Standing desks are becoming more popular in workplaces where employees would otherwise sit all day, but not everyone thinks a standing desk is right for them. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of using a standing desk.

PRO

Improves ability to talk about having a standing desk


Encourages more natural spinal curvature while staring at screen for eight continuous hours


Increases blood flow to your feet, where your best thinking is done


One step closer toward the ultimate dream of flying desks


Easy way to create illusion you actually give a shit about work


CON

Could wind up forgetting how to sit entirely


Might be happier not knowing how difficult it has become for you to stand up for longer than 30 minutes

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More visible target for office shooter


Eliminates satisfaction of leaning back in your chair with your hands behind your head after sending a killer email

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You’ll still eventually die