Kotaku- GameStop is shutting down its stores in California, Kotaku has learned. This news comes one day after the struggling retailer told all of its U.S. employees to ignore state lockdown measures in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, insisting that it was an “essential retail” business.
“We are closing our stores in California,” the company said in a note to stores. “The closure will remain in effect until further notice as we obtain more information from the California Governor’s Office.” California is one of a few states in the country to have enacted a full lockdown policy and told non-essential businesses to close.
WHAT HAPPENED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL?? If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, how about this story? Stores closed down, after workers put their health on the line to release a game a day early. After they bought their own cleaning supplies for themselves and GameStop stores? And now they get the ol heave ho. Thanks for your help, but when we shut down we ain’t giving you shit.
How about your CEO who makes a $1.1M salary, coughs up a little bit of his money to keep his employees surviving? Maybe even chips in a little piece $1.65M annual bonus he’s eligible for? This right here kids, is how to not run a business.
Reggie please help this company. Or just let the doors shut. Whatever comes first.