Federal agencies are addicted to hip ergonomic chairs that can sell for more than $1,000 apiece.
When Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek was asked to confirm the department’s purchase of 29 Aerons at $556 each in June 2008, she did not realize she was sitting on an Aeron at the time.
“It’s a very common chair within the Air Force,” Stefanek told The Daily. “When you first called, I thought it was something out of the ordinary, so I checked with our contractors. They told me you’re sitting in one. In fact, everyone in my office [of 20 or 30 people] has one. This is not an unusual purchase.”