Has anyone here worked at GameStop before?
Any interesting stories?
>walk into gamestop
>there's an attractive girl working there
Former Assistant Manager here.
We give all the hours to managers primarily, except during holidays. During holidays a regular employee will get around 20 hours a week max, minimum wage. When the holidays are over, you'll be lucky to get 7.
If you work at Gamestop you can rent any game for two days.
They make fun of literally fucking everybody.
They hate paid DLC and games that are repeated every year like CoD.
If you apply, and a hot girl applies, it doesn't how matter how much more of a competent worker you are than her. She's going to get the job. The majority of Gamestop employees are lonely perverts.
Our district manager kept talking about how awesome it would be to rape any milfs that came in.
Gamestop is basically a corporation run by /v/.
Along with the few of the things listed here, one reason I left is that the pay is fucking shit. As an Assistant Manager I made 8.50 an hour. Our district manager had to rent a house with five other people to be able to afford somewhere to live.
South Dakota It's pretty shit
From what I understand he had child support and a bunch of other shit from past mistakes to pay off as well, but I never knew him that well. Only hear shit from other managers who worked there longer than I did.
I did for two years. Sometime after the Funcoland take over. Just around the time of Halo 2 release.
Lot of crazy stories.
> DM fucked a part timer. Had to fire her so they could marry. Ultimately he made it right.
> They take an Office Space approach to firing a meth head on the team. Just gradually start cutting his hours. Guy had a death stare and asked why the fuck a highschool kid (I was 15 at the time) was getting more hours. (I had high preorder/sub ratio).
> Saw mass house cleaning firing regularly. Basically kept an open door policy, because it was a low skill job with delusional people lining up to have a cool game job.
> One of the people fired was a 33 year old guy (maybe 300lbs) diabetic guy. Sweet as could be. He had worked for Funcoland previously for over 6 years. Basically, the only job he could enjoy. He was fired and cried out loud in the corner of the store for a half hour until his mom picked him up. He gave me his Bawls energy drink before leaving. Makes me sad even thinking about it.
> There was a pizza buffet in the same strip mall. We cut deals with the managers. They give us dessert pizza, we hook them up with discounts. Some nights they would let us in after hours to free play DDR. Shit was cash.
> Near the end, the PS2 HD Loader came out. I was sick of making 5.50 an hour, for 10 hours a week, whilst a portion came out of comcheck (an atm deposit cash card that they paid us with) so I ripped good games for the ps2 library to my HDD for fun. Party ended when the 3rd key who hooked me up with the HD loader was caught charging customers to mod their PS2.
> Worked at another GS in a nearby strip mall. One of the managers knew kung fu and struck his GF (also a part timer). Nobody did shit because he was a sociopath. I was built like a twig. Still regret this.
More stories in a bit if someone wants to hear them.
Damn. I'm in Texas and our DM made bank. I think she's been with the company for a long ass time though. She's turned down promotions because she likes what she does.
Mass cleanings are always regular. I was there 2 months and people were let go across our region in droves. A store was taking stolen Netflix games and ended up taking 100+ AAA new games. Entire store and all of its managers were fired. Everyone was moved around and everyone from my store ended up quitting because they went from driving 5 minutes down the road to 45.
sure man hook us up with stories
>i too feel sorry for the 33 year old dude
Is it really THAT bad?
I'm moving to the US from the UK shortly, and there's a GameStop just down the road. I was thinking it'd be an okay place to look for work initially.
I work in retail right now as a supervisor of about 15 or so people in a large store in the UK.
Well there was this one time a cat showed up...
>Go to local GameStop
>Hot girl with piercings below lips, I don't know what they call 2 stud-looking things under your mouth on register
>Ring on it
>Go to a different GameStop that same day to get a pre-owned game they have that the other one didn't
>Girl on register with the nicest tits I've ever seen on a girl that couldn't be any taller than 5'2"
>She's the kind of qt that put a heart by her name on her own name tag
These aren't even counting the GameStop I normally go to that has Your Friendly Neighborhood Neckbeard, a pale, skinny qt with black hair, and a girl that somehow manages to make a fake hair color (really deep purple) look good. Since when does Equal Opportunity Employer mean "we only take girls too hot to be here"
> My first (out of three) managers in the two years I was there would get hammered often. He was on the verge of a divorce, so I felt for the guy. One day he was almost an hour late, so no one could get in. It was just me and him on the shift. I was 15 and fairly new. He sat down behind the register, handed me crumpled up money, the store keys, and told me when there's an opening to grab him a dew. Basically, he napped and nursed mt.dew all day and I ran the place. Felt bretty good.
> Had this autistic kid (not an over-generalization) who would walk from the nearby apartments burst into the store to do a spaz dance. Sometimes he would ask about games or our personal lives, but mostly he was into LOTR. He would walk by, open the entrance door, shout a Lord of the Rings quote and dash away. Highlight of my day.
> Mexican children are controller humpers. Back when we had demo units, the mexikids would come in, hold the controller to their dicks, and let it vibe. Ironically, they were playing Jet Li's Rise to Honor one day and I definitely made the connection.
> After the clearance of Dreamcast and NES, my manager and I found a hidden cache of sealed DC games that some former employee was probably using to steal games. Since they were no longer in the SKU, I got to take them home. Still have a sealed Slave Zero. Opened MvC2.
Should I keep going?
>kind of busy
>full staff so i got to work in the back room
>manager had me making calls to preorder customers
>remind them we were having a midnight release for CoD Black Ops
>think of how people on /v/ would mess with these people while going through the list
>eventually get a good way through
>a woman answers the phone, i go through the "anon has a preorder with Gamestop" schmeal
>"I don't know who you are, but my son died two months ago."
