Apple Store

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by KenAllen07, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. KenAllen07 macrumors member

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    I am applying for a job at the apple store as a mac specialist. Is there any age required? I'm 17 and I've applied once last year as a cashier but never got a call. This year I updated with a resume.
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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  3. Xanis macrumors member

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    I think he's right, you probably need to be 18 to work at the Apple store.

    EDIT: I hear the jobs are hard to get, for obvious reasons. If you somehow do get a job I wish you good luck. The Apple stores make you work on comission and I would NEVER want to do that.
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    See, I personally think that would really motivate me to work harder.
     
  5. Feverish Flux macrumors regular

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    Nope, my 16-year old nephew works at one.


    Nope.
     
  6. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    No you have to be 18 in the US... Maybe not in the UK or elsewhere.
     
  7. Feverish Flux macrumors regular

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    I can tell you quite assuredly:

    1. He is 16.

    2. He works at an Apple Store.
     
  8. Feverish Flux macrumors regular

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    Yes, in the United States.
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe not in the traditional sense of sell above quota make 2-5% of a sale. But I'm fairly certain Apple retail has a quota for associates for both dotmac sales as well as AppleCare.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well yeah, but i wouldn't want the job if that was the case though
     
  11. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    According to US working laws companies aren't allowed to discriminate under any basis including age. Of course companies have preferences and the representatives will tell you sorry you have to be 18, but on their application it says in bold they don't discriminate as long as you are of working age. There are of course criteria for certain laborious jobs which don't allow under 18s to work at certain places. Currently I'm employed by a place that has told numerous friends of mine they have to be 18 to work there and I just recently turned 17.
     
  12. KenAllen07 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this true, if so why?
     
  14. KenAllen07 thread starter macrumors member

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    The workers who got free iPhones on launch for being there for 6 months, got the $100 gift card illegally. So they fired over 800 employees for being theifs.
     
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    link?
     
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    What I really want to know is why Apple even allowed this to happen. Surely the computer records would have indicated that the particular phone was not purchased at all, and was requisitioned. Granted stealing $100 gift cards isn't right, but Apple should have been more than capable tracking which phones were eligible and which ones weren't.
     
  18. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    They did it by activation....
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    So in its attempt to prevent unlockers from getting the $100 giftcard (which they should qualify for in my opinion, as they still bought the phone itself), Apple gave up some necessary checks? Not that I condone the actions of the former employees, but I certainly do not feel very much sympathy for Apple in this case. Better steps should/could have been taken in order to prevent this.
     
  20. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    From what I under stand yes... And ya I feel bad for Apple too... Steve gave them a free phone and the employes STOLE money from Apple... What happened to ethics...
     
  21. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah, that is pretty bad. i guess i would fire them too
     

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