GameStop, after having had a terrible time with their response to coronavirus pandemic, are showing just how out of touch with reality they are.
WTF?! You "win" 10 more hours of work?! That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
You must have ever worked in retail. Lucky bastard...
I mean yea it is stupid what they have them do. But 10 hours is another body or bodies for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But yea still stupid to have to have a contest for those hours when they really should be worried about making sure the customer is taken care of. Oh well another nail in the coffin for gamestop. I forsee them going under next year after new console hype has died down. I know they're desperate but teaming and pushing the xbox while microsoft pushes gamepass seems like a bad move. Once they sell that q year ultimate for a customer 9/10 they won't need to come back.
It is 10 more hours of payroll for their store to use for the week of Black Friday (I believe it was).
Sounds such a crap company to work for
Honestly the best idea for a GameStop is to let the employees play video games with the customers. They know what they're doing they love video games let them play with the customers
It sounds cool till you've worked on the other side of the register. There's just too much to do to allow that and keep things running. Also it's actually kinda hard to enjoy playing video games at work like that. Not to mention you'll clog the store with non-customers who just come in to play games. The whole thing just requires a lot of extra time, maintenance, qnd security that doesn't really pay off in any way. It'd be different if it were a tournament.
@Chunky007 EA would be worse to work for I don't want to be sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if EA will shut the studio down after they bought it and strip the shit out of it. Or find out that the strong solid team I worked with for so many years just up and leaves and now the studio is half of what it use to be.
Rise of the small business is possible. We need to understand how businesses work and survive. We all got a good look during covid. We supported our local restaurants or they went under. If we accept Amazon because it’s easier than supporting your local comic shop or video game shop then we have already made our choice. It’s possible though. The hobbyist shop comeback I mean. GameStop isn’t it though. I’m all about the free market but corporations are out of touch and control. I have swung hard left on corporations and trade.
I'm completely with you @sourOG. I wouldn't classify that as left or right though, just being principled about your support. Unless you wanted the government to step in, then maybe.
I want the government to step back and stop protecting them from our law. Social media companies are using government immunities to interfere in elections and silence speech. I’m against censorship more than I am for free markets. I think we need a digital bill of rights. We have protection against our government, we need protection from corporations who act like our government. That’s just my opinion. We can’t trust society with a completely free market, people are pretty dumb tbh.
And you work for them...
I own my own medium sized business, actually.
Went to the nearest mall for my annual eye exam and they were shuttered.
Dance if you want to try and shovel xboxs on people! Please don't look on your paycheck for commissions.
I have no problems with Gamestop,I buy most of my games & gaming accessories from there but this seems absurd. Just smh.
Ignorance of the issues doesn't mean they don't exist. This is usual for GameStop. It's a shit business that treats its employees and customers like shit in general.
Read this article now I have that Dance Monkey song stuck in my head now. I wouldn't be dancing like a monkey for an extra 10hrs overtime to hell with that I'd go look for a part time job. Only time I would dance like a monkey as Gamestop employee is if I win the lottery and jump up and down and tell them to blow me I quit. And that whole jump through a hoop to earn a digital paycheck off of every new Xbox you sell will only last for so long before Microsoft dances like a monkey and says blow me are deal is done with.
Funny thing is 10hrs at gamestop is only like $100. You could literally just rake some leaves right now for a few houses and make that in like 3hrs 🤷♂️
"10 additional labor hours to use during Black Friday week!" Hmm...this might mean 10 additional hours added on to their pay for black friday week. Or, I suppose it could mean what everyone else is assuming, but that sounds awfully silly.
As silly as it sounds, it's only because of how it's worded. "Labor hours" aren't "vacation" or "personal hours." So I understand why people believe this a shit show. I'm of the same opinion.
The way it is written, I interpret it as store management will be allotted 10 additional hours to allocate to staffing their store over the holiday. I worked in retail management many moons ago and the thought of being able to properly staff my store for Black Friday would have been enticing, but including the hours as a prize for a company competition would have turned me off quite a bit.
@Popsicle I never thought of that. That actually sounds more likely since the email is directed towards management. I used to work at GameStop years ago (2007, eesh) so I do know they like to "reward" employees for acquiring pre-orders and GI subs by giving them more hours....so yeah I can see them going the route most people are assuming with this. Just trying to see if there was any other rational explanation for this particular prize. Seems odd.
@CWheatly Ironically 2007 was my last year in retail management, and when I quit retail altogether. Retail was excellent for my personal growth, but I don't want to ever go back if I do not have too. Absolutely agree that this is an odd prize.
That sounds even more awful. Black Friday is a terrible time to be a retail associate.
Lmao! “Dance monkey, dance for your dollar.” If you haven’t seen the movie “I hope they serve beer in hell” then watch it. It was a random buy from Walmart and I almost died.
I have it on DVD and it is a gr8 flick.
God i was hoping that company went under.
Working retail is BS at the best of times. More retail hours isn’t something to dance for.
I usually only go here to rent my games.
Best n4g article ever
What a stupid, stupid company. I thought their partnership with MS mean that they are at least willing to change their way. Apparently not even MS can shake them out of their stupidity.
Man, what a great place to work. Next they'll snap a pool cue in half and tell them they have overtime hours to give out, but only enough for one.
this has to be fake.
This is making a big deal out of nothing. It’s a contest with other prizes and I’m sure there are plenty of people that would love ten hours overtime leading up to the holidays. If it was mandatory yeah it would be in very bad taste but right now this article comes off as someone just looking for reasons to be upset. GameStop is a crap operation but not everything needs to be a big scandal
is that a joke ? lol
"Twerk for more work!" - Gamestop
I want them to do a dance for me every time I walk in, or on my app if I click the dance button they start a lil gig at my pleasure, then I can watch from home. It could have emotes they are different dance moves, maybe tie it in with the Kinect and I can use arm movements to direct the fun!
Disgusting...this is some next level sleaze.
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