>really catches me off guard, i apologize
>she chokes tearfully and says "it's okay" then hangs up
>take a break for a few minutes and let the manager know what happened
>"it's a shame that happened on your first day but next time it happens just..."
>says it like this has happened before
>lol fuck that just put me on the floor with living people please
i got a blowjob from a girl working there before
>Go to GameStop with 3DS in jacket pocket
You work at a fucking store where people come in and out with handhelds all day and you don't even bring yours? Fucking idiots
>They make fun of literally fucking everybody.
That's the best part. I make four to five times what they do and don't have to deal with the faggots that come into Gamestop. They can snicker behind my back for buying Anime Loli Pantsu Quest VIII all they want.
> There was a sandwich shop nearby. There was a QT girl that would come in from time to time. I laid on my usual demeanor with customers to help my way into a preorder. She took my pitch as flirting, which was fine by me. She was gorgeous, but extremely fit. Ended up training to go into the military. Anyway, she would say some odd shit from time to time. Shit you not "Have you ever seen Aqua teen hunger force?" "Yeah. Love it" "You know how Master Shake tried to hang himself?" "Yeah.." "I tried it the other day. Didn't work." Anyway, I did get the digits. I was a liberal puss back in the day and her dirty south racism came to surface on a phone call. Ended up telling me her and her friends were riding around yelling "nigger" at the blacks. I kinda cold shouldered her after that...but I did thinkem boutdem tittays HOLY SHIT.
> Had a manager with extreme psoriasis. He would crust all over the place. People would complain about skin flakes in the cases. Worst case was when someone (not a redlettermedia reference) went "Hey man, what's up with your face!"
> Crusty ended up meeting his wife through FFXI on the PS2. How the fuck does that happen?
I have more stories, but I'm piecing them out so I can keep the thread going.
I worked for them for a couple months and you're pretty much spot on. I got hired during the non-holidays, and fuck there were weeks where I didn't get a single day there. Everyone was incredibly snarky but I noticed everyone in management were divorcees and most of them had children. The hot girl thing is partly true, but they don't hire just because they're pervs. In little time, I learned the truth about GameStop, one of them being that
God fuck the used DS game case. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK THAT SHIT.
>Go to GameStop to buy something that just came out
>Also interested in a pre-owned game that they don't have
>They check a few nearby locations
>A couple of them do
>They call one to have them hold it for me
>"It's not the original case but you guys have the game? Alright great he'll be up there today to get it"
>Play along with it, but I'm not having that shit
>Leave and go to different store than the one they called
>They have the game pre-owned and with the original case
>Gorgeous fit girl
>Eww she hates niggers
ARE YOU A FUCKING IDIOT
>2nd Manager was really big into Avenged Sevenfold. Seemed like a pathological liar (which is perfect in sales), but claimed to previously drum with the mighty mighty bosstones. Dude was nice, but ultimately, had a hidden temper. Some guy got mad because the manager wouldn't take back his game without a receipt, so he kicked over one of those in store displays. My manager jumps the counter, grabs him by the neck and beats the guy until the guy picks up his mess. Mad respect (before we had cameras)
>Some asian guy flipped shit when he wouldn't take his PS2 in for trade, because it was missing the warranty sticker. He lobs the PS2 into the middle of the store and takes off. Nobody wanted to clean it up, so we just left it there. Hour goes by and we see a yellow blur dart in, scoop up the PS2 into a grocery bag and dart out.
Next story, retard day. (Cont.)
i'm posting this here
not ever worked at a gamestop, but i find this fucking hilarious and laugh my ass off every time i read it
>Work at Gamestop no more than 2 months
>One day this fat greasy neckbeard comes in, nothing too out of the unusual
>Walks up to the desk and asks to purchase a Wii-U
>Grab one from the back and bring it up, start ringing it out, I don't notice he literally takes out a plastic bag filled with brown
>"How are you paying today?"
>"With this..." he says opening the bag
>It literally wreaks of shit, most likely is actual feces
>He just continues looking around the place without making eye contact. I grab my manager and am freaking out.
>They talk for a bit but I don't hear them while I try and stock stuff
>He begins yelling something like "I just want to buy a fucking Wii-U!"
>customers all stare as he grabs his bag and starts walking quickly out the store
>he literally starts tossing the shit around like it's bird seed as he's leaving before running when he hits the outside air
I dunno man
It can look good (see pic)
Though it's a MAJOR red flag
> Basically, twice a month a group of three mentally retarded guys would come in with their case worker and pick out a game to play. To me, this in itself was pretty cool. Gave me some perspective about the love of games being that extensive. However. On these days, each of the retarded gentlemen would pick a random game off of the shelf, slouch over to the counter, put the game in your face and ask "ITH THIS A GUUD GAAAYME!?" This went on until the social worker rushed them to pay for whatever was in their hands. Basically, I was 15 and would regularly impersonate that to other co-workers. Not to make fun of them...but because it had a "RICK JAMES BITCH" level of addictiveness to it.
> One retard day, the tall black retard of the bunch was wearing shorts. Mid ITAGG, he stops talking. He then starts shouting to the social worker "I GOTTA GO NOW." Dude had shit through his shorts. Social worker came back in to purchase Worlds Scariest Police Chases, but didn't acknowledge the turd in the room. "How you goin to ignore that doo doo?" came from a black patron who noticed the poop.
