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I work for a big publicly traded company which has a net income of several millions of dollars. After an office ergonomic evaluation, it was recommended that I be given 3-4 computer accessories (common models for each one are close to $50 or less) so that I can have better posture and avoid occasional pain due to work. There is no recommendation for fancy equipment such as split keyboards etc and I also believe that I don't need it.
My manager asked me to reach out to concerned person with a list of accessories that I would need. He asked me why I would need a wireless keyboard instead of a wired one and I mentioned convenience of not dealing with wires and portability. He asked me to get a wired one instead because it would meet my needs. His tone seemed a bit dismissive, so I did not bother ask him why he insisted on wired keyboard and that wireless options are almost the same in cost.
Anyway, its been several months and I have not received anything yet. I already got some of my home equipment at work and I am thinking of buying the rest of it soon.
How can I deal with such a boss and still try to get my request across ?
PS - Our company had mentioned that they have planned layoffs of several hundreds of people in the next 2 years. It is highly unlikely that I will be laid off, but there are no guarantees. I am not sure if that could be a reason why they are going so slow about it. Moreover, our entire office was supposed to get big screens and such, but that has not happened for several months.