Dear Experts, I've been at a new job for 2 months now and my back is killing me. The chair I have to sit in is so uncomfortable. I've asked for something different but my boss said nothing is available. I brought in a pillow to sit on and my boss seems mad, as if I'm being dramatic. I've never had a back issue before. I'd like to propose buying my own chair to sit in, but I don't think my boss will like the idea. What can I do? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#351 Go find a good Chiropractor! Being free of pain is worth it, and insurance may cover it. (@JoshuaWaldman) Q#351 Getting injured is not what your company wants! Visit doctor & get note saying you need new chair. (@jtodonnell) Q#351 I would either use the pillow or buy my own. No use being in pain. Make sure you're moving around often! (@beneubanks) Q#351 I would visit the doctor and see if he can find an issue. Either way, have a frank on-on-one conversation with the boss. (@gradversity) Q#351 Prop 2 boss must show BENEFIT, allay concerns: delivery? reaction by other staff? liability? removal? (@juliaerickson) Q#351 UR health paramount. Present proposal to pay for UR own chair & purch on UR own time. Improved productivity. No whining. (@dawnbugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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