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So today I went shopping for furniture for my new home office since I’ll be spending time in it now working my new remote work from home pharmacist jobs.
I’ll get into how I went about the job hunting process when I was looking for these telepharmacy positions in another post but this one will be about the more ground level, behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into working from home.
Ikea Oh Ikea…
Hate is a strong word, and quite frankly I can’t say I hate something inanimate but I will say this…
I strongly dislike Ikea.
I know, I know… Why go there if I don’t like that store?
Working from home presents it’s own set of challenges, and the one I find to be most concerning is the sedentary nature of the work. There will be a lot less physical activity during my work day so I have to incorporate more opportunities for movement during the day.
So I decided to search for standing desks and treadmill desks so that I have an alternative to sitting down for long periods of time during my work day.
Unfortunately, my trip to Ikea was a major fail and I literally ran out about 10 minutes after running around the rat maze (trap) that is Ikea.
I also checked out a local Office Depot but the pickings were so slim, it was pretty much almost a waste of time.
Back To Shopping Online
I try to support local brick-and-mortar businesses as much as I possibly can because, as much as I like online shopping, I really don’t want the big online behemoths to completely annihilate physical stores… But with such limited choices in physical stores, I had to resort to checking out the offerings on Amazon and Wayfair.
If you work in a regular office environment (not a typical pharmacy) you’ve probably seen these. They’re a good alternative to sitting all day long because you burn more calories standing than sitting.
Here are the ones I’m focusing on right now:
Versa-Desk – $349.99
FlexiSpot Riser – $279.99
The Versa-Desk has automated control buttons so I don’t have to manually raise and lower it while the FlexiSpot requires muscle power to raise and lower it. Both only hold one computer monitor at the lower-end models so in order to get one that fits at least two computer monitors I’ll have to pony up and spend more.
I actually saw a pretty good one which had great lumbar support at Office Depot and the price, surprisingly, is the same online as it is in the store, and to sweeten the deal, Office Depot is offering free assembly this Memorial Day weekend so it’s a win-win… I get to shop locally and they get to make a sale!
RealSpace Calusa Mesh Chair – $199.99
Do YOU work from a home office now? What type of furnishings do you have in yours?
Let me know in the Comments section below.