Workalicious reader Paul writes in:
I'm a graphic designer for a small advertising startup in Rochester NY, and recently I had to move into a new office, which didn't have any furniture in it. In lieu of a shiny new desk (which my boss had been procrastinating on buying for me) I took matters into my own hands and assembled my own desk out of found/recycled materials from around the office.
The materials include a sandwich sign leftover from the previous tenant, a few unused boards, and (clearly) a lot of styrofoam packing material, from the telecom/satellite company we rent office space from.
I give Paul an A for inginuity and determination, and I'm afraid I give his boss a big F for not providing his workers with the decent work tools that a chair and desk represent. He is hereby sentenced to reading the entire content of Workalicious and getting his thinking revised. Come on everybody, pitch in the comments and let Paul's boss know he should do the right thing.