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Amid another rise in COVID-19 cases and continued concerns from employees about Apple's stated plan to start bringing many employees back into the office three days a week starting in September, Apple has delayed its plans until at least October, reports Bloomberg.

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The report suggests that Apple will continue to monitor the situation and will give employees at least a month's notice before requiring workers to return to their offices.
The iPhone maker becomes one of the first U.S. tech giants to delay plans for a return to normality as Covid persists and cases involving a highly transmissible variant increase. Apple will give its employees at least a month’s warning before mandating a return to offices, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing internal policy.
After over a year of remote work, many employees at not only Apple but many other companies have expressed interest in continuing their remote work arrangements, seeking increased flexibility and in some cases an escape from high housing prices near many corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley and beyond.

While some companies have embraced the move, Apple has so far attempted to take a hybrid approach, arguing that in-person collaboration is essential to the company's culture and future. So while Apple may have delayed its plans to return to at least some in-person work for most employees, it remains to be seen how things will shake out over the long term.

Article Link: Apple Will Delay Bringing Employees Back to Offices Until at Least October
 

Hrududu

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I say, let the crybabies quit. There are thousands of qualified people out there who would LOVE to get a chance to work for Apple. They need a reality check that literally everyone is replaceable. Even the death of Steve Jobs and departure of guys like Rubinstein, Ive, and Forstall haven't destroyed Apple. These no-name scrubs can work like the rest of us have for months.
 
These spoiled scumbags… Hahaha, one more month… that’s what 30 days?

Get back to work people. These cry babies got to go so they can look for another job if they don’t appreciate working inside the spaceship.

These corporate employees are so lazy. They clearly don’t want to go back to the office. It’s just an excuse for these lazy workers to work inside homes and eat lays chips.

You can’t expect INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, and MOTIVATION. This is just an excuse. Let’s be real we know these lazy workers are putting in 2 hours of work and they are chilling, eating lays chips, and eating Oreo cookies for 7 hours.

what DJ Khaled said… hugging your pillow. Shame on you… Played Yourself.

Apple: FIRE THEM! DON’T GET PLAYED, DON'T GET BULLIED.

 
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So, retail employees are allowed to get breathed on by thousands of people a day, but the precious folks at Apple Park cant deal with a few wasp breaths from their coworkers. Elitist scum.
Retail employees are going to suffer Ofcourse. They don’t have much saying I guess ??‍
 

Realityck

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Shreducator

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We live in a world where corporations have no spine. Twitter mob comes then fire an employee, change a products name, use different terminology and so on. Cave to employees. Use the rainbow to pretend you care about more than just the companies ESG score. Don’t know what that is? It’s the woke social score for investors. Look it up. Yet here we are lining up every year like good trained dogs and empowering China in the process. Then we pretend to be so virtuous.
 

LinusR

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As opposed to supporting Apple employees for standing up what they believe in, MR below the line calls them whingeing and whining. So many people across the world don’t want to go back to the office, for so many reasons: to spend more time wirth family, to reduce climate impact, just to name a few. Why do we not stand up together and work towards a world in which employees have more power, collectively, and support those who are already trying?
 

huge_apple_fangirl

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If the whiners who keep leaking manifestos to The Verge quit, that will be good for Apple. Apple needs to preserve its culture- which includes working in person. If there are spoiled employees who think management needs to cater to their every whim, they should move over to Google- seems like they have some employee revolt every other day.
 

erniefairchild1

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Is the iPhone 13 also being delayed because of COVID?

Ha ha ha …
Oh, no, those factory workers will do their job, and continue to help fill the pockets of the Apple corporate folks who desperately don't want to leave the house they bought in Alabama for $5 on a salary of $150,000 to go back to CA.

They're just very nervous about Covid, you see.
 

jk73

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As opposed to supporting Apple employees for standing up what they believe in, MR below the line calls them whingeing and whining. So many people across the world don’t want to go back to the office, for so many reasons: to spend more time wirth family, to reduce climate impact, just to name a few. Why do we not stand up together and work towards a world in which employees have more power, collectively, and support those who are already trying?

Starting with spoiled tech workers? Why not start with the 50-year-old ladies who clean toilets for minimum wage, or the masses of people delivering things to these spoiled workers for peanuts while they’re WFH during a pandemic?
 

erniefairchild1

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As opposed to supporting Apple