||01-03-2013 04:50 AM
My husband's been standing at work for nearly a year. Right after we moved here, he had trouble getting his new work to authorize a standing-desk, and it was agony for him.
They even make treadmill desks, for people like me for whom standing would be BAD. (Prolonged standing agravates my knees in a way that walking does not. I bring a wheelchair to go to the museum or zoo -- but I'll take a hike or a long walk and be fine.)
At home, for now, at least, he kneels on a meditation-bench, with his keyboard and monitor set up at knee- and hip-height, respectively. (The top of his monitor comes JUST to the top of my hip, when I stand next to it.)
Gretalyn, if you're looking at new desks, my husband uses a Kangaroo Pro, which converts a "normal" desk into a standing station. He can lower it to sit, if he needs to for any reason. He really loves this desk. The "pure" standing-stations can be extremely pricey, and some of them look great but don't work very well. At his old office, a co-worker had one, and the monitor rattled badly every time he typed. Just something to keep in mind, as you're looking at models. :)
Standing at work seems to be contagious. At his old office, someone ELSE started it, which inspired my husband (who'd been fighting for a chair that didn't kill his back) and others... By the time he left, around 1/3 of their developers were standing -- and vastly preferring it.
Now, at his new job... Well, he's from California, you know, and they're all a little odd out there... But a few people ARE intrigued. I can see the snowball starting to roll, again!