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Submitted by 2DX 1001d ago | opinion piece

What's It Really Like to Work at GameStop?

A former GameStop employee details the highs and lows of working at the face of pre-owned game retail. (GameStop, Industry)

Valenka  +   1001d ago
I work at GameStop and a lot of those points were spot-on. The rest I either haven't any experience with or not enough to form a valid opinion.
C-Thunder  +   1001d ago
Nailed it.
Blank  +   1001d ago
Not gonna lie this was a damn good article especially the last paragraph made me laugh because those were my lowkey expectations.
Skate-AK  +   1001d ago
I remember when I went to go buy Gran Turismo 5 and they handed me Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Then I got into an argument with the person about how I just paid $50 for an old game. She was insisting that I was wrong and that it was the right game. After 30 minutes of arguing, a new employee came in for his shift. He assured her that I was telling the truth. Needless to say I have never seen her working since that day.
WeAreLegion  +   1001d ago
I hated working at GameStop. -_-
CerebralAssassin  +   1001d ago
Yeah that about sums up our job. It has its highs and lows.
KillrateOmega  +   1001d ago
Yeah. The article pretty much hits the nail on head.
xGrunty  +   1001d ago
Finally a read not bashing the company and who understands that it is a business first. Great read!

I've been a Store Manager for GS for well over 2 years now (been with the company for 6) and while it's not the best job, it's certainly not the worst.

For anyone who works at GS currently, I think we can all agree that RSB's are the worst thing ever. lol
siyra  +   1001d ago
RSBs.. *shudders*
WeAreLegion  +   1001d ago
I was a manager at GameStop for just over a year. Before that, I worked as a GA and SGA for three years.

Subs suck. Reserves suck. You feel like a complete tool dealing with either of them.

I now work at a used games/movies/cd's store that sells games cheaper and buys them for more than GameStop. No corporate, so no overhead. We add around five stores to the company every year. There are ZERO drawbacks to working this job, by the way. Even bad customers can't ruin the enjoyment of doing very little real work. :)
Neo Nugget  +   1001d ago
"Even bad customers can't ruin the enjoyment of doing very little real work. :)"

Well screw you then :P
WeAreLegion  +   1000d ago
Haha. :) Sorry, man. It's just that this job is SO much easier than any other job I've ever had. I love it.

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