How well do apple pay

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mauly, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2003
    Manchester, England
    I'm thinking about appying for the new manchester store in the UK. Anyone know what the starting wage is for Mac Specialist?
  2. zakatov macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    South Florida
    "How well do apple pay", eh? You might wanna finish middle school first :rolleyes:
  3. therevolution macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2003
    You don't see this much in America, but in other places (such as the UK) it is okay to phrase a sentence like this. Since Apple consists of multiple people, you can optionally refer to it as a plural noun.
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Well thank you mr. grammar policeman :rolleyes:
  5. supergod macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
    Well, considering the min wage is different in every country, I'm assuming so is the pay for Apple specialists. It's decently above the min here in Canada plus there is something to be said for the discounts. On a side note, why don't you just get your lazy ass off the computer and call the store or go there with a resume and ask them how much?

    -btw, grammer copper, I support your cause, but I find it interesting how you managed to be so upset with this mans grammar and yet not notice his spelling.
  6. rose red macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2005
    nw england
    hey mauly, thas nowt wrong with tha lingo. I assume they will competitive with the area rather than a national policy, but as there are so few Apple stores in the UK it's difficult to find out. What would help you is if people could tell you how Apple compares at its different US stores. If you do get a job there, I may see you when it opens.
  7. Jedi128 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2005
    New York, NY
    Good luck with getting the job.... but I've heard that getting a job at an Apple Store is harder than getting into some of the best Colleges like Harvard and Princeton, or maybe Oxford for UKers. I would love to have a job at an Apple store... what could be better?
  8. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2005
    Is there really a reason for you to call him "Lazy"?!
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    the name of a corporation is acctually a plural noun so "do" is actually correct.....however if you check an American gammar reference book you'll find that it is generally recommended to avoid using a sentence like this because it sounds awkward to Americans due to our widespread mis-use of corporate names as single nouns
  10. toothpaste macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    The elitist/perfectionist attitude of Jobs is great for Apple, but it by no means equates that working at an apple store is great. What could be better than working there? How about working at the Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA? Bell Labs? Boeing?

    It's only an apple. It's only a store. You still have to deal with computer illiterate people, people that are spoiled by "it just works" marketing of apple. So i guess it's all relative as to what could be better or worse.
  11. law guy macrumors 6502a

    law guy

    Jan 17, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    It's a collective noun isn't it Macky-Mac? Corporations, bands, families, teams, I believe are all examples. I think the rule is to treat as singular when treating as a single item: Apple Computer IS located in CA, rather than Apple Computer ARE located in CA. The Douglass family IS coming to dinner. The plural form of a collective noun is used when referring to components of the corp.

    The example I found in a quick search was:

    "There are, further, so called collective nouns, which are singular when we think of them as groups and plural when we think of the individuals acting within the whole (which happens sometimes, but not often).

    Thus, if we're talking about eggs, we could say "A dozen is probably not enough." But if we're talking partying with our friends, we could say, "A dozen are coming over this afternoon." The jury delivers its verdict. [But] The jury came in and took their seats."

    No notion of UK usage.
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    And no matter what the name is: "Many Astounding Innovations Inc." as a limited corporation is (not are) a single entity under law.

    Regardless: from what I've heard on other boards, Apple (retail) Stores are paying a buck or two over minimum wage for floor staff. Genii get more. But not enough, for example, to support a family, even at full time.

    And unless Apple breaks the conventions set by nearly every other chain retailer, they will be offering part-time and shift work to as many employees as possible, so as to minimize the number of full time employees who qualify for benefits, overtime, holidays etc.
  13. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    and zakatov, if you're going to use the term 'eh' then you had better be prepared to show some documentation of Canadian citizenship.
  14. afields macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2004
    Wow, talk about going off on a tangent...lame. :rolleyes:
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    ARGH! I want Apple to open up a store where I live! :(
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    People in the North of Michigan use "Eh" quite a lot too, traditionally... Da Yoopers. :)
  17. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    All this we and I and talks of plurals and singulars has got my mind all ****ed up. I just read Anthem this afternoon... :rolleyes:
  18. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    Politeness costs nothing you know.

  19. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    And some of the Wisconsinites that head up there a lot.
  20. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
    Australians say eh to sometimes atleast the ones I know.... or is that oy... anyone who can stand vegimite is crazy any way fermented yeast paste :p
  21. superninjagoat macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2004
    Apex, N.C
    Correct. And the UK (as well as all other English-speaking countries) follow the same rule. Proper English grammar does not change with geography (only with time :)). American English speakers often treat many plural-context collective nouns as singular; UK English speakers tend to err in the other direction.
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yeah, the U.S. should just bite the bullet and become the 11th province. :eek: ;) :D
  23. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Apple sales associates get paid more than minimum wage. I don't know the current minimum wage-- to find out, ask a Gap sales associate. I kid you not. I would know, I used to work at one. But at least I was a bit luckier, I had a title so I also got paid $0.25 more than other people who had been working for 2+ years, needless to say, they were not pleased when they somehow found out how much I was being paid. :eek:
  24. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    And don't forget: Steve Jobs only get $1/year. :D
  25. superninjagoat macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2004
    Apex, N.C
    Ironic and a grammar pun. Funny.

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