Coronavirus symptoms include back pain, shoulder pain, and your right arm now hanging at a weird angle.
Of course, none of these result directly from the virus. But they do result from a crappy desk setup. The fact is that Coronavirus is forcing many of us to work from home during the pandemic, and even for the foreseeable future now that employers are convinced we won't spend our time playing xbox and doing the dishes. So now, we're working on desks that were originally picked up off a hard rubbish pile and chairs that are either plastic, or folding, or both.
Even if we do go back to work sooner rather than later, maybe like me you have come to appreciate the benefits of working from home. If you're enjoying the ten-second commute from the breakfast table to the office. If you like the distraction-free environment, or having lunch from home, or the fact that you now no longer have to share a cubicle with the office sniffler (GARY, GET A TISSUE, DAMMIT). You might want to make this situation something more permanent. In that case, you'll need a space to do it.
Chris Plumridge is a freelance audio producer, voiceover artist and writer from Leongatha in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.