GAMESTOP ... im applying any tips ?

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Oct 12, 2007
  1. BoneMonkey
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    im applying for gamestop tomoroow i printed out a job application im going to hand it in tomoroow ?


    i really want this job anyone have any tips or experince with gamestop ?
     


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    Did you pre-order your job application? I don't think they can help you if you don't pre-order.
     
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    I just got off the phone with gamestop and they say you didn't pre-order yet. Would you like to pre-order now? You know you really should pre-order.
     
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    ... put a gun in your mouth and go kill yourself please

    or at least hit your balls with a hammer so you will never produce offspring
     
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    I like where this is going...
     
  6. Urza

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    Gamestop and EB Games are awful places to work. They treat their employees terribly.
     
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    The best way that worked for my friends and I is become friends with the staff there. Hang out there when your not busy, take smoke breaks with them, go on a food run for them, volunteer to help out around the store, like straightening boxes and stuff. Keep in mind that this isn't an over night thing though. Its just how me and my pothead friends spent our summer and ended up with jobs there. Same thing worked at Hollywood Video. My friend Darin ended up being my manager at both, it was freakin sweet. Both are jobs easily done high. I mean talking about movies and games doesn't take a lot of effort. Anyways, I'm just reminiscing about my misspent youth. Good luck on the job, and stay cool with the staff even if you don't get the job. Cause, part time jobs always get openings.
     
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    When in the interview:

    If asked anything about theft or what you consider to be a positive trait you possess, honesty is always a winner. If asked if you'd report another co-worker for stealing even $1, the answer is yes. They need to know that you can be trusted and that you woud not allow yourself or other co-workers to screw the business.
     
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    Those are good tips too Ashura [​IMG] If they have an automated application machine the kind that asks you like 50 questions about your personality and stuff, you want to answer all the questions as if you were a confident leader. Tell them what they want to hear. "I'm an honest hard worker who has a passion for this job, and am willing to work hard for this company to make a profit. Even if it means sweeping the cigarette butts from the front of the store or cleaning the toilet." [​IMG]
     
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    I take it you haven't heard the horror stories about working at Gamestop?
     
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    I'm sorry, did you want to pre-order that?
     
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    i never heard of any horror stories ?
     
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    You didn't pre-order the horror stories DID you?

    Maybe you'd like to sign up for an edge card, you'll get a subscription the th #1 gaming maagazine and get 10 percent more on all your trade ins and 10% off every purchase you make.
     
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    Work at Barnes & Noble. You'll still get the employee discount. At both stores.

    edit-you only get a discount with the edge card if you buy something used. they got me too:/
     
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    Hey, I thought it was funny.
     
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    I cant imagine wanting to hang out at a gamestop and work there for FREE. And then to go on food runs for those little wannabe know it all's? But seriously Gamestop is a lame store with equally lame employees. Get ready to say preorder about a thousand times a day if you get hired.
     
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    There are horror stories from every company. Especially ones with so many locations. Before people start making posts with their outrageous tales of woe, I figure I'll make that point. If you're looking for just some job and not the career you've looked forward to, it's like 90% about the people you work with, 6% the customer, and 4% the job itself. I just pulled those numbers out of nowhere, but they illustrate my point.

    During college I was an assistant manager for a movie theatre and that meant working with a lot of kids getting their first job. The ones who complained all the time didn't realize what in meant to have a job and working with the public. It was amazing how many of them missed what they had after quitting when they realized any job they were qualified for was kinda crappy.

    The moral is that if this is the type of work you're looking for, it's probably going to suck no matter what so find a way to deal with it.
     
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    Apparently, you should grow a neckbeard as a prerequisite.

    Edit: And work somewhere where you can meet some tail. Women never go to a game store unless it's mothers with their brats.
     
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    Apply somewhere else.

    Ill let some other people post the horror stories.

    Selling used games as new/pre-order hassle's/etc
     
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    ya, my bro worked there and they overworked him/under paid him. I like the people though... one of the employees had an M3 so we always had nerd fights
     

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