Gaming retailer GameStop has made the decision to shut all its physical locations as of March 22nd, opting for a ‘delivery at the door only’ approach instead.
GameStop CEO George Sherman sent out a letter (as obtained by Kotaku) to all employees that outlined the ‘delivery at the door’ approach and laid out the financial compensation for GameStop employees.
The new delivery method requires the customer to either order their product online, order their product through the GameStop app, or scan a QR code at a store location. The product will be “picked up and packed” by the in-store employees, who will then work with the customer to allow them to pick up their order either curbside or at the store’s door.
If you’re thinking of using this approach, just be aware that only eligible stores in certain states across the USA will be implementing it, so check with your local store first.
“We will not make you work if you don’t feel comfortable doing so,” Sherman wrote. “Please coordinate with your supervisor if that is the case. We respect that everyone has personal situations and preferences, so your decision will not impact your position with the company.”
As for financial compensation during the retailer’s temporary closing during the coronavirus pandemic, hourly employees who are PTO eligible will receive two weeks (80 hours) of additional PTO.
Those ineligible for PTO will be paid for two additional weeks of base pay calculated on the weekly average number of hours they’ve worked over the last 10 weeks.
Sherman also said that full-time benefit eligible employees will be receiving reimbursement for one full month of employee benefit contributions for the month of April.
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