Sony and MS Handing Out Free Next Gen Bundles to Gamestop Managers

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  1. Gahars
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    If you're a Gamestop manager, you can expect to be shit on almost constantly. The work's not all that rewarding, and the paycheck definitely isn't. If that doesn't kill your enthusiasm, well, the endless onslaught of customers, from the scammers to the ignorant to the, ugh, casuals, certainly will.

    Worry not, Gamestop Managers of the world. Sony has seen your plight, and have decided to reward you for your hard, thankless labor. And market their upcoming console. Yeah, really, it's pretty much entirely the second thing.

    But, hey, you know, whatever. Either way, free stuff!

    :arrow: The Escapist

    Meanwhile, at Sony HQ...

    Obviously, this is no simple act of charity. It's marketing, plain and simple. Making sure the people selling your console are excited about it and experienced with it can only help. Besides, putting yourself in the good graces of the leading game store in the US (and much of the rest of the world) certainly isn't going to hurt your chances, either.

    So, if you're eagerly awaiting the PS4 but don't want to shell out the cash, there's still time to apply for a Gamestop position, wait through the hiring process, land the job, work your way through the ranks, and land the manager position before the system's November launch. Well, hypothetically. Sort of. I mean, it may sound like a lot, but that's only because it absolutely is.

    And hey, while it's understandable to be jealous (mad jelly, even), that doesn't mean you should go and take it out on any Gamestop employees. As the saying goes, "Don't hate the player-to-be, hate the Gamestop."

    EDIT: Seems like it's more than just the PS4 - Managers get the Xbox One, two too. Holla holla, get two next gen consoles for 0 dolla.
     


  2. EvilMakiPR

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    Not only a PS4

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    Not only that they get ALL the launch games from both consoles..........WTF!!
     
  3. UltraMew

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    Thought Minecraft was a launch for both
     
  4. Hop2089

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    That will keep managers from borrowing their stock instead of selling them, and yeah some Gamestops do let managers borrow games and consoles for a day.
     
  5. GameWinner

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    "Hey guys! I'll let you play my PS4-the console you guys have yet to get-if you wash my car!"
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

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    inb4 sony buys sales
     
  7. The Real Jdbye

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    Nice, an entire 7 games. It has to be better to be a GameStop manager than a regular employee though, right? I don't know why people dislike working at GameStop, seems like a great place to work if you like games, you meet likeminded people and you probably get some sort of employee discount. And on top of that you get to talk about games to everyone who comes in.
     
  8. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I take it someone has never worked retail.

    "Will Halo run on my PS3?"
    "How could you let me buy my son GTA? I never knew this game was so violent!"
    "My console doesn't internet. How do?"
    "Do you sell Battletoads?"
     
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  9. Harsky

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    Not to mention that you're the first point of contact for customers who just want to take their rage out on you because you sold a game that sucked.
     
  10. emigre

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    Shit money.
    Shit working conditions.
    Shit prospects.

    I used to work at GAME in the UK.
     
  11. The Real Jdbye

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    Well over here minimum wage is pretty good, so it wouldn't be so bad. I don't know about working conditions, but it seems okay to me.

    Well they would probably take their rage out on the staff currently there. The manager probably isn't there all the time.

    I haven't. I just hope most people aren't that stupid :P
    Though if I worked at GameStop and they came in and asked for Battletoads I would just laugh at them, and if they complained a game they themselves wanted to buy was too violent then I would calmly explain that they should have checked themselves before they bought the game and that it is their responsibility to know what kind of game they are buying their kid. No biggie.
    Though frankly I wouldn't know what to do if they continued being difficult after that. :P
     
  12. Foxi4

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    If you consider people who ask "I'm sorry, can I run this PS3 game on my XBox 360?" or the latest hit I've heard myself as I was standing in the queue to the register - "Can I run this game on my Android?" to be likeminded, sure. Yes, you get plenty of those.
     
  13. FAST6191

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    But but but gamestop is the bane of the games industry and with its second hand games policies is all but literally taking the food from the mouths of the children of those even tangentially involved in the games industry.
     
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    yes of course Sony give those managers who already earn much money and could buy the PS4 with a few hours of "work" while other people who actually work hard half a month or more to earn the money for the device -.-V

    Rule of the World:
    You have a good job and much money you get everything for free.
    You have a bad job and work your ass of you pay even more money so that the rich can get their stuff for free
     
  15. FAST6191

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    If it helps do not think of it as a not a reward (mainly as it is not) but an incentive as the managers are the ones that can choose the layout of the shop (makes a bigger difference than you might imagine), have a certain measure of say in how many copies are ordered in a title (or the split), have an effect on how hard they push a given console and all sorts of other things you really want to have happen as a device manufacturer.

    It also occurs that I do not know how much a manager for gamestop earns offhand. http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/GameStop-Store-Manager-Salaries-E1162_D_KO9,22.htm says not an awful lot compared (just shy of $38K or at current exchange rates about €28K and £24k) to what gets called a manager elsewhere.
     
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    Well there have to be a lot of likeminded people too.
     
  17. wrettcaughn

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    Actually, retail managers these days don't have a whole lot of say in ordering or store layout. That's all handled by algorithms at home office. I'm actually kind of confused as to what a GameStop manager does that justifies $38K a year... That's a lot of money in my area of the US. I'd have expected more around $30K...
     
  18. Kouen Hasuki

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    According to my friend who works in the Fredrikstad Mall's Gamestop it really depends on your manager how good or bad the working conditions get... and at that one its not all that the manager is a fkin idiot :P
     
  19. Ethevion

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    Where does this put Sony on the most evil corporations list now?
     
  20. Joe88

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    They are still hovering between the mafia and the nazi's.