TikToker goes viral after being forced to stand at work for 8 hours

A woman has gone viral after claiming her boss took her employees’ chairs away, forcing them to stand up during the eight-hour workday, simply because “it looks better.”

The TikToker, who goes by just Annie, posted the video for her modest 170 followers late last month. However, she is now going viral for claiming that her ex-boss took her chair away from her, while she claims in her comments that she was banned from using the bathroom, or her phone, which led to her to quit the job.

One TikToker alleged that his boss took away his chair, claiming that standing employees “look better.” Meanwhile, Albany Democrats introduced legislation this week to allow some New Yorkers to stay on the job.Instagram / anniegush

The clip, in which Annie does not reveal her profession, place of work or the name of her boss, exploded this week with more than 290,400 views as of Wednesday afternoon.

Annie said in the comments that she had no problem standing while on the clock as long as she was doing something.

“It would be nice if I had things to do, but just stand around doing nothing all day? There is no break,” Annie joked.

Several commenters were quick to criticize Annie’s anonymous former employer.

“I worked in a factory on a meat packing line and they really said ‘don’t feel it, it looks bad,'” one user said angrily, while another chimed in: “WHO’S WATCHING?”

“I have degenerated discs in my back now from standing at work for too many years/hours,” one particularly upset TikTok commenter revealed. “It’s b/s. Customers literally don’t care if you sit down.”

The TikToker, who goes by the name Annie, posted the video late last month saying her boss took away her chair and also revealed in the comments that she was banned from using the bathroom.The TikToker, who goes by only Annie, posted the video late last month saying her boss took her chair away, also revealing in the comments that she was banned from using the bathroom.Instagram / anniegush

“I’m 6 months pregnant and standing for long periods of time hurts my feet, plus I feel weak when I do it,” chimed in a third user. “My manager told me that sitting means I’m slacking off.”

Some of the commenters were curious as to why sitting was a problem.

Despite not naming his field of work or workplace, the video blew up the web with nearly 290,000 views.Despite not naming his field of work or workplace, the video blew up the web with more than 290,400 views.Instagram / anniegush

“When I walk in, I’d rather see people sitting down, comfortable and happy, than standing up and tired,” said one. “I really don’t understand why companies want to make work as miserable and exhausting as possible,” questioned another.

The Post has reached out to Annie for comment.

Nearly 51 countries around the world have laws that prevent employers from taking away “seating privileges” from workers.

Article 14 of the “International Labor Organization Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964” states that “sufficient and suitable seats shall be provided for workers and workers shall be given reasonable opportunities to use them”.

The United States has not ratified the convention, but many states have passed laws, though many have not been enforced, that protect employees. The only state known to enforce those laws is California.

Meanwhile, Albany Democrats have introduced legislation to allow some New Yorkers to sit back at work, despite the risk of creating a future “Seinfeld” security situation with a store guard comfortable napping on the job.

“Pranks are fun, but I think within reason an argument can be made that we should allow people to sit whenever possible,” said Assemblywoman Karines Reyes (D-Bronx), a registered nurse with experience racking up steps. , about the bill she is sponsoring with State Sen. Rachel May (D-Syracuse).

A similar argument was made by the fictional George Costanza in a famous episode of the classic NBC sitcom, before robbers loot a store while a security guard dozes in a rocking chair provided by the neurotic protagonist.

— Zach Williams contributed to this report.

Source: nypost.com