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An Ode to My Office Chair | Monthly Poll

By SRAI News posted 06-12-2020 12:00 AM


An Ode to My Office Chair | Monthly Poll

After two weeks of working from my not so fabulous dining chair, I was inspired to write the poem below. After three weeks of working from home, I was seriously considering purchasing a fancy desk chair from Amazon that had an unreliable delivery estimate...and for which I have zero space in my small apartment. Two and half months into this quarantine and I've found that my favorite place to work from is the big oversized armchair that we refer to in my household as the "Tenure Chair" purchased to replicate the long-hours-studying-in-a-coffee-shop vibe. But even my "favorite" chair, that I worked happily from twice a month for the previous couple of years and spent hours in while working on my master's degree, gives me a crick in the neck and puts my feet to sleep after days and days of proposal submissions. And so I wistfully await being reunited with my office chair...

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Authored by Heather Brown, Grants and Contracts Manager 
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
1 comment



06-16-2020 02:44 PM

I love this! It didn't take long for me to realize my dining room chair wasn't helping my back any. Thankfully, my boss let me pack up my office chair and take home for a few weeks. I'm now back in the office part-time, and I'm realizing how much else I've missed! Of course, I'm now back to the painful dining room chair during the part-time I'm still at home. I have also thought about investing in a nice chair at home!