Apple Gifts Employees Custom Incase Backpacks for the Holidays

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    Each year, Apple provides its employees with an exclusive Apple-branded holiday gift to thank them for their contributions to the company and to celebrate the holidays.

    This year, Apple employees received an exclusive black Apple-branded Incase backpack that's similar to the Incase Staple Backpack. Incase's Staple Backpack, which has a slot for a MacBook along with several different pockets for accessories, typically retails for $59.99. Apple distributed the backpacks with an accompanying poem.

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    As noted by 9to5Mac one of the Incase backpacks gifted to an Apple employee has already been listed on eBay and purchased for a buyout price of $99.99. In past years, Apple employees have received blankets, water bottles, hoodies, free apps, and more.

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    Well that was quick:)!
     
  5. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    I wonder if Apple will give every employee an Watch when it launches next year. That would be a much cooler gift.
     
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    That way they can remove surplus inventory as a business expense.
     
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    Astounding sense of entitlement for employees to have to expect 300 bucks. It would be awesome if people just gave stuff away like that!

    But I know what you mean... It's kind of belittling to get such a "gift". I would rather corporates don't give out gifts at all.

    Oh well. Maybe one or two of them got some good use out of the back pack. Or sold them on ebay to make some money off it.
     
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    It's ugly

    But practical considering Apple retail employees earn so little they probably need to pack their lunch and catch public transport to work.
     
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    Kind of looks like the "Outlet Mall" version? :apple:

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    Crappy holiday gift. Multi-billion dollar company that we are talking about here.
     
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    It would have seemed more appropriate for Apple if there was a benjamin in one of the pockets.
     
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    Yeah. It's a wonder they manage to afford all those tat's and piercings! ;)
     
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    Most big firms, like Apple, offer a year end bonus based on sales, performance, and meeting objectives.

    I'm sure the bag is extra
     
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    Yes, well....put in the time and effort that Cook and Ivy do and you'll get your chance. Until then, just keep your hand out waiting for handouts...
     
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    oh you can be assured that certain employees within Apple get free iPhones
     
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    And here, folks, is the problem with our society... an overbearing sense of entitlement...

    Does Apple not also give great PAID working opportunities? Hmmm, guess not. Hey Apple, it's time to close your doors. You've let down JoeCool and the rest of us. Next year nobody will get anything. Happy now JoeCool?
     
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    Whatever happened to the days when companies used to give out frozen turkeys to employees?
     
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    I usually give $20.- to my mail person for christmas..... just saying.
     

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    Yes, I'm sure plenty of Apple engineers get stock options and bonuses. I believe all employees got a iPhone when it launched. It would be nice if they did the same with Watch.
     
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    Many Apple employees get company issued iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, etc. Hell, when I was a sales rep at AT&T I received a company issued iPhone...
     
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    Wow. All the hate.
    I wish my company would give me a gift.
    That would be great.
    Hey mr. boss,
    It won't be much of a loss;
    It's not too late.
    Get me a gift
    and put it on a plate.

    Silver.

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    So you expect them to give something?! That's why employees are paid a salary funnily enough.

    Having said that not only is the sentiment nice but they have around 85,000 full time employees which means that they have spent near on a million bucks (based on your $10 a bag) which they certainly didn't have to :rolleyes:
     

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