Standing Desks in Office????

So WFH has made me realize just how life-changing standing desks are for me (maybe because the quality of my chair but I doubt it). I get way too much discomfort/restlessness/pain in my home chair.

My question is with now things heading back to the office, do banks have standing desks at all? I would highly doubt by default any bank has them and I'm guessing I would have to somehow request one? I'm not even sure who to ask, but more importantly being a new first analyst this might make me stand out in a bad way?

I obviously don't have much social capital or anything yet at the firm and being the only person with a standing desk might not be a good look? I'm kind of desperate for a solution as I don't think I will be able to work for many hours sitting in the chair.

Please any help

Comments (28)

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Sep 14, 2021 - 10:50pm

How's the JEF NY physical office? I heard it got remodeled during COVID.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 14, 2021 - 11:33pm

Okay sounds like more banks than I thought have them, but still haven't seen my place be mentioned. Let's hope this becomes more of a norm in the industry because nothing good can come from sitting in a chair 12+ hours a day healthwise

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Sep 15, 2021 - 12:50am

At a bank which has standing desks all across.

I was just an intern but honestly standing desks make such a big difference in my attentiveness. I would stand up and work every time I was on a long ass call or after my lunch/dinner or late at night, all times when I would be really drowsy. Standing up instantly kicked out all the sleepiness.

  • VP in IB - Cov
Sep 15, 2021 - 1:07am

What bank doesn't have them at this point?  My last few banking jobs all had standing desks.

If you are at some janky regional boutique that doesn't have them, just get a Varidesk.

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Sep 15, 2021 - 10:01am

Everyone at EVR has one

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Sep 16, 2021 - 9:21pm

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