While the globe is reeling from the Coronavirus pandemic, numerous retailers, restaurants and businesses of all sizes have made the hard, but prudent decision to tell workers to stay home for their own safety. But not Gamestop.
The video game retailer reportedly told its employees to come. Even worse, it demanded its worked report for duty even if the authorities essentially deemed doing so as illegal.
Vice reports that Gamestop employees were sent a memo, and it’s all bad.
GameStop has informed employees that if local authorities attempt to shut down their store in states with orders to close establishments deemed “non-essential,” they are to inform law enforcement that the company believes they should be “classified as essential retail and therefore is able to remain open during this time.” The instructions came with a flyer to hand over to law enforcement, and includes the phone number for GameStop’s corporate office.
The note itself is all the struggle.
“Due to the products we carry that enable and enhance our customers’ experience in working from home,” says the memo, per Vice. “we believe GameStop is classified as essential retail and therefore is able to remain open during this time. We have received reports of local authorities visiting stores in an attempt to enforce closure despite our classification. Store managers are approved to provide the document linked below to law enforcement as needed.”
Essential retail? The same GameStop that is always rumored to be on life support?
This shouldn’t come as a surprise since GameStop has reportedly done the least when it comes to their employees in lieu of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Gamestop corporate to the staff: pic.twitter.com/0WLNchXvG0— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) March 19, 2020
Ayo real quick— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) March 19, 2020
That’s the tweet.
Fuck @GameStop forever. I will never set foot in one of their stores or do any kind of business with them again. Hurry up and die.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) March 19, 2020
please go ahead and cancel your pre-order for animal crossing or anything else you may have pending with GameStop https://t.co/sc6jOYgsAg— Лиля (@lo_lifer) March 19, 2020
Florida Spring Breakers: NOBODY can do more to promote a rude stereotype than we can— IncitementToResurrectionHat (@Popehat) March 19, 2020
GameStop: Hold my Mountain Dew
“Fuck GameStop. All my homies hate GameStop.”— Plathanos 🐝🇩🇴 #HIVESZN (@SavinTheBees) March 19, 2020
- Anne Frank
They are psychopathic. Fuck GameStop. https://t.co/Jrpb77C44R— The Humanist Report (@HumanistReport) March 19, 2020
Youre not "essential retail".— тαℓєѕ σf cσσkíє 🎮 (@ArcanaLegacy) March 19, 2020
Youre a LUXURY store. You just want to capitalize on spring break & the "no school/work" situation cuz MONEY.
As a former employee who quit because of the inhumane treatment, I didnt expect y'all to stoop this low but Im also not surprised by it. pic.twitter.com/jK8NTJKUhg
Out of all the jobs I ever had, GameStop was by far the worst. Just a terrible company. https://t.co/OspFazlmU6— Norman Caruso (@GamingHistorian) March 19, 2020