Question of the Week

Do you work seated at a desk in an office? If not, why not?

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This week, the California Supreme Court interpreted a state wage order to mean that “all working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats,” ruling against defendants such as CVS Pharmacy Inc. and Wal-Mart.

And the April issue of the ABA Journal notes how Buchanan Ingersoll’s Florida office is now offering stand-up desks to anyone who wants them.

“Sitting at a desk all day long is considered the next smoking,” said Rhea Law, chair of Buchanan Ingersoll’s Florida offices.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Do you work seated at a desk in an office? Upright at a standing or treadmill desk? Lying down? Do you have your own office or cubicle, or do you work in a shared space? Are you in your ideal workspace situation? If not, how would you change it?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: The Bluebook: Tell us how you really feel, readers

Featured answer:

Posted by MJ: “I stopped using The Bluebook about a month ago. Now I use the 2014 edition of [the Association of Legal Writing Directors Guide to Legal Citation]. It’s about the same size as The Bluebook, but that’s because it actually explains the rules, and gives multiple examples of each citation. I don’t see myself ever going back.”

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