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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Anyone know the minimum age?

What's the minimum age to work at apple retail on the east coast on the United States?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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18. Although the store where I worked did hire a couple of 17 year old high school seniors once.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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What's the minimum age to work at apple retail on the east coast on the United States?
Someone interested to work in an Apple store? The thought is kinda of interesting I guess, working in a store with iPads, iPods and iPhones all around you.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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I heard from somebody that used to work there that they do a very strict background check including reviewing high school & college transcripts and looking at your credit and yet they only pay minimum wage.

I know there is a high turnover at that place.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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Its 18 unless you close with management at a specific location. I was good friends with a manager and he wanted to hire me but I couldn't get myself to do it. Make much more serving, plus shifts are shorter, which makes my schedule more flexible for classes.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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Do yourself a favour and don't apply. It's not a good job. Period!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 05:23 AM   #7
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Do yourself a favour and don't apply. It's not a good job. Period!
And what's your idea of "a good job"?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:33 AM   #8
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I wouldn't class anything in customer service as a 'good job'..But then again I'm a teacher and I'm use to telling people what I think of them, not the other way round lol.
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And what's your idea of "a good job"?
Umm...where do I start? One that pays well for the amount of work one does?, one where you don't have to deal with idiot customers all day?, one where you get treated fairly and have ample breaks, one where you get some reward for selling up to 30,000 of goods for the company every week?, one where people don't think it's cool to wear over sized colourful trainers just so you stand out...should I go on? No, I don't think I need to...
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 09:04 PM   #10
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And what's your idea of "a good job"?
A job that pays a living wage.

Apple does not.

It explains why outside the Genuis bar, Apple retail workers are retards.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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Do yourself a favour and don't apply. It's not a good job. Period!
Do others a favor and don't assume that your preferences are universal. I wouldn't call any retail job "good" but if someone's looking for something in retail then it really doesn't matter what you, I or others consider to be good.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 07:08 AM   #12
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I heard from somebody that used to work there that they do a very strict background check including reviewing high school & college transcripts and looking at your credit and yet they only pay minimum wage.

I know there is a high turnover at that place.
Not true...as far as I know Apple does not ask for transcripts and they won't request them as a part of your background check which is mostly to search criminal records
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:02 PM   #13
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I heard from somebody that used to work there that they do a very strict background check including reviewing high school & college transcripts and looking at your credit and yet they only pay minimum wage.

I know there is a high turnover at that place.
Christ, didn't know they paid minimum wage. You'd think they'd be less "cheap" than that. No wonder they have so many employees in one store. God damn.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:18 PM   #14
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I'm kind of torn here. I feel as though I'd expect more of Apple, even just for the base customer relations jobs. But I want to work there. I want that blue shirt and name-tag. To be able to say that I AM apple. I met a Genius once at a party, I was so jealous. NOTHING beats when 8-9 people in a circle are shooting the **** and someone answers "what do you do?" with "I'm a genius."

*Sigh*

I'm blue collar(retail) as it is, so the work wouldn't be a "chore" for me in the least.
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Christ, didn't know they paid minimum wage. You'd think they'd be less "cheap" than that. No wonder they have so many employees in one store. God damn.
I work as an "At Home Adviser" and I was under the impression that everyone working in retail stores starts at $14 per hour (all of them recently got a raise). But we have a few ex-ARS on our team and you could not pay me enough to work in a store... sheer madness. It's bad enough dealing with consumers on the phone.. much less in person.
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What's the minimum age to work at apple retail on the east coast on the United States?
I don't know in the USA, but the minimum age to work in one of the China factories will be 8.

For dangerous jobs such as coal mining it will be 10.
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