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All Apple employees now get standing
desks — and Tim Cook has said he
believes ´sitting is the new cancer´

Business Insider, by Kif Leswing

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/16/2018 3:39:20 PM

Most of what happens inside Apple Park, the iPhone company´s stunning new headquarters, is top secret. But Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed one new detail about the work environment: Everyone gets a standing desk. "We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it´s much better for your lifestyle," Cook said in a recent interview with The Carlyle Group´s David Rubenstein published on Wednesday. He then encouraged the billionaire financier to stand with him — just like a prominent feature on the Apple Watch. Cook has previously cited

I´m sure standing is good for some tasks, but not others. Liberals always opt for the across-the-board, one-size-fits-all approach to any ides.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 6/16/2018 3:52:26 PM     (No. 11665924)

The desks are adjustable; you can stand awhile, or sit. It´s their money, and spending on such things is a deductible business expense, which beats handing it over to the government to waste. A more pressing issue is how our absurd tax codes shape spending policies for businesses and individuals; a massive overhaul would be of great benefit to the nation, though to the detriment of all the tax attorneys and accountants who make money on this nonsense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: qwerty, 6/16/2018 4:01:14 PM     (No. 11665929)

We were made with a joint at the hip to be able to sit. I stand to walk to my car, unless I get a ride to it, in which case I sit.
I sit at my desk, I sit at the dinner table, I sit when I watch a movie. I stand when I´m in my shop doing a project.
I´d not work for a company that requires me to stand at my desk.
The "new cancer" is LIBERALISM.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: californiadude, 6/16/2018 4:02:30 PM     (No. 11665930)

What no "yoga breaks"!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mushroom, 6/16/2018 4:12:30 PM     (No. 11665935)

My dentist´s office went to standing desks for all the office workers. It lasted about a month.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/16/2018 4:22:12 PM     (No. 11665941)

I´m sure glad that I have done nothing to enrich Apple.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: arcady, 6/16/2018 4:22:16 PM     (No. 11665942)

Good for them, though I thought I read science already proved the purported benefits were illusory. A fool and his money, and all that I guess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dante, 6/16/2018 4:44:53 PM     (No. 11665947)

I tried an adjustable standing/sitting desk often advertised on TV, it was OK. Good posture is most important though. I´ve had lower back problems and I´ve found keeping straight with the shoulders directly above the hips means far more than sitting vs. standing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 6/16/2018 4:53:10 PM     (No. 11665952)

I slouch at my desk all the time. More comfortable.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mort, 6/16/2018 4:56:02 PM     (No. 11665953)

What I love is the employees never have a choice in these pathetically, pathetically, politically correct, liberal companies. Those who claim to be the most tolerant are the most authoritarian. Those who claim the mantle of liberty are the most obsessively anti-liberty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: vhs68, 6/16/2018 5:13:30 PM     (No. 11665956)

Hold on 1-sec #1. The standing desk would be considered a capital investment, and yes, is due for a write-off. However, the vendor will be making money and paying employees, who will all be paying taxes to the government. We just had a pretty nice overhaul of the tax system late last year. Let´s see how that works out over the next couple years.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 6/16/2018 5:19:46 PM     (No. 11665959)

#9, another new rule:

If an employee is standing and another employee stares at them for more than five seconds, they are in BIG trouble!

Cook is trying to be the new Steve Jobs. Unhinged and insane, but in charge.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 6/16/2018 6:01:52 PM     (No. 11665979)

My company moved into a new building a few months ago and we all have the adjustable desks. I love them, especially after lunch when standing helps keep me from slipping into a food coma. :D

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYbob, 6/16/2018 6:06:51 PM     (No. 11665982)

#11 unfortunately for everything Apple, Cook is no Jobs. In fact I think this leftist progressive gay dope will erode the insane Apple loyalty Jobs built in one decade.

While Cook decrees working positions for Apple employees the market wonders if Apple is still interested in making computers. Their line is aging fast and crammed down decisions to the consumer about 1 port that requires extra adapters to work in the real world, is hurting the core of Apple. They are putting more and more eggs in the iPhone and apps business. That business never changes overnight. Just ask Nokia.

Jobs revolutionized music by asking record labels if they want .99 cents for a song or do they want to watch Napster steal everything. They bought it and Apple took off as the business story of the century. Jobs also made a cell phone a portable computer with all kinds of new functions. Cook has none of that vision or understanding of marketing and design. He fell into the position because he was a good production/parts/inventory manager. The Peter Principle at work.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Crunchycon, 6/16/2018 6:11:28 PM     (No. 11665985)

I had a sit/stand desk for the last few years of my career and I loved it. My job included teaching online workshops; by standing during the session, it was more like a classroom for and my energy level was much higher. Hopefully, I was more effective.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 6/16/2018 6:31:35 PM     (No. 11665998)

Tim Cook is to Steve Jobs as Tiny Tim is to Segovia.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/16/2018 6:32:58 PM     (No. 11666000)

I don´t know if I ever revealed this before to this forum, but its been a good while since I worked at Apple. (Yes, you have used products I worked on if you have ever used an iPhone or iTunes). Several people I worked with used variable-level desks. It was always a strange experience going to discuss things with them when they were standing. But if they were more comfortable, good for them. I wish I had spent less of my life sitting in front of a computer, but standing while typing doesn´t work for me at all.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 6/16/2018 6:36:12 PM     (No. 11666006)

And of course employees who choose to remain seated their entire day will be shamed by the others and management.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 6/16/2018 6:57:06 PM     (No. 11666020)

A stand up desk? Where do you put your feet?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jjs, 6/16/2018 7:17:35 PM     (No. 11666033)

Someone should go in and start singing the national anthem. My guess is most would not stand at there desk for that.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 6/16/2018 7:23:16 PM     (No. 11666034)

I´m going to stand in my bed tonight and see how that goes...


NOTHING normal and traditional is EVER good enough for the left.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Merlin251, 6/16/2018 7:33:26 PM     (No. 11666036)

Tim Cook had better increase his legal team for the flood of lawsuits that he is about to help generate. Section 508 of tyhe people with disabilities act carries a lot of weight in court!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: annie xango, 6/16/2018 8:27:55 PM     (No. 11666059)

as long as you can sit..which these are..if not it would be a disaster. especially people like me with back issues who cannot stand for any length of time..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 6/16/2018 8:52:51 PM     (No. 11666071)

I had one of these adjustable desks when I worked for Directory Assistance before we had cell phones. They are actually quite nice to use. Varying your position is not only better for your back, by it gives you a new view of your work environment as well. Good on Mr. Cook, and I am surprised that it took them so long to get those desks. They have been around for decades.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/16/2018 9:27:44 PM     (No. 11666094)

#2 the hip joint is so we can squat.
The chair, other than for ceremonial purposes is a very recent development. It has created a bunch of people so physically disabled that they can´t squat down with their head up and back straight and pick up a coin set between their heels. Once a person becomes that disabled back pain and other maladies set in.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Newtsche, 6/16/2018 11:14:28 PM     (No. 11666162)

I think that was a line from John Lennon´s silly song -- "Imagine there are no chairs..."

A tear comes to my eye thinking about it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pchristopher, 6/17/2018 12:53:46 AM     (No. 11666196)

Standing all the time will hurt your back and feet...it does mine. This guy is an idjit.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 6/17/2018 10:40:55 AM     (No. 11666493)

Standing desks were offered to everyone at my agency, I refused. I have Muscular Dystrophy. I have enough trouble standing up as it is. I´m certainly not going to stand up to work all day.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 6/17/2018 10:19:43 PM     (No. 11667124)

Tim’s position of choice is probably on all fours. Crude, I know. Sorry.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter, 6/17/2018 11:25:58 PM     (No. 11667148)

It isn´t standing...it is Apple that is the cancer! Little men who think they own the world are the problem! But, that is capitalism and we must put up with them due to the alternatives... If my boss tells me to stand, I´m going to sit! I´m a consultant and don´t have to tolerate their B.S.! You are paying a lot of money for my services, not my soul!

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif — From Malibu to Santa Cruz, wealthy people are blocking access to California’s publicly owned beaches. And no group has fought the public longer than the gated community of Hollister Ranch, about 130 miles north of Los Angeles. For more than 36 years, residents there have spent millions of dollars on lawyers and lobbyists to bar the hoi polloi from an 8.5-mile-long beach adorned with several coves. In May, after more than four years of litigation over public access to the beach, a settlement was announced between the ranch cooperative, on one side, and the California Coastal Commission

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