I've still got more
>Not dating a hot white girl with a Southern accent that's absolutely guaranteed to have never dated a nigger
This is only getting more fucking retarded
>working during Bioshock Infinite's launch
>two guys walk in
>first one asks for infinite, I oblige and go through the gamestop spiel
>time to pay up
>he pulls out change
>tons of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
>where the fuck is this change coming from
>count it out, takes me a good 5 minutes to sort it all out and count it
>I look at my AM, my eyes pleading him to end my existence
>I finish, fucking finally
>his buddy buys infinite
>he pulls out change too
>"How you goin to ignore that doo doo?" came from a black patron who noticed the poop.
you dont hear that shit everyday
>Go to job fair an hour away to apply for my local gamestop and get a interview
>Interview goes really well and basically dude spends an addition 15 minutes talking about games with me
>Everyone of those managers seems to really like games
>Tell me i was probably the most knowledge person and the interview and likable as fuck
>Never hear back from my GS
>The manager at my GS never talks about games and tries to shill you to death just like every topic about GS shills minecraft , pre orders and Game informer subscriptions talk about
It sucks shit because i really like games and feel that would work there. But every time i go in its the manager and different person who seems really not into anything. Shes also a 2/10 ugly bitch to so that combined with nothing but shilling is really disappointing for that store.
Started working at GameStop a few weeks ago.
No horrible events yet except for a few people being very awkward when they speak with me and having junkies coming in 2 minutes before closing and wanting to trade in 8435873457893485 games.
And a dude
accidentally brushing up against my boob once.
>>he literally starts tossing the shit around like it's bird seed as he's leaving before running when he hits the outside air
made my day anon, thank you
>I really like games
You know enough about games to know which ones to not recommend to customers, that's not what they fucking want. The only kind of people they'll hire are
>The girl way too hot to be a believable gamer
>The preppy boy that only plays First Person Shooters and wouldn't know enough about any other games to give a shit about them
>The tech-head that is great with phones and computers and shit, but he couldn't give less of a fuck about games and is unironically wearing a Destiny polo shirt because the logo looks cool
Just stop pretending that GameStop wants actual gamers
There's a cute girl who works at the GameStop nearest to me. I've had bad experiences dating nerds but I want to fuq. What game should I bring up as an icebreaker before I get her number?
> Had a kid come into the store who was a regular customer. Manager let him on as seasonal. Day two or three of working, one of the employees noticed a weird jaunt to his walk. He would constantly scratch his ankles with one of his boots. Same night, we do a pocket check. Manager notices his socks are bulging. Asks him to peel them down and GBA games are falling all around the floor. Had at least 5 copies of Emerald in them each. If he had played it cool, he could have had 3 years of a part timer's salary in one night. Guy's mom came back in the next day and begged for his job back, or to at least let him in the store. Denied.
> Met a dude who was really into tribes on the PS2. Was one of the only games that used the ilink port on the ps2. Wanted to LAN it up and was trying to get serious about getting a group together. Was planning on going to his event, but didn't. He fucking dies somehow and his girlfriend comes in to clean out his preorders. Still won't touch tribes after that.
> End up in a competition for preorders. 3rd Key gets the bright idea to spread out 100 into 50 preorders across a months time using different family and friends. Ends up highest in the region. Gets a brand new Nintendo DS ( I get 2nd legit and get Halo 2). Was a bro and sold me the DS for 150 with Mario DS. Worth it, even though I knew his scheme.
>So if you were a boy, which Atelier would you want to impregnate?
bane posting is never funny, get outta town you smelly whore
>One of the perks of being a manager at GS is that sometimes you get promo copies of games. Manager gets Minish Cap. He doesn't have a GBA and he can't allow me to go on full time (or give me additional hours) so I work off the clock for Minish Cap and store credit sometimes. Anyway, I beat the game.
> Week later, a guy I know comes in with a stack of games and birthday money. He was going to get shit for credit. I told him "Keep the games, I'll give you Minish Cap." He insists on buying it. He ends up coming back in and buying a DS.
> Week or so passes, he comes back in with the DS, Minish Cap, and whatever DS games he had. Traded them for Madden 05. I tried to talk him out of it "The game will trade in for a dollar next year, please be sure of this." Nope insisted anyway.
> Learned that people do not give a fuck, so long as their immediate needs are satisfied.
> Comes back in a couple of months later, trades shit in for a DS. Cycle continues.
Our Area Manager is already riding our collective asses about it, she calls at least 3 times a day to ask: "Y'ALL SOLD ANY PRE-ORDERS OF CALLADOODY TODAy??? WELL ARE YOU GOING TO????" My manager calls her the dragon. She scares me already.
I don't get people who habitually trade in games so frequently. I mean sure I'll go sell off my old games that I don't enjoy but I just can't fathom selling off my favorite games just for some overhyped game that I'll get bored of.
Are you at least hot?
I'd like to think GameStop wouldn't hire a hambeast, but the only females on /v/ are either fucking psychotic or too fat to get any.
>tfw I work with 3 attractive grills at gamestop
>tfw only one of them is a "gurl gaymer"
I'm only one of two male employees there. I joke that the store's a harem all the time and everyone pretty much agrees.
I worked a stint at GameStop during the 2009 holiday season.
>one of my duties was to alphabetize the entire PS2 game shelf, which had two sides
>ton of games, all completely disorganized
>spend some time hopping between alphabetizing the shelves and helping customers, get it done after a while
>mfw the next day, it's just as messed up as it was before I fixed it
Not a bad job overall though, the benefits were pretty sweet. Got to borrow any game I wanted for up to ~5 days, 15% discount at GameStop, and 30% discount at Barnes & Noble.
I started about a week or so before Call of Duty MW2 came out, that's all people would call about leading up to the release.
