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Title    Apple Employees Threaten to Quit as Company Takes Hard Line Stance on Remote Work
Date    Tuesday July 20, @04:43PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/07/20/0712249

upstart writes:

Apple employees threaten to quit as company takes hard line stance on remote work:

Apple employees claim the company is not budging on plans to institute a hybrid work model for corporate workers and is in some cases denying work-from-home exceptions, including one accommodation covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In June, Apple announced a hybrid work schedule that will see employees return to the office for three days a week starting in September, a shift toward normal corporate operations after the pandemic forced a lengthy work-from-home period. Days later, participants of what is assumed to be the same remote work advocacy Slack channel cited by The Verge asked more flexibility, saying that working from home brings a number of benefits including greater diversity and inclusion in retention and hiring, tearing down previously existing communication barriers, better work life balance, better integration of existing remote / location-flexible workers, and reduced spread of pathogens.

That request was flatly denied. In a video to employees late last month, SVP of retail and people Deirdre O'Brien toed the company line on remote work policies, saying, "We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future. If we take a moment to reflect on our unbelievable product launches this past year, the products and the launch execution were built upon the base of years of work that we did when we were all together in-person."


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Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Apple employees threaten to quit as company takes hard line stance on remote work" - https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/15/apple-employees-threaten-to-quit-as-company-takes-hard-line-stance-on-remote-work
  3. "hybrid work schedule" - https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/06/02/apple-asks-employees-to-conduct-limited-in-office-work-starting-in-september
  4. "asked more flexibility" - https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/06/05/apple-employees-ask-for-more-flexible-remote-work-options
  5. "flatly denied" - https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/06/30/apple-to-adopt-hybrid-work-model-despite-worker-pleas-for-more-flexibility
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=50010

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