Since then, quite a few people have gotten a VariDesk, and if you ask, your boss will just tell you to get one from Amazon.
If you think programming is bad, CAD is even worse. So far as wrist fatigue goes, I was in pain within a few months of getting my first Apple Mac, and quickly learned all of the keyboard shortcuts so I could minimize mouse use. A side benefit is that using a keyboard shortcut instead of an icon doesn't require you to focus your eyes on the screen.
But I told him, "long term computer use will kill you. Get a standing desk."