This shit makes no sense to me, it's just a straight up fucking loss on your part, no suprise that it's your typical COD fagboys that are the culprits though
>You buy a game for 60 bucks, rip through the campaign maybe once on normal and try some multiplayer
>Oh man, the new one's out, gotta get that because I got a whole 10 minutes of gameplay form the last one and the explosions were so dope, such realistic war
>Trade in your 60 dollar game for a fraction in credit
>Lose property, eat loss in difference between cost and credit, use fractional credit to enter the cycle again
>go to ebgames
>not really the type of guy that browses the 3DS section (or fucking ebshits for that matter) as it's surrounded by megablock shit and stuffed toys. And complete nerds and sometimes even bloody furries.
> Kind of embarrassed but say "fuck it". I wanted to snatch a copy of Monster Hunter. Go in anyways.
>start browsing through looking for it
>see this perfect blonde 8/10 come walking up to me, looking just as embarrassed.
>she stands next to me looking at the 3ds rack, I get the impression that she wants to look at the 3DS games. Surprised but I figured she was only doing it for someone else as she didn't really look the type.
>figure my game wasn't there anyways, make my way out of the store and drive home
>get home, dat green light
>mfw it's the chick
>mfw her current game listed was my favorite game
>mfw I fucking blew it and I didn't even know
Worked there in around 2008 - 2009
1. worked with a guy who walked around the floor on the phone talking about speeding down the highway and doing coke or some shit (lasted 2 weeks)
2. management hired incompetent friends all the time
3. regional manager was known for creeping on all the women at the Las Vegas annual whatever the fuck gamestop does there, rumor was if you put out you got promoted, turn him down on advance and you will never move up in the region
4. alcoholics smelling of wine coming in mid-day weekdays to fill out applications in order to keep getting their governmental welfare while taking advantage of our no questions asked used game policy (seriously bought .... came back day 6 or 7 and exchanged for different games = we never got any of there money)
To me it's not so much that I'm excited to play the next instalment that I need to trade in my old games just to get less than 20% off my purchase of next instalment. If I trade a game in, it's because I didn't enjoy it enough to have it waste space on my shelf and would rather cut my losses and get a small percentage of what I paid for it back rather than look at it on my shelf while it collects dust.
Nah, the youngsters might find me cute but that's it. I've got lots of experience working though, but my manager straight up told me he wanted to hire a girl to make the store less of a sausage fest.
We had a dude come in once, asking our manager "why can't I level up in cawadaoody it keeps bugging out" and he responded with "ask customer support if it's a bug", dude got pretty salty and told us that he was going to go to the OTHER gaming store to talk to people who knew what they were doing.
I just find Ibuki very physically attractive
Almost worked at Gamestop. Ended up working at Best Buy instead. It's seriously the best and comfiest job I've ever done since I worked in the Appliances section.
>people rarely even come in to the appliances section
>far away from all the busy areas
>sell people washing machines and driers all day long
>usually never talk to another employee aside from my one manager
>he's real chill
I think I went a whole three days in a row of doing straight nothing and getting paid for it.
>former friend that works there
>kept making fun of this lady that bought a Wii Fit just because she bought a Wii Fit
I am not friends with him anymore, but not because of that. He was fit for that job unfortunately.
>walk into gamestop
>"hi can I help you"
>yeah I work here now I was hired as a seasonal GA (games associate)
>oh hi there follow me into the back and we can get you in the sysytem
>I follow him to the back of the store for orientation
>boxes and boxes of stock
>I say "wow never been back here before"
>he stares at me blankly, "few are as lucky"
>begin putting info into the computer as the phone rings
>he leaves saying he will be right back
>I decide to browse through the stock
>as I open one of the boxes, he returns
>"you were not supposed to see that yet, you are not ready
>mfw the realization that they keep all of the spaghetti that falls out of peoples pockets in the back room for "later"
>Go to GameStop to pick up preordered copy of Freedom Wars
>Clerk tells me that I didn't preorder it even though I had full paid and preordered it
>Ask to to to manager
>Show the manager the receipt, he still can't find the pre-order
>Gives me the game and a coupon for $10 dollars saying sorry about the mess-up
i always like to put my gamestop story in these threads
>go into local gamestop while my mom is at the next door hair salon to waste time
>walk into hear whoever's working the counter say "sorry man, we can't take import games" to two thuggish looking black dudes at the counter
>im 11 and innocent, still havent even discovered lewd things yet, just love fucking videogames
>"what game is it?!"
>holds out jump ultimate stars
>im a huge fan of shonen jump stuff at this point in my life
>"w-where did you get this, this game is awesome!"
>"here, you can have it"
>they start laughing at me. "yea man, here you go"
>they start talking to the store clerks about some madden tournament or something
>run back over to the hair salon to tell my mom about what just happened
>"probably some kind of pedophile anon"
>go home and play that game into oblivion, to this day the online in that game is some of the most enjoyable times i've had gaming
Worked there years ago.
District Manager attempted to implicate me in the "Black Wii scandal" by reporting me to the head of Loss Prevention because he is a ladder climbing bitch. I had already left the company and I guess they thought they could tie it up in a neat little bow, meanwhile I get harassed by the douchiest fuck in the galaxy with bullshit threats of multi-million dollar lawsuits.
Good luck collecting on that shit
Man, I miss working at GameStop. I snuck games home all the time. I worked there for three years and never once had to pay to play a game. I got to play a lot of games before the street date hit too.
I was serving a customer and this rabid kid just demolished the demo unit. I was fired because the mother complained to HO due to not watching her kids.
Lots of people leave their kids at Gamestop while they do their mall shopping. Sometimes I truly wondered if I was a babysitter or CSR.
Not that anon, but I suspect that Anon somehow caused the kid to get pissed and management was looking for something to catch him on just to let him go.
Also at-will employment is a hell of a thing.
We were LITERALLY told not to hire the most qualified people for the holidays, but to hire a doverse and colorful staff. Women get hired and promoted almost instantly, as it increases a diversity quota.
Also, since I worked at a mall location, the store was very small. We kept 360s and other consoles in the washroom, not even 3 feet from the toilet. We didn't have a storage room.
> Nintendo reps were the nicest. Always gave away free shit to the employees. Activision reps criticized the layout of the store and the placement of standees. A microcosm of both businesses IMO.
> Went to a lot of Gamestop employee LANs. Don't mean to generalize, but most GS employees are depressed pot heads who just wanted to balance their passion and careers - I can't blame them. Think about that when they sling a pitch at you, they just want to live the dream.
> GS employees would get first dibs of preorder swag. Mostly sold it online to suppliment the shitty hours/income. Still kept some cool shit.
> The level of game knowledge does not matter to hiring (from my experience). Friends > Hotness > Management/Sales Experience > then game knowledge is a minor plus at best.
> I still regret not seeing dem racist tittays to this day.
The full video states that his spine was severed and his lungs stopped working. He suffocated to death. I don't know how much elevator counterweights weigh, but I imagine he had something like 1,000lb of force on his back. He died.
Expect any mid-level managers in a shitty retail chain to be a toxic person to your success, especially if your just some young expendable part time nigga
They're losers that'll backstab an 18 year old to get a fat 20/hour salary
I was a GA for two months last summer. Be prepared to experince what Bill,Murray experienced in Groundhog's Day when you work. Also good luck getting hours during the non-holidays.
my gf and best bro work at different ones, not even fucking kidding.
She rarely complains about creepy guys though, which is weird.
She did meet a wild fedora once, the kid was a bit awkward but not terrible from what I rememeber hearing. He did have a long coat and fedora.
I just got a job at game stop, seems kinda piss easy, but i have a 4-8 shift that's kinda dead in our store. But it's also great for me because i have been going to that store, and know like all the people that work there. Only worked there one day so far, only did about an hour of work, and then we just shat the shit for the rest of the time, and get payed.
You can do whatever you want as a customer. If you want to return something a few MONTHS late, a PS4 that you bought two months ago, go for it.
If the manager tells you no, ask for his managers number. They will say yes to anything as long as you don't keep calling people.
Every single customer is made fun of the second they leave the store-- UNLESS youre genuinely a chill person or have good taste in games.
The job is fun for a little while, then it turns to shit. You get paid nothing for all the stuff you do.
>Recently got a job in a stuffy office setting
>Already threatened to be fired because of how crass I am.
Will working at gamestop allow me to be an asshole and not see persecution by corporate fuckheads?
So at this point the black Wii was not released or even announced for the US. About 3-4 months ahead of time they sent us some signage for it and told us to start taking pre-orders. That same day, a story about it was run on Kotaku. The next day, we were told to never mention the black Wii to anyone and never mention pre-orders again, allegedly because NOA communicated their "disappointment" with Gamestop about the "leak". There was an email from a VP basically chastising everyone at the store level, for something that we were told to do from corporate.
natural selection at work
he either should of bailed backwords or dived forwards
His slow reactions will no longer pollute the gene pool
>Calling yourself 'crass'
i hope you get fired and never have another job again
What the hell kinda show do you guys run? I'm in the nordic branch and our customers constantly get shown the finger. You change your mind about a game you bought just a second ago? Tough luck. You want a refund in cash? Haha no.
The store is so fucking corporate it's best if you just buy the games and don't sign up for any of the other bullshit.
>Every single customer is made fun of the second they leave the store
I went to GameStop today and was waiting on one of the registers with the girl calling a different store for me, and the guy next to her, presumably the manager, was also on the phone with a customer. Some old lady came in with a couple bags with I don't fucking know in them, and waited in front of the other registers without putting down her bags. The guy had to tell her she could put her bags down on the counter, and while she was looking down at the bags, both him and the GameStop qt looked at each other and he gave her that "can you believe this shit" look. Customers get made fun of while they're still there.
At least the girl was hot, otherwise I would have thought it rude of both of them. But hot girls get a pass
look how slow the elevator actually rises though, and it even starts before he steps inside, still he decided to stand right on the edge and do nothing
retarded chink got what he deserved
>notice the girl who works at Gamestop is in the arts department at my university
>only found out because I was taking a German class across the hall
>one day go to Gamestop, buy a game, notice she's there
>ask her if she knows any artists in the area who can do consignment work
>didn't ask her, didn't even want her, just thought of it as an opening
>just asked if she knew somebody, or if she knew her department head so I could put out a job listing
>sics her manager on me, calling me a stalker, screaming at the top of her lungs as she calls 911
What the fuck, that was a weird day. I never did find an artist to do consignment work for my business. I'm also banned from all Gamestops in the region.
Was that the guy getting crushed in the elevator door?
That shit fucked with me for days the first time I saw it. I've been nervous as fuck getting on and off elevators ever since.
The funny thing is, she flirted with me before and I missed the bait.
Before I was in school and before I owned a business, I gave them a resume. Later that day I stopped in to pre-order something, but couldn't remember my phone number (I just moved to the area). She wanted to use her number for the pre-order.
>"oh we can just use my phone number :)"
>"Yes, but how will you guys contact me when the game comes out?"
>"oh, don't worry about it, here's my number you can call me to ask anything"
>"I handed in a resume earlier, my number should be there."
A guy in a horse mask and a foot-long strap-on dildo came in the other night and started rubbing the dildo on everything
Not only did you not take the hint, it went over your head by so much that you openly insulted her
It's no wonder we're all so incapable of finding love
Thanks man. Guess I had them on my mind for a while. Do have some nifty pics of the store from back in the day. Don't want to release them, because I'm afraid of digging up the past for others.
I still consider that little job to be fun while it lasted, despite the low as shit pay and uncaring management.
Wouldn't recommend that job to someone who loves games, but maybe a passing interest at best. Still, if there's any lesson to be learned, you should always overlook racism when it comes to matters of the breast.
I've never worked at GameStop, but I've met a few cool people there.
>Manager is running the store
>Go in to pick something up, forget what
>See one of those giant display boxes
>Out of curiosity, ask him what they do with them once the game isn't fresh anymore
>He gives it to me
I now have a big Sleeping Dogs box somewhere in my closet.
I know. She was a qt with acne and social anxiety at the time. I could have got her so easily then, I still would have considered her 7/10 or higher. Now she's some bimbo slut and I loathe when I see her around town.
>tfw mean joe wasn't so mean
Well shit man. No point in reading gamestop threads anymore.
>You didn't get a cute girl that only got hotter
>That feel when girl in elementary and middle school that had a crush on me finally admitted to it in 8th grade
>She was kind of fat and I was more awkward than a funeral for a baby
>I turned her down
>We naturally stop being friends because of how much it hurt her
>By our senior year she dropped all the excess fat (aka all the fat that didn't go to her chest, ass, or thighs) and had guys hanging all over her
>Wouldn't even glance at me in the hallway
>pre-order Pokemon White
>comes with a toy Pokemon thing, no interest
>think to myself "when I pick up the game, I'll be a nice guy and say 'no thanks, give the toy to a little kid who may have missed it'"
>fantasize about how cool and selfless I'll end up looking
>day comes around, pick up my game, they forgot to offer me the toy
>"oh, you seem to have forgotten my toy"
>"Oh, I didn't think you cared about these kids toys. You can have one I guess."
>immediately look creepy as fuck
>only asked about it so I could spring my plan into action and be the hero Gamestop needs
>now all I look like is a sperglord
>work at GameStop during college
>three days after PS3 launch
>big nigger comes in
>"ya'll got that p-joint?"
>respond "sorry sir, we don't sell weed here anymore"
>manager overhears me
>get written up
I'm currently working as a hire for the holiday season. So far I only get about one day a week with a three hour shift.
No interesting stories thus far, but manager is a pretty decent blackaboo with a team of men who knows their video games.
Usual customers at night are dude bros.
exact same situation happened to me only reverse.
I was fat as fuck in middle school.
Spend the years after HS getting gains and the chicks that dropped me for Chad Thundercock all want me now because Chad is a fat alcoholic.
Yup, broke his spine and killed him, not instantly though so he twitched about with the last bit of nerve control he had.
You can see him strugging to stay awake near the end as he dies.
>I'll be a nice guy and say 'no thanks, give the toy to a little kid who may have missed it'"
>>fantasize about how cool and selfless I'll end up looking
jesus christ, asshat. A sperglord is you, but not for the reason you stated.
how could you even fuck that up so hard.
>Was probably having a completely normal day
>This suddenly happened and cut his life short
>Something completely random and unpredictable that was completely unpreventable from your end could happen to you any day, at any minute
Kristus. Vi hadde 7k i dag, ingen konsoller solgt da. Jobbe i Oslo hores kjipt ut.
I can't go to bed now because I keep thinking about this shit.
Fuck, the building you're in could suddenly collapse and it'd be all over.
I can't sleep.
I worked with ProtonJohn (just was on TB's Co-optional podcast) and he fired me because I accidentally had weed in my bag. He saw it during a bag check, and upon seeing it asked "Anon... is that HEMP!?" in disbelief. Next shift I was fired. Also he's really fat now.
>walk into game stop
>very cute girl works there
>immediatly I get nervous
>H-hi I'd like to preorder B-Bloodborne please
>She says: "oh wow i'm sure that game will be a masterpiece I can't wait for it too, did you play the previous Dark Souls? Did you like them?"
>I take my receipt and walk away scared.
why am I so lonely?
>mfw an elevator i was in stopped suddenly when i was in college
Once, someone tried to steal one of the demo Wii U pads.
The cord yanked back when he tried to run out, he tripped, fell face first onto the pavement, and somehow managed to break his jaw.
Not exactly related to vidya but every time you interact shortly with a girl that´d be perfect for you, yet you always fuck up and think back about that moment, and you won´t meet up again.
Not game stop but i'm posting a story from my job at work
>work at a target
>boring as fuck job on the sales floor, i like to keep a bag of skittles or some candy to eat to pass on the day
>managers are strict about the no eating policy though
>fuck the law
>about to head to break, so fuck it, pop a fucking handful of skittles in my mouth
>some customer walks up to me and asks me where some shit is while my mouth is full of fruity deliciousness
>brain sets into panic mode
>fuck think quick
>bullshit some sign language at them by just moving my hands around
>she winces then smiles, nods, and goes on her way
>manager of a Euro gamestop equivalent (3 years ago)
>eventually get tired of harrassing my decent employees about sales, inventory, metrics of bullshit "premium" service suscriptions, scamming honest guys out of their used vidya, etc., you know the deal
>start firing my staff, or let them know they should move on
>slowly build a mini harem of all qt sales grils
>my day job turns into a game-store-themed idolmaster, min-max the shit out of expenditures to make room for hotter hirings (stop selling niche games altogether, sell more cawadoody)
>people eventually start asking questions
>at this point I have an all-female staff (seven, all, 8/10+ grils).
>Have to leave, now have a boring office job (only 1 qt on the whole floor, out of 50+ coworkers)
I regret nothing
I got to fuck 2 of them The hottest one, 10/10, won't put out. Fuck this earth
How the fuck does that take balls
who the fuck would be sitting at home with a new Xboner, look at the box, and think "I bet a store that specializes in pre-owned stuff would totally never open the box and just give me the money, let's shove some roof tiles in it"
it's more because of how brazen he was to set up the scenario.
>calls up earlier during the day to see if he can get any help for it, setting up a scene of it being broken
>we tell him to call the customer service line
>he calls back 20 minutes later telling us they said to just return it and get another one
>we say sure, just bring it in with the receipt and we'll do it for him
>an hour or so later comes in with the box with his mum/wife (fucking bogans, who knows)
>places the box on the counter
>repeats what he said over the phone earlier
>staff member almost didn't open the box (we have a policy in our state to record IMEI/Serial Numbers for police reasons.
>opens the box
>8 roof tiles just stacked in the box
>looks at the customer
>"are you fucking serious m8?"
>guy just walks out.
>Walk into GameStop to get some 3DS games /v/ recommended
>Extremely cute pale girl with dark hair on register that day
>They don't have OoT 3D there, so I ask her if she can check other nearby stores for me
>While the computers taking forever because of course it fucking is, she asks me if I had anything else in mind
>Say I had a couple other games in mind, and that I'm trying to build up my 3DS library since I've only had one for a few weeks after getting it for Smash Bros
>She also has a 3DS and says she feels bad for selling her own copy of OoT since they don't make them new anymore
>Ask her if she has any recommendations
>Game she recommends is Bravely Default
>She says it's similar to Final Fantasy V and that it's probably her favorite 3DS game so far, and her personal game of the year
>After she tells me what nearby store has OoT, I go and get a couple other games off the shelf to get while I'm there
>One of them is Bravely Default
>When she gets to it, she looks up from the games and gives me the cutest smile I've ever seen before scanning the cases
>I didn't think anything of this until I had already left
>tfw that anon never got to play Black Ops
it was the
secondbest one too.
>not living the dream without giving a fuck
Well /v/, it's official. I am addicted to leaving garbage and shit in gamestop.
It started out innocently enough. Accidentally. My dog took a shit in a gamestop. I spaghettied out and ran away but somehow I was drawn to the experience.
My dog always pees when he sees my gf for the first time so I started getting her to meet me in gamestops, so that my dog would piss in gamestop over and over.
Eventually I decided to cut out the middle man and just throw my trash in the place.
Here is an itemized list of garbage i have left in a gamestop:
>a gamecube game box full of nail clippings
>a gamecube that i had jacked off in 6 or 7 times in the disc tray
>box for shadow of the colossus with my dog's turd in it
>gum wrappers, chip bags, coffee cups way too many to count. I just empty my pockets of all trash as soon as i enter
>20+ large boogers wiped on the used games
>Spit on the floor openly 5 or 6 times
>a sealed copy of diablo 3 in mint condition, unused serial
>upended a bag of pretzels on the floor
>Ripped open 2 packets of ketchup and squirted them onto the peripherals
>old laptop (2004) with nick cage set as the background, left open and playing annoying muzak
>full bag of my kid's diapers. about 40 diapers total. didn't have the guts to pour this one out, just hid it behind a tower of pc games
>shaved my face with a razor onto the 3ds section
>found some rancid cream cheese and spread it with a knife on some used games like toast
>go to Gamestop
>3 employees out front
>one employee says "Hello, my name is Marc. Can I help you?"
>say "No thank you."
>try the 3DS demo of Smash Bros
>go to counter
>ask to preorder Amiibo
>cashier gives me a list of choices
>about to leave
>Marc talks about football to other customer
I feel awful for the 33 year old guy.
>Taking up 2-3 parking spaces on purpose
>go with bro and friend into a gamestop so friend can buy a used 3ds and smash
>friend looks for used stuff
>bro starts feeling up knex mario bags
>cute chick walks up to me asking if im looking for anything
>tell her no thanks, im a PC guy
>asks if i play wow, reluctantly say yes
>goes on about blizzcon coming up and she wishes she could go, guy working counter laughs and she looks visibly upset but hides her fluster to talk to me more
>tell her im going with all my guildmates as its a reason for us all to get together irl nowadays
>girl gushes how jealous she is, says shes going to make it to the next one for sure and maybe we could carpool
>bro and friend are ready to leave, i tell her it was nice talking to her and head out
>get home and realize i didnt ask for phone number
>was at a gamestop out of town
>>a sealed copy of diablo 3 in mint condition, unused serial
DID U KNO:
statistically speaking, elevators are the safest form of transportation!
The more you know!
Worked for FUCKING GAMESTOP for a very brief window. Most of my stories are variants on "dumb hick comes into store, doesn't understand technology", but I do have the story of the time my co-worker finally snapped.
>Nomal Thursday afternoon
>co-worker is there and looking pissed as hell
>ask him what's up
>He informs me that it's his birthday, that he had asked for this day off nearly a month in advance, and they still put him on
>Apologize, hope that he doesn't get touchy with customers
>The TV has now been running the exact same adset for almost a month
>Everytime it cycles he mutters something about it
>Customers come in, couple young urban gentlemen and a neckbeard sugared up to the eyeballs
>Neckbeard won't stop bugging us for recommendations, despite us giving him a laundry list of games both new and used, cheap and expensive
>Gentlemen are fucking around with the 360 kiosk
>Adset loops again
>Can hear the pressure boiling under co-worker's collar
>Hear a slight snapping sound, and see that the gentlemen have detached one of the controllers from the kiosk with a knife
>Jumps the counter
>Grabs the top of the gift card display
>Heaves it at the gentlemen, knocking one of them into the stand and knocking the other one clean the fuck out
>Neckbeard is crying and freaking out
>Co-worker turns to him and starts screaming the adsets in sync with the TV
>Jumps up and grabs the TV
>Rips it loose, throws it into the Bargain display
>Storms out, leaving one piss-soaked pair of pants, one unconscious thief, and one guy with minor facial lacerations from getting caber tossed
I got to go home early. It was a good day.
>a sealed copy of diablo 3 in mint condition, unused serial
walking is more dangerous, pedestrians are killed all the time, walking in streets, or just being in the way in some form.
Hell, taking the stairs is more dangerous than elevators, since people can trip and tumble to their death more likely than an elevator failure.
>This exact same scenario happens
>Only this time replace you with a Greek God of a man with a half-smile that counts as an auto eject for panties in a mile radius
>Instead of having the police called on him, she instead becomes female version of spaghettilord and writes down her number on a receipt while begging him to call her
well that's so uncommon and hardly used to go more than like 30 feet
but i guess if you consider it a form of transportation, sure.
I don't get people who habitually buy games so frequently. I mean sure I'll go collect old games that I don't enjoy but I just can't fathom not buying more overhyped game that I'll get bored of.
>a sealed copy of diablo 3 in mint condition, unused serial
I remember a cute grill working at gamestop convinced me to buy Persona 3 FES. She went on and on breathlessly praising it and even lied to my mom saying it was totally appropriate for a 12 year old.
What a nice lady
I didn't want/get to ask the mother and I assume anon's deposits just went to the store if she didn't even know about his reservation.
Manager didn't ask for his name. I still feel bad when I think about his mom's voice.
I'm 19 right now, hopefully i can ditch this shitty retail job and work somewhere decent.
Getting tired of working 39 hours a week min wage and being forced to greet everyone and push our stupid red cards on everyone
>finally get more than 40 hours, i'll get overtime
>manager makes me take a longer lunch and clock our early so i wont get payed overtime
Ibukis a lil too stick for my liking. Her autism is cute though.
Snake bites in general though always drag a girl down. A hot girl can still be hot with them, but without she would be much more attractive.
>If you work at Gamestop you can rent any game for two days.
We get four days
>implying navel piercings aren't the only acceptable kind
>implying piercings above the lips aren't disgusting
>>Co-worker turns to him and starts screaming the adsets in sync with the TV
I didn't work at a Gamestop but I did work at a shitty DVD store where most of the sales ended up being video games.
There was a lot of interesting stories working there seeing as about half of the customers were drug addicts trying to sell stolen gear and the other half were drug dealers trying to find a way to swap cash or stolen items given to them.
There was a lot of either autistic or just fucking retarded people who would come in and talk to me about video games. The worst example I can think of was a guy talking to me about how he was masturbating to his character in SR3 the night before whilst I was serving an old lady who was buying some DVD's for her Grand Daughter who was with her.
One of my other favourite ones was when a mother got absolutely anally annihilated at me because I refused to sell a Call of Duty game to her 10 year old son who was in the store by himself.
Every time I go to GameStop, there's always one technologically incompetent Mom or Dad who is trying to return a console and like 50 games. It takes like 20 minutes.
This happen to anyone else?
>mostly just fat Filipinos
OH FUCK, you too? I was wondering where theres so many fat Filipinos at target.
There was this one fatass in the breakroom once who loaded a bowl with a bunch of cupcakes, then mashed them together and started stirring them around with her finger. I was fucking mesmerized
>go to gamestop
>annoying extroverted normalfag employees
>cod players who pretend to know shit about other games
When I bought DS2 the guy just kept saying "oh man this game is so awesome it's so hard", and when I tried to talk about the game he has clearly never touched the game.
I remember some of the people who came into the store I used to work at were that fat they couldn't fit in the aisles unless they side waddled down them.
They sounded like they were permanently out of breath as well. It was fucking funny listening to them try and ask a question between about 15 rasped breaths.
>2006 was 8 years ago
where does the time go
>Snake bites in general though always drag a girl down. A hot girl can still be hot with them, but without she would be much more attractive.
Oh definitely, Ibuki would look a lot better without the piercings. But I think she pulls it off reasonably well.
Current gamestop employee of 1 year here. Planning on getting the fuck out of there after the holidays. My hours are starting to pick up as of late, but any time after X-mas, no fucking hours at all. At first I was a tryhard with keeping up with the cards and preorders but as of late, I dont give a fuck and constantly at the bottom. Manager never gives hours to part timers, you have to ask for days off at least a month in advance, constantly harrassed by co-workers and dumb fuck customers. Done with Gamestop. Ill answer any questions though
She's really, really pretty.
I've gone to gamestop a lot over the years, nothing shitty or weird has happened to me outside of them asking if I have or want their power up card, but they never badger me about it. Am I just lucky?
To be fair, I don't think the mom would give two shits about whatever he put down on the game. I'm sure even bringing it up or sending her the money would upset her thinking about her son. You did good anon, but still sorry that happened.
Nah, redhead that plays EVERYTHING because she's a schizo. I kid you not, just about every week she goes through her list of characters and pays to have their names changed. Every. Single. One.
I have an irrational fear that this would happen to me since I live in a flat and I use the lift every single day.
It's never broken down or stopped or done anything to show it's about to break, but I still fear something like this would happen.
You can just check the archives, that's what I did to see the first post after it was deleted.
Brain panic modes are the best
>looking to the sky behind the counter
>suddenly a qt 32~ years old come
>'Hey, it's my kid's birthday and I wanted to buy a wii u for him'
>surprised, off guard, the brain freezes
>Well, she said birthday
>'Oh, happy congratulations to him, I got one of these-'
>just pick the console and puts on the counter
>she has a shit-eating grin for the whole transaction
Isn't there photos of her stripping in Gamestops?
Why does she do it?