Nurses, Waitresses and Hairdressers Stage Protests Against Standing Desks

December 1, 2014 9:37 PM

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At Christmas dinner, Barbara, who is a marketing executive, is regaling her family of nurses, waitresses and hairdressers on the thoughtfulness of her boss bringing in standing desks for the whole office. "Sitting, you see," she says, "is much harder on the body than standing. Now our whole office will have less health problems."

At this point her mother, a hairdresser for 45 years, who has edema in her legs and spider veins that rival any you've ever seen, her sister, a career waitress with severe sciatic pain, and her aunt, a nurse whose battles with plantar fasciitis have been epic, leave dinner to storm Barbara's office....

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