I’m not sure if you know about this, but the world is experiencing an ever-increasing wave of Coronavirus infections. This is especially true in the US, where daily cases are now much higher than in the first wave, where GameStop (NYSE: GME) primarily operates. Fortunately, mortality is not high. However, we and the experts are still unsure what the long-term (if any) forks could be from COVID.
During this global pandemic, the best way to describe the actions GameStop takes would be “disgusting”; or “Someone binding and gagging management before they kill someone”. The management of the company, with their infinite wisdom, decided that the lives and safety of the employees were not as important as their profits and bonuses for themselves to be self-identified. This, of course, follows many reports of stores not being provided with PPE or proper disinfection equipment.
After some recent good news for the company, the partnership with Microsoft, and the fact that GameStop will get a piece of digital cake for every console sold by the company, it looks like higher tiers. dissatisfied on high. Now comes the news recently and why I had to self-correct four obscene statements, and more likely it will happen. GameStop announced a TikTok contest and awarded more works. During a pandemic.
Originally spotted and posted on Resetera by Cheddahz user, the notes for the GameStop conference include the TikTok dance challenge for store leaders. Before I get started, just read the challenge:
Had thought… I could do that TikTok challenge! Yes, The Event Team is launching the Incisiv-sponsored TikTok Dance Challenge.
Watch the dance here: https://youtu.be/qsaWwr4EPTQ
Get creative, connect on your team and have fun with it! Don’t worry, you can’t look as bad as the event planner!
November 2-4: Upload your video here at https://woobox.com/mn8chx.
November 5: Go back to https://woobox.com/mn8chx and vote!
November 6: The winners will be announced!
• Open TikTok and click the + sign at the bottom of the screen.
• Search for “redwinechallenge” and find the video with the song / challenge
• Click the track switch panel in the bottom right corner
• Click the “Use this sound” record button at the bottom
• Record your videos!
• Click the red check mark to start editing your video.
• After you’ve finished editing your video, click Next.
• Upload your video to YouTube or Instagram. This is the link you will need to send to the woobox.
Winners of the challenge will receive an Echo 8, Echo Auto, $ 100 VISA gift card, and 10 additional hours of labor for use during Black Friday!
Imagine what you could do with all those prizes!
You can also have hashtags # for your videos on TikTok #redwinechallenge #gamestop #incisiv (you can also find our event group videos on TikTok)
“This doesn’t seem that bad.” I heard the slowest person thinking, mouth coming. On the surface, it is possible. Look at that, you will see how cunning this is. First and foremost is the seemingly optional part (you won’t win if you jump alone) to “rope on your team”. So the team will dance to win the store manager an Echo 8, Echo Auto, and a $ 100 VISA gift card. Fantastic. What does the group receive? Well, they have to split 10 hours of overtime.
Is the GameStop employee lucky enough to get a part-time job during Black Friday? Well, how much is that lucky person, $ 9.50 / hour? But please wait a moment. In an existing store with more employees, lucky employees will not be able to make a reasonable distance from others, putting them at high risk of visiting CC virus, the symptoms and likelihood of death he carries. again.
Now the part that annoys me the most. I used to work in retail and I know how painful it feels to have store opening hours cut, especially when you’re detailing. The fact that GameStop bravely pointed out that these 10 hours would be very helpful meant they were well aware that stores needed these hours during one of the busiest times for any retail store. Come on. Instead of allocating the right staff to meet demand, the company wants its managers – and employees – to dance like chimpanzees.
The real beneficiary of all of this? GameStop and the managers, of course. These videos will be used by the company, published with lines like “see how much fun our workers have”. Can I blame any employee who wants to work overtime these hours? Are not. Once again, we’re in a pandemic that spans every aspect of our lives and it’s furious that GameStop is abusing the situation and its employees to benefit from it.