TikToker goes viral after being forced to stand at job for 8 hours
A girl has gone viral after alleging that her boss took his staff’ chairs away, forcing them to face for the eight-hour workday — just because “it seems higher.”
The TikToker, who goes solely by Annie, posted the video to her modest 170 followers late final month. Nonetheless, she’s simply now going viral for claiming that her ex-boss took away her chair, whereas additionally claiming within the feedback that she was forbidden to make use of the toilet — or her cellphone — which prompted her to give up the job.
The clip, wherein Annie doesn’t reveal her career, place of employment or boss’ identify, exploded this week with greater than 290,400 views as of Wednesday afternoon.
Annie stated within the feedback that she didn’t have an issue standing whereas on the clock as long as she was truly doing one thing.
“I’d be superb if I had stuff to do however like simply standing doing nothing all day? No break,” quipped Annie.
A number of commenters have been fast to blast Annie’s former unnamed employer.
“I labored at a manufacturing facility on a line packing meat and so they actually stated ‘don’t sit it seems unhealthy,’” stated one irate person, whereas one other chimed in: “WHO’S LOOKING?”
“I’ve degenerated discs in my again now from standing at work for too a few years/hours,” revealed one notably ticked-off TikTok commenter. “It’s b/s. Prospects actually don’t care for those who sit.”
“I’m 6 months pregnant and standing for lengthy intervals of time hurts my toes, plus I really feel faint after I do,” chimed in a 3rd person. “My supervisor informed me sitting means I’m slacking.”
A number of the commenters have been truly curious as to why sitting was an issue.
“After I stroll in I’d desire to see individuals sitting cozy and pleased then standing and drained,” one stated. “I actually don’t perceive why firms need to make the job as depressing and exhausting as doable,” questioned one other.
The Publish has reached out to Annie for remark.
Practically 51 international locations around the globe have legal guidelines that forestall employers from taking away “seat privileges” from staff.
Article 14 of the “International Labour Organization’s Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964” states that “enough and appropriate seats shall be equipped for staff and staff shall be given affordable alternatives of utilizing them.”
The US has not ratified the conference, however many states have passed laws — regardless of lots of them being unenforced — defending staff. The one state recognized to enforce those laws is California.
In the meantime, Albany Democrats introduced legislation to permit some New Yorkers to sit down on the job — regardless of the danger of making a future “Seinfeld” safety state of affairs that includes a snug retailer guard napping on the job.
“Jokes are humorous — however I believe inside cause, the argument may be made that we needs to be permitting people to sit down each time doable,” Assemblywoman Karines Reyes (D-Bronx), a registered nurse skilled in accumulating steps, stated concerning the invoice she is sponsoring with state Sen. Rachel Might (D-Syracuse).
The same argument was made by the fictional George Costanza in a well-known episode of the traditional NBC sitcom — earlier than robbers pillage a retailer whereas a safety guard dozes in a rocking chair supplied by the neurotic protagonist.
— Zach Williams contributed to this report.