Site count will be slimmed down to 550 over coming years to reduce overlap and cut costs
That's brutal. I feel sorry for the people losing their jobs.
Considering it takes no special skill set to work at retail, it shouldn't be too hard to find another job with such non skills. Still sucks that stores are closing and people are loosing jobs.
Real life isn't like playing Fable 2.
There are some skills that are associated with these types of jobs. Customer service skills is one of them. Not a lot of people like to smile at strangers and start conversations in order to sell them something.
it doesn't take a lot to talk to customers.. we have been talking to people all our lives :P It is fairly hard to find a job on the highstreet at the moment.. I should know as I have been trying to find one for a while now whilst on my gap year. Tbh in my town its stupid tho cos there is 2 game stores and 1 gamestation all within about 500 yards of each other.. that doesnt make business sense really!
its a shame, but they will keep the more active stores open. City/town centres are likely to stay open, the slightly more remote areas will close (IMO). The problem with the dip in sales is mainly due to the internet. I can get the same game from another store on release date for £7 cheaper. Im also sure that if its possible to move staff from one site to another, they will try to accommodate it. Its a shame, the games industry as a whole is making more money than ever but after the world is out of recession Im sure the will crop up again once more and more people have lots of money to spend.
Disappointing, GAME is a great gaming store here in Australia.
and in the uk
Gamestation is better
There the same damn company
CEX is better then both of them
Not surprised, all the independent game shops are closing down, and now even the big boys are having to slim down. Guess digital distribution is starting to deal its damage on brick and mortar business.
Good thing I left Game earlier this year. Been with them since 2007. They dont really value their employees, as they are pushed to meet targets without any incentives such as bonus etc. When you do reach a target, you just get a f**king pat on the back. Job Well Done!
im thinking its more just online retailers especially from the 'bigger' boys like the supermarkets is hitting em where it hurts like they hurt many highstreet stores from butchers to green grocers using the aggressive growth of their physical stores.
How can anyone disagree with the above? What he's written is entirely accurate.
are advertising for staff where i live
Because christmas is round the corner itll be christmas temp jobs same as every other buisness
Damn man...more people w/o jobs. :(
Speaking of jobs, what do you do for a living? I knew you would be a p..... and block me. No balls dude. Grow a pair for the next time you call somebody out.
Don't PM with your ranting and you won't be blocked. :) What I do is none of your business.
May i suggest the next time you think about trying to be funny you stfu instead? Now go back to school little boy.
GAME is still big where i live Maybe is not a good idea to apply for work on a GAME right now lol
Tbh i hardly go in to game to buy games, i get all my games online now.
ppl are losing jobs cause of you you bastard!!
I don't think you where being serious but if you where why are people bastards for buying from cheaper quicker sources Online stores like shopto.net are cheap and fast I had had FIFA 11 since last Friday and dead rising since Tuesday. If stores start being more competitive in price and publishers start letting them sell when they get them this would not need to happen.
im jk jeez
It's all good because the world ends in 2012 anyway! Joking aside, thats pretty sad news. I hope everyone will be able to find other jobs.
Try this November/December actually. :) But GAME are a bit of a rip off. Especially when they sell pre-owned games as new and their staff can be a pain at times too.
Dont blame the staff, Company policy's and all that! They make there profit on P/o thats why its expensive and you do get full warranty with it equal too that of a new product :o
Thas actually sounds about right. But not neccisarily the end. This "Oil Spill" is gunna f*ck us.
What oil spill? If you are talking about the gulf coast, that was not a oil spill, but a oil leak. It's like if my plumbing under the sink busted, I call for a plumber to fix the leak not the spill.
I used to buy all my games at Gamestop by reserve. Because they also got the games a day before BB and the other stores. Now why buy games at GS, you can get the cheaper at BB and on the same day.. GS always charges retail, BB with rewards you in most cases get 10 bucks off the top + sales
This isn't a sign of the recession, just GAME coming to their senses. In the 3 nearest highstreets I visit, they all have 2 GAME stores within 300 meters of each other, a ridiculous desicion. I imagin they'll take it down to 1 per shopping centre/area.
I think your half right, im sure money has something do with it too but your right about the distance between stores. Here in Belfast there's a GAME in the Castle Court shopping centre then theres one in Donegal Arcade which are literally a stones throw away from each other.
The GAME store where i used to live bought and closed the only other videogame store in the city to try and monopolize the market. Thank god for the internet is all i have to say:)
game tend to charge 10 pounds more in store,they deserve to shut
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