Tim Cook Thanks Apple Employees for Outstanding 2012 with Extended Thanksgiving Vacation Time

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Just as he did last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to company employees thanking them for a successful year and letting them know that they will be receiving the entire week of Thanksgiving in the United States off in order to spend more time with their families. The extra holiday days of November 19-21 are being given with pay. 9to5Mac has the full letter.
    As with last year's vacation time, retail store employees will need to stagger their extra days off in order to keep stores open for the public, and international corporate employees will receive their time off at times convenient for them, as they do not necessarily need to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

    Article Link: Tim Cook Thanks Apple Employees for Outstanding 2012 with Extended Thanksgiving Vacation Time
  2. macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2011
    thats sweet of him
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2012
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    This is awesome!

    Vacation Time is better salary increase... At least, for me.

    And the government can't take a cut of that...
  5. macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2010
    Little Rock, AR
    Maybe you should stay at work and work on the Maps app.
  6. macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    Ozone Park, New York
    Tim Cook is a boss!:)
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    Awwww you pop my heart seams.
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2012
    "...in this post-PC era."

    R.I.P iMac/Mini/Pro
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2009
    The iMac and Mac Pro teams must be on a permanent holiday.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    No new iMacs, no new Mac Pros, a terrible iPhone 5 launch, closure of Ping, launch of a very mediocre 'new' OSX, Lightning adaptors not available on iPhone launch, disastrous launch of Maps... yes, I can see it's been an outstanding year.
  11. macrumors regular

    May 16, 2007
    I normally dont go into these debates, but Im surprised he included that in the letter. What is the point unless that really is the way they look at it. I think we all knew they stopped focusing on PC's but I hope they keep investing in that area. I really think it has paid off in the past to have such an expertise in all things computer-related.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2012
    Not so fast there Maps team.

    Best Regards,
  13. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Steve Jobs never....well, you know.;)
  14. macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Good for most of the employees. Wonder what will happen to the Map app team. :rolleyes:
  15. macrumors member

    May 27, 2011
    When's he gonna address the scratches on ip5 ?
  16. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2009
    I just got his follow-up email:

    From: Tim Cook
    RE: Extended Thanksgiving Vacation Time

    I forgot to mention -- I meant everybody except the Maps team and Scott Forstall. The rest of you, please enjoy your vacation.

    Now, while I have not had any issues with Maps in my area. Just seeing that some guy in Ontario, Canada could write a simple script to verify a bunch of cities and their locations then I'd like to know why the Maps QA team could not do this.

    I think the real problem is Scott Forstall. I think Scott has all the bravado of Steve Jobs but none of the brilliance. He is more concerned about saying the stuff his team is doing is "amazing" and less concerned about making it "amazing". Forstall comes off as a pure salesman and I think he has become a liability to Apple.

    There was a point where I figured that Apple should have just done a public beta of iOS 6 to catch lots of this stuff, but clearly (as the Ontario, Canada example shows) there was a bunch more that they could have done in-house as well.

    I'm just glad iOS 6 maps is working well for me. I would be much more upset if I lived in one of the areas where it is really weak.
  17. macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    Great move, feel sorry for the retail workers, as the corporate level employees get a week off during the holiday rush to spend time with their families that poor retail staff will be slaving away working their butts off, but then again this is the retail world we live in.
  18. macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Hopefully someone brings them in a turkey and some stuffing. Maybe Boston Market. That would be a nice touch.


    They did. It's normal.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Devices scratch. Get a case.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2011
    Doesn't everyone get the weekend and Friday off anyway? That is what happens in Canada. (Except retail but they get paid double time.)
    Are TG weekend is this weekend coming. I can’t wait! :D
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2008

    It's a nice gesture from Tim.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit

    This softness is the reason why Maps is so bad. The employees did 'good enough', so have some time off to soften your brain cells.

  23. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    Is iMaps team excluded from vacation?!
  24. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    Thank you Tim but as usual, retail staff will not spend thanksgiving with family...

    we will have to work...

    so guys in their offices have their 3 days off, and people working their a_s_s off all year long will continue to enjoy working their a_s_s off for the company and will take these 3 days in Feb or March like past years

  25. macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    Seems to be a major category missing to me.

    Sort it !!!!

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