Anybody here work for an Apple store?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by IPCostello, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. IPCostello macrumors newbie

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    I'm starting in a couple of weeks at one; just wondering if there's any more of you guys out there.
     
  2. ucscc10 macrumors member

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    well, i know of some (i'm not one), but from what i remember them saying at one point is that the "contract" you sign with apple forbids you from these types of sites. i may be wrong here, but i remember hearing that from a friend- meaning that they might not respond.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You are correct.. being an Apple Employee means you're not supposed to frequent forums and the like.
     
  4. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to work for a Apple Store. and yes, you can read macrumors on off time but you are not suppose to post.
     
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    and i'm sure that really stopped you :p
     
  6. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, it did. I only worked there for the summer (3 months) so i only had to go without posting on MR for 3 months. If i was still working their i don't know how long i could of held out. I would of probably got a new username that was not linked to me in anyway.
     
  7. IPCostello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    See this Apple

    Well if there are any reps from Apple watching, I would like to say that I was unaware of this legality and I will cease and desist; not looking to get fired from my awesome new job before I even start!
     
  8. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    It's a thing about employees revealing apple stuff before apple reveals it.

    For example, an employee could vent that they've been putting in a lot more hours per week, sorting out a new shipment. This would tell the public that they're coming out with a new computer.

    Apple is famously paranoid about stuff like that.
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Apple also likes the secretive atmosphere...even if security isn't too tight in reality, the simple idea that security is top-notch drives people wild and creates huge buzz for their products.
     
  11. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to work at an Apple Store, but that contract would bug me, as I know someone who worked at a store and left a bunch of forums. Kinda sucked. :(
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If you post from home and never mention you're an Apple employee on the forums or tell your co-workers that you post, I don't see how Apple could find out.
     
  13. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Yeah, but do you really want to risk a paying job, just to post on an internet forum?
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    i know people that have been fired for posting on MR while working for apple, yet i also know some that post under an alias and get away with it, just dont be silly about it.
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There are some restrictions on Apple Store people that don't necessarily apply to everyone else. Here we can see an example of a long time employee giving up the goods on one of the deepest, darkest Apple secrets of them all.
     
  16. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Wow, that's insane... but awesome at the same time. If I worked for Apple, I would definitely obey their rules.
     
  17. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I think you mean they COULDN'T care less?
     
  18. Takumi macrumors regular

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    They monitor your IP to make suer you don't frequent these sites and divolge TS information.:rolleyes:

    Takumi
     
  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I think the point is, you sign your name stating you won't do X, and then you do X...
     
  20. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Can someone give me some advice on how to get a job at a apple store, I don't know what to put in my CV. Im currently studying computer science at uni surely this should help.

    When I apply for jobs at the apple store I never get a reply
     
  21. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  22. Scipio macrumors member

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    I have friends who work at Apple Stores, they say it's cool at first, but not all it's cracked up to be.
     

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