GameStop Told Employees To Wrap Their Hands In Plastic And Go Back To Work

By Zuhaad Ali

GameStop recently told their employees in Massachusetts, USA, to wrap their hands in a plastic bag, open the door slightly to the give and take the Credit Card and orders. The report comes from Boston Globe, a 24-year-old GameStop manager who wants to remain anonymous for obvious reasons said, “Workers have been told to wrap a plastic bag around one hand to protect it from exposure to the virus, open the door a crack, and take the customer’s credit card,”

“Employees are then to run the card with a hand still encased in the bag, flip the bag inside out, leaving the card inside, put the purchase in the bag, and hand it back through the door,” the manager said.

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These instructions were emailed to the from the district leaders to the managers. The email titled, “Chip card best practices,” features: “Lightly (you want to be able to get it off easily) tape a Game Stop plastic bag over your hand and arm. Do not open the door all the way —keep the glass between you and the guest’s face — just reach out your arm.”

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The manager said that it was infuriating that he was being told to put on plastic bags in times like this when the global ‘pandemic is raging.’

“I have to make a choice between doing a job that nobody needs during a pandemic and not being paid, and possibly infecting people or being infected,” he said. “We know for a fact the disease is contagious even when you’re asymptomatic,” the manager continued. “It’s like they’re an animal or a pet”

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GameStop recently announced that they will be closed down 321 stores (to be precise) during the last fiscal year, revealed in their latest earnings call.

Source: Boston Globe