GameStop Says No to "Good Grades Only" Policy
No good deed goes unpunished. At least if you’re GameStop.
GameStop manager Brandon Scott, of the Texas GameStop which we posted about before, has been suspended for his “unconventional policy” of only selling video games to kids with good grades. Public service is what he had in mind, but it looks like it might have cost him his job.
“This is a socially acceptable, responsible thing to do,” Scott said in a recent WFAA-TV article. “These kids, they are our future, especially if you sell products to kids.”
While the GameStop corporation my in fact agree with children being the future, they also believe in children buying games in the future, too. Their official response to this matter was less than heartwarming.
“GameStop is learning about and evaluating Mr. Scott’s concept. As always, GameStop maintains its corporate commitment to assisting parents and other consumers in making informed choices,” told WFAA-TV.
It has yet to be seen if Mr. Scott’s suspension will end up being a termination. Is there really no room for socially-conscious decisions in the corporate world?