Apple employees reveal their concern over the company’s rejection of remote work requests. Some workers say that they’ll quit Apple, if the company doesn’t approve remote work.
Apple has adopted a hybrid work model and the staff is expected to return to the office three days a week from September.
Apple has never been a fan of the work-from-home model. There were just a few exceptions but now even those are being rejected. Around 10 people in the company’s Slack channel expressed that they’re considering to resign Apple. There are around 6000 members in the company’s Slack channel.
In June, employees had written a letter for Apple CEO, Tim Cook to rethink the hybrid model. The letter was responded with a video by Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of retail and people, where he said that in-person work is “essential” and the company will continue to move forward with the same approach.
Apple employees are unhappy with this approach and say that they’re receiving a lot of recruiting messages from other tech companies.
Some employees say we’re told that only employees with documented medical conditions will get an approval for permanent remote work. The workers are required to show their medical records and this made some of the employees uncomfortable.
Employees are contemplating writing another letter to raise their concern. Some are even discussing legal action.
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