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.


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


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

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


You’ll still eventually die


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