This thread became a thread simply because as I was responding to someone’s post, I realized that I was trying to reach out to everyone who would be a potential slave of the corperation.
Heres my oats and berries:
GAMESTOP BLOWS COCK!
Anyway, lol, heres my opinion about working for Gamestop (since I did for 2 years):
~Minimum Wage: Lets face it, this is not much money. And for retail, minimum wage means “Lots of work for smallest compensation available”.
~Subscriptions/Reservations: If your store is anything like it should be (acording to the company) your manager will ride your case to sell as many Game Informer subscriptions (that include the “More Card”) as humanly possible every single day. Adding in the fact that you’ll want to ask every customer if they want to “reserve somthing” really gets annoying.
~Children: I hate them, this part is simply me ranting at the fact that Gamestop is viewed by many as “the place to drop off your shit-eathing little brats while you don’t have the responsibility required as a parent to take care of them while you shop…”
~Discount: You’d probably think to yourself “Wow, I get a % off on games at gamestop! That’d be sweet since thats all I want to buy!”. Lets look at this more objectively then, shall we? You get 15% off. That (in washington) barely lowers the price (because of tax) below the marked price. Now, adding to this gayness is the fact that you do NOT get a discount on systems, new or used. Furthermore, the discount used to be 20% but they cut that down about a year ago!
~The merger: EB and Gamestop are in the process of finalizing the merger (cough buyout cough) and this means another thing… No competition, or at least, alot less. What do we suspect will happen to the company because of that? Higher prices, lower discounts.
Why? Why Izlude, why would you say these things? Why wouldnt you mind your own business and let us work there if we want to?
Well, I don’t really mind if you work there knowing that all of this is going to slap you in the face. I’m just trying to voice out to all those would-be gamers who fell victim to the call of “A jorb selling teh videogamez!”
What it boils down to is this, Gamestop sells games, but its still retail. Shitty low-class retail at that. If you are at least 18 years old, you can get a MUCH better retail job (if you are looking to work in that field) and make much more money.
Objectively, to justify yourself with the job choice, consider that gamestop’s discount is shitty because with the low amount of money you make, you really arent getting compensated. It is my heartfelt plea that you also keep in mind that if you find a better paying job, you’ll have MORE money to spend on the games, thus coming out with MORE money than you would working at gamestop with the shitty-discount!
So heres the end of my rant, please think carefully and consider this. I too wanted to work at gamestop because it was cool to sell video games and I knew alot about them. However, I changed over to a luggage salesperson at a Malm Luggage store in our mall where I went from $7.25/hr at gamestop to my new pay of $9.50+Commision.
The increase in pay and hours is well more than the amount I was saving at gamestop with the 15%. Not to mention it is ALOT less stressful of a job with no more than 4-5 customers coming into the store per hour. Needless to say, its a good find, and inspiration for me to suggest that all of you look for GOOD retail jobs, and not Gamestop. Maybe if we all stand up and say “We wont tolerate this shitty pay” then the company will begin to give better compensation to thier hard working employees.
Thats all, have fun.