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What are your home office must haves? I lateraled to a new firm that is giving me a $500 stipend for home office equipment, furniture, supplies, etc. But I can't use the stipend for anything they have already provided me (keyboard, mouse, dock, monitor). I do plan on getting a printer. Any other ideas?

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For neck pain

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Get a really comfortable office chair!

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Another monitor

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OP got one monitor. You realistically need two

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Ask them for another monitor, and spend the $500 on a chair

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32 inch curved monitor. Increases efficiency. Noise cancelling headphones

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THIS. I have a 32 inch curved monitor at home and I strongly prefer it to the dual monitor setup I have in the office. Much easier on my eyes/neck and you have more control over how you arrange multiple windows, which amounts to feeling like a lot more space

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Go get a Steelcase Gesture/Herman Miller Aeron. The former was standard issue at my first firm, and the latter standard issue at the firm I lateraled to. Both are very quality, and a quality ergo chair is absolutely essential if you’re spending 12+ hours a day at a desk. There’s a reason firms all pay a ton of money for these chairs, they reduce the risk of ergonomic issues (read:liability). I noticed a gigantic difference in posture/pain when the pandemic started, before I bought a used Aeron chair in exactly the same size as the one in the office. I would even dip to spend out of pocket to get one. Mine was used on Facebook Marketplace for 400 or so. Lots of offices have been selling them in masse due to office closures.

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My Herman Miller Cosm has been a total lifesaver. Totally agree.

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I have four monitors ngl

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Standing desk

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Second this

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Do you have a real desk? I don’t mean one of those garbage $99 ikea ones, I mean a heavy ass 6 foot wide wooden desk that you can spread out papers, multiple monitors, nick nacks/photos of your wife and kids, AND still have room to bang a secretary without knocking things over. They’re overpriced ($1k) to buy new without the corporate multi-buy discount, but get one secondhand on FB/CL for a few hundred bucks. Bankruptcy Auctions are another good place to score office furniture

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2nd monitor and Sonos speaker.

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VESA arms for your monitors. Or a nice ergonomic desk chair (see if they’ll let you cover the rest of the cost).

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good webcam for zoom/teams meetings

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Other ergonomic accessories like a keyboard wrist rest, monitor riser, etc. Extra ink and paper.

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Noise cancelling headphones

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Comfy chair, comfy footrest, desk organization, webcam, punching bag

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I second the footrest. I got a good ergonomic one off Amazon and it has made sitting at my desk so comfortable. I also got a squishy foam pad for the floor for when I’m standing. Also, a mouse pad with wrist support has been a huge game changer.

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Best ergonomic chair in the market. Go!

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