When you consider the lifestyle of any company president, it's only natural to assume they drive the best car, live in a mansion and sit in an expensive chair all day behind a desk made of pure gold. While this might be the loose reality of some leaders, this was not the case for the now-former Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé.
Last week, when Reggie showed some of the items around his office as he packed everything into boxes, an eagle-eyed fan noticed something wasn't quite right. You see, it's all to do with the chair behind his desk. According to Nintendo fan and Twitter user Jason Cryer, Reggie has quite possibly been sitting in an entry level Herman Miller Mirra desk chair for his entire career.
It might not seem like such a big deal, but apparently, it is. Herman Miller are known for providing the highest-end chairs to the tech industry. The problem here is the model Reggie was sitting in each day of the week is believed to be 16 years old. It's so out-of-date, it's not even listed on the Herman Miller website. It's also only half the price of the top of the line Aeron model. As noted by Nick Robinson's YouTube channel, Reggie could have potentially been sitting in this chair for the past 13 years. To put it in perspective, every single employee at Facebook sits in the higher-end Aeron model - a much better chair than the one Reggie sat in.
Cryer thinks "this is way out of hand" and has since decided to take action by setting up a Change.org petition. He wants Nintendo of America to honor Reggie's time at the company with "a fully-loaded" Aeron chair. At the time of writing, the petition has more than 13,000 signatures. If the situation wasn't already alarming enough, YouTuber Nick Robinson did a little more investigating and noticed how Doug Bowser's recent Twitter photos featured the same chair Reggie spent his career in:
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