The Game of Thrones
Every day, I go to the office and happily sink into my office chair. It’s the classic swivel type with lumbar support and nice armrests. A lovely tweed fabric, it calms me throughout the day with its soothing shade of purple. And it’s pretty much standard issue throughout the building.
No one gets too excited about their chairs in my current company. But over the years I’ve worked with people who moaned and cried and practically threatened to tear the purchasing staff apart limb-by-limb if they couldn’t order the “Executive Office Chair.” Leather, chrome trim (not brass), built in wet bar – you know the drill. Folks who truly believed that the height, width and luxuriousness of their office chair signified their status and power in the company and allowed them to run their very own kingdom from the cozy confines of their cubicle/office. “Poor Joe…we may both be Billing Support Clerks but he’s got a standard issue faux-leather chair while I’ve got the super deluxe model with genuine pleather!”
I’ve sat at a desk with a metal folding chair. I’ve used a plastic chair. Once upon a time, my official work station consisted of a school desk(circa 1955) with a wooden chair. I’ve never attempted the ‘exercise ball as office chair’ because I’m afraid I might hurt myself.
What do you sit on at work? Does it matter?
And more importantly, do you have co-workers who like to play the game of Thrones?