I have problems with back pain that have gotten worse as I've put on weight. I used to only have pains after a hard days work, now every day is like a hard day. It wasn't so bad until this last week when I had a really stupid problem at work.
Long story short, my boss doesn't want me working at a desk any more, I have to work on a stool and it's really uncomfortable and its making my back hurt a lot. There isn't much point arguing here, he's actually a bit unhinged and I'm genuinely worried for his mental health at the moment but that's not even my business so I'm not even going to touch on that. Point is I'm working like this for now for no reason other than to upset me and some other people I work with. This is just making things worse for me because I can't even do weight lifting at home and that was about the only exercise I was getting.
So what would you do? It's more or less just a few of us, he doesn't care about the rest of the staff, so we could demand it in writing but kicking up a stink is probably going to get us sacked one way or another and I can't afford the time out of work. I'd rather just be able to work at the bench and not be in pain all day. Do I have any right to somewhere to do my work without it making my back worse? Has anyone here got over back pain with exercises or something like that?