Not much of a backstory for this odd pic. Apparently someone at
reddit posted it up, claiming his dad received the statue for a 20 year
stint at Nintendo. Pretty sweet. Did the dad get a raise too? Unknown.
But it sure is a fine way to appreciate employees, giving them free swag
If our eyesight doesn’t fail us, engraved on the base is "Thank You
For 20 years…” can’t make out the rest though it must be glowing
gratitude. There’s also a tiny plaque below it.
The recipient of this impressive Super Mario statuette is allegedly a senior manager at Nintendo and joined the gaming giant in 1991. Now that’s a career, ladies and gentlemen.
Maybe it would also be sensible to give out statuettes when firing
people so that the sting isn’t so cold and impersonal. Oh wait, sounds
like a terrible idea. Our bad.