang.

    Here’s what I’d do:
    Opt 1) Place your current chair outside the edit bay, under a sign on the wall that reads Client’s Waiting Room. When your boss comes in to inquire, have him/her find you cutting away pearched on your trusty orange 5 gal. Home Depot bucket. I don’t know if it’ll work, but you’re sure to get the point across.

    Opt 2) Complain of numb wrists to your family practicioner and have your HR rep demand he/she foot the bill.

    Opt 3) Amvets – a big shaggy LazyBoy

    Opt 4) anything here (seriously) https://www.allsteeloffice.com/products/seating/ergo/prod_seat_ergo.asp

    ______
    /-o-o-\
    \`(=)`/…Pixel Monkey
    `(___)

  • Oliver Peters

    April 13, 2005 at 11:50 pm

    Actually the Aeron might not be as expensive as you think. Check out:
    http://www.sitforless.com

    Sincerely,
    Oliver

    Oliver Peters
    Post-Production & Interactive Media
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

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