The part about the office desks/chairs is tue.

At my last job I had both a step-stool and a keyboard drawer, after some coercion. (I “liberated” the step-stool, and installed the keyboard drawer myself. They were provided in the design, but the taller people did not use them and sometimes had them removed.)

The worst thing was the conference rooms, where the chairs were generally not adjustable. The “professional engineer” obviously had a relationship with the vendor and used a cheap solution that “looked good”. No surprise about the company ignoring smaller people — I think management are frequently taller than average people, unless they are short entrepreneurs.

Restaurants also use chairs that are a bit too high in many cases, especially those horrible bentwood chairs. I complain, and never go back. Of course, they don’t want you to be too comfortable and linger!

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