Standing desks?

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Hey all - do any of you use standing desks in the office? If so, how did you get one? I have one set up at home and I'd really like to ask HR to get one. Not sure if it's something they would be open to or if it's okay, as no one currently besides one MD on the floor has a standing desk. It would definitely help with blood circulation and keeping awake and overall productivity in general during the day lol.

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Dec 12, 2018

Yes, have one, love it. We have to get a doctor's note to get approval; that was straightforward to obtain.

At first nobody dared to do it, but then an MD got a standing desk, then like a waterfall, practically everyone else in our team got one too. Life's too short, if you're at a relatively large bank (i.e. not a 3 man boutique and will be out of your MD's pocket), just do it now and ask for forgiveness later, doesn't matter how it looks or if people are jealous / give you a hard time.

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Dec 12, 2018

i recall a bond sales guy at Morgan Stanley has one on the trading floor

just google it...you're welcome

Dec 12, 2018

all of our desks are standing desks. a lot of people use them, but personally I never liked it much. we have $1600 herman miller chairs so sitting was pretty comfortable for me.

Dec 12, 2018

Wow I bet that would definitely help prevent hemmorroids from sitting down in the office.

Dec 12, 2018

I'm planning on getting one pretty soon once I figure out how to request it.

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Dec 13, 2018

Looks to me like it would kill productivity if youre someone constantly busy and actually using your mouse/keyboard.

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Dec 13, 2018

What's a mouse?

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Dec 14, 2018

Dec 13, 2018

Guy in my team has a one that you can raise/lower so you can choose to sit or stand, used it a few times and it's pretty nice to stand. His does cost like $3-4k I think so doubt we'll all be getting them anytime soon.

Dec 13, 2018

I do at my new gig.

Old gig wouldn't buy them...so I sat for 7 years.

Everyone here has them. It's really nice to be able to stand at 2pm and beat the mid-afternoon lull or when the achy back is starting to act up.

Granted, we have the nice motorized ones where the whole desk space moves up and down, so I can still have my dual screens and keyboard/mouse move with it.

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Dec 13, 2018
BirdoInBoston:

I do at my new gig.

Old gig wouldn't buy them...so I sat for 7 years.

Everyone here has them. It's really nice to be able to stand at 2pm and beat the mid-afternoon lull or when the achy back is starting to act up.

Granted, we have the nice motorized ones where the whole desk space moves up and down, so I can still have my dual screens and keyboard/mouse move with it.

This does sound really awesome.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 13, 2018

I got the dual screens without the motorized desk - basically this is my setup:
https://www.varidesk.com/images/librariesprovider3...

Dec 13, 2018

This is what we have...it's either the Migration or Ology

https://www.red-thread.com/products/category/desks...

Dec 14, 2018

Had these as an intern, haven't had since. Definitely something companies should invest in, there has to be a company that makes these relatively cheap if you buy a large amount of them.

Dec 13, 2018

We have to request them and have an accompanying doctor's note. Any doc will write a note saying you would benefit from not sitting 10 hours a day...

At my BB they really don't care. The note is just to stop every other person from asking for one. They aren't always purchased new so I'm sure we got a bunch lying around somewhere.

Dec 14, 2018

The majority of us have gotten them as they renovate our floors. Ours are by Knoll and it has 2 pre-sets that you program yourself, for your preferred height when seated and when standing.

It's nice to have the variety, when my back is tight/achey, I prefer to stand. I see a lot of the analyts and associates like to activate the standing option when they're going over a pitchbook or model, much easier to look at a screen straight ahead then hunch over and around the one person that's seated.

At my previous gig at a law firm, there was a partner with a treadmill desk, that was truly funny to see, someone walking in place while typing away at a keyboard, LOL.

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Dec 15, 2018

I would like to try a treadmill desk, even if just for taking phone calls.

I do find standing desks impossible to work at, though.

Dec 18, 2018

Treadmill desks will be hard for you to work, based on what you said. I have a treadmill desk near my regular one and truthfully, it's hard to work on a model or anything substantial when you're going at full speed (not very fast; maybe 2 MPH). They're perfect for Internet browsing and rocking out to music, though!

Dec 14, 2018

Reminds me of that family guy thing

"Guy with standing desk gets car keyed--everyone a suspect"

Dec 18, 2018

sit-stand desk is a game changer. know some people who only do work standing now

Dec 19, 2018

definitely #long standing desks

thots and prayers

Dec 19, 2018

When I did an internship in the government everyone was faking back injuries to get standing desks

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Dec 19, 2018
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