I have an office chair-related brain hurt, but one that turned out well. I moved offices about 6 months ago - same company, entirely new building. The chair at my desk was the reject chair for the area, as anything good from the desk had been harvested immediately after the previous employee left. I was allowed to bring all the electronic peripherals from my previous desk, but chairs are Not To Be Moved Ever.
So I ask, what are the chances I can order a new chair? I'm told zero chance, money is tight, chairs are a hot commodity, but maybe I can try the in-house ergonomics people and see about getting a special ergo-friendly chair. Well, because I'm lazy and only was in the office once or twice a week, I put it off for a month or two.
Then I walk in one day and find that the powers that be had set up about 20 student carrel-sized work areas along the hallway with brand new chairs
! Why, I don't know since even if we had any new employees arriving, there were actual desks still available (with crummier chairs than mine). And the carrel spots are about 3 feet wide with not even minimal privacy, just enough room to set up a laptop, so really not a desirable work location anyway.
But guess how long it took for every single one of those new chairs to magically turn into old reject chairs?
And 4 months later, not a single person has ever been seen working at the carrel spots.