- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’m so frustrated with my work right now and I’m pretty sure they are in the wrong on this, but I can’t seem to find the info that I’m looking for. The issue is this: The store is being remodeled and the desk area that I’ve been working at for years is being moved and changed. One of the biggest changes is that they are taking away the chair that’s at the desk. Honestly I can make due without it, but the problem that I AM having is that the desk is one that is made for sitting. Trying to stand at it and write up a schedule or repackage items (meaning that I have to actually use the surface of the desk) is causing me to basically end up in a hunched over position. Anyone have any links to info that shows this is unsafe for employees and can end up causing back injuries or other problems?
Several of us (actually I think all of us) have mentioned the problem to various managers, but all of them keep glossing over the fact that the desk is just simply not the right height to forbid at least minimal chair use. I’ve told them point blank that I don’t care if they ever put a chair back there but if they don’t then they need to raise the desk. They aren’t listening. I’m hoping that if I bring in printed evidence that it’s not ergonomically safe that maybe they will do something before we have to call in the OSHA big guns. Anyone that can help me?