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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:12 PM   #4051
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I was also curious if they withhold taxes? Are we contract employees? Because in my packet I did not get a deduction worksheet to claim anything.......
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:25 PM   #4052
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I was also curious if they withhold taxes? Are we contract employees? Because in my packet I did not get a deduction worksheet to claim anything.......
We setup all that and choose benefits the first few days of work from what I was told on my call.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:34 PM   #4053
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Ok so I just get an email that the equipment will arrive this week.. A week before training this is complete torture!!!!.. Ok so what's the reason for not opening the box before and have anyone ever?
I didnt get mines yet ..Maybe because I sent in the paperwork on friday
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 06:35 PM   #4054
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Ok so I just get an email that the equipment will arrive this week.. A week before training this is complete torture!!!!.. Ok so what's the reason for not opening the box before and have anyone ever?
From what I understand, they want everyone to unbox/setup their equipment at the same time as some sort of test of your ability to plug a computer into the wall. (Kidding of course). I think there's a timeframe for setting up and getting connected to FaceTime on the computer to join the class. If that makes sense. I can elaborate if needed.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:11 PM   #4055
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From what I understand, they want everyone to unbox/setup their equipment at the same time as some sort of test of your ability to plug a computer into the wall. (Kidding of course). I think there's a timeframe for setting up and getting connected to FaceTime on the computer to join the class. If that makes sense. I can elaborate if needed.
Lol .... Ummm well if you don't mind
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:40 PM   #4056
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I got the email as well...

Has anyone for 11/26 been contacted by their team managers?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:49 PM   #4057
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I got the email as well...

Has anyone for 11/26 been contacted by their team managers?

I have not. I believe they said 14th-16th.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:11 PM   #4058
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I have not. I believe they said 14th-16th.
Nope not yet.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:12 PM   #4059
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I was also curious if they withhold taxes? Are we contract employees? Because in my packet I did not get a deduction worksheet to claim anything.......
It's done online.

You are ACTUAL employees of Apple.

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From what I understand, they want everyone to unbox/setup their equipment at the same time as some sort of test of your ability to plug a computer into the wall. (Kidding of course). I think there's a timeframe for setting up and getting connected to FaceTime on the computer to join the class. If that makes sense. I can elaborate if needed.
It's not on Facetime.

They will email you a training link a few days prior.

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Thanks, I guess what I was getting at was, do they hold back pay at all? I am thinking if I start on 11/26 and next pay date is 12/7, I'll get one week for 11/26-11/30 on 12/7. Does that sound right?
I started on 11/5, and our first paycheck is 11/23.

However, We did get paid in software lol.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:15 PM   #4060
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It's done online.

You are ACTUAL employees of Apple.

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It's not on Facetime.

They will email you a training link a few days prior.

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I started on 11/5, and our first paycheck is 11/23.

However, We did get paid in software lol.
Dang already have the software!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:20 PM   #4061
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Dang already have the software!
Christmas comes early!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:38 PM   #4062
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Christmas comes early!
Christmas won't come at all with no Apple paychecks in the bank!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:42 PM   #4063
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It's done online.

You are ACTUAL employees of Apple.

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It's not on Facetime.

They will email you a training link a few days prior.

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I started on 11/5, and our first paycheck is 11/23.

However, We did get paid in software lol.
I figured it wasn't actually FaceTime, I just used that as a point of reference to point out that you need to be camera ready within that timeframe. Thanks for the clarification. Our class is still in the dark.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:33 PM   #4064
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Christmas comes early!
So how's training coming along
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:30 AM   #4065
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I'll be honest... I am making room for the iMac this week and WILL be opening it up and setting it up before day 1. Also, I will try my best to not open the small, super secret, but probably nothing special box.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:20 AM   #4066
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So how's training coming along
TRAINING ROCKS!!! It is just UN-Believable. Everyone it is SO worth the wait!! Everyone is just SO encouraging and friendly.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:37 AM   #4067
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I'll be honest... I am making room for the iMac this week and WILL be opening it up and setting it up before day 1. Also, I will try my best to not open the small, super secret, but probably nothing special box.
OK great at least I won't be a lone lol

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TRAINING ROCKS!!! It is just UN-Believable. Everyone it is SO worth the wait!! Everyone is just SO encouraging and friendly.
That's great!!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:16 AM   #4068
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OK great at least I won't be a lone lol

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That's great!!
i know it would be exciting to open the boxes but let me assure u it is not to torture, (just put the boxes out of sight) its because apple takes paying its employees for their time VERY seriously. you have to be paid to set it up. and wont you loook weird showing up 2 mins after the time you were supposed to start because u have already set it up?? they do have ways of tracking the usage and what nots. I promise the boxes have 21 inch mac's in them a box with phone stuff, keyboard, mouse, and one small box for you from apple. it is a grey box in with the mac so if u open that you open the surprise. all in all keep your first day fun on the first day, it makes it worth it
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:07 PM   #4069
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i know it would be exciting to open the boxes but let me assure u it is not to torture, (just put the boxes out of sight) its because apple takes paying its employees for their time VERY seriously. you have to be paid to set it up. and wont you loook weird showing up 2 mins after the time you were supposed to start because u have already set it up?? they do have ways of tracking the usage and what nots. I promise the boxes have 21 inch mac's in them a box with phone stuff, keyboard, mouse, and one small box for you from apple. it is a grey box in with the mac so if u open that you open the surprise. all in all keep your first day fun on the first day, it makes it worth it

well geesh thanks you really did take the surprise out of it lol.... I guess of sight out of mind right Thanks

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:24 PM   #4070
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I was also told that they could ask you to hold the box up to your camera
to show that it is unopened. And as was stated, they can track in the logs
when the puter logged in, came online and where you may have surfed in
the various apps even before you connect the ethernet cable.

It would really be a shame to be dismissed from the company because
directions were not followed. And I am quite sure they are a stickler for
rules, especially where it comes to being told don't do something.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 PM   #4071
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I was also told that they could ask you to hold the box up to your camera
to show that it is unopened. And as was stated, they can track in the logs
when the puter logged in, came online and where you may have surfed in
the various apps even before you connect the ethernet cable.

It would really be a shame to be dismissed from the company because
directions were not followed. And I am quite sure they are a stickler for
rules, especially where it comes to being told don't do something.
I am just going to open the boxes to see what the surprise is then close it back... sue me lol..im just checking to make sure it not a bomb lol
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:55 PM   #4072
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Once you open the little box, it trips a device that sends a signal to your iMac on day one of what time and date it was originally opened.


Just kidding.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:09 PM   #4073
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im just checking to make sure it not a bomb lol
So that's how they find out if you open it or not. It go boom, no show
on training day...he must have opened the box. LOL.

Maybe the little gift box is instructions on disabling the big box bomb.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:21 PM   #4074
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so that's how they find out if you open it or not. It go boom, no show
on training day...he must have opened the box. Lol.

Maybe the little gift box is instructions on disabling the big box bomb.
loooool
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:39 PM   #4075
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Thought my second interview went pretty dang well. My recruiter was very nice and pleasant to talk to. I was told that I should get an email within 48 hours to schedule a third interview which probably won't be until the beginning of December due to the staff getting a Thanksgiving break.

Since this process is likely to go past when my unemployment runs out I'm really starting to bank on being hired. My experience with the hiring staff so far has been wonderful though.
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