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Gamestop employees storm out over 'lack of respect' as meme stock GME rises

Gamestop employees storm out over 'lack of respect' as meme stock GME rises
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Gamestop has been enjoying its meme-stock status as of late. Since Reddit users on r/wallstreetbets took the once struggling retailer to stratospheric heights, GME managed to reach an unfathomable $500 per share from its initial $17.25.

That stock has since come back down, but its new reputation as a meme stock has since given it a valuation of $145.95 at the time of writing.

But not everyone at Gamestop has shared in that joy, particularly for the staff at one brick and mortar retailer located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Would-be shoppers looking to trade their second-hand games in for store credit or pick up a copy of Elden Ring were instead greeted by an empty shop front with locked doors and a notice posted outside, titled: “Attention Gamestop Patrons”.

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“We regret to inform you that we all quit,” the notice continued, via a post shared on Reddit by u/PonyCorn69. “Our District Manager has no respect for us as employees or as human beings.

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“We have been told by our district manager that we were supposed to have had this store achieving sales quotas and running perfectly 6 months ago. Which was 3 months before alot of us even got hired.

“Unfortunately, despite the staff’s best efforts, we are not god.”

If that wasn’t enough, the notice also included a list of other nearby stores that customers could visit for their gaming needs.

If their intent to stick around still wasn’t entirely clear, the notice was signed off: “Sincerely, former GameStop team.”

“One could say they’ve stopped playing games” one user replied.

“Good for them. Also for others who missed it: this is the SECOND location in town that has had its entire staff quit this year,” another user mentioned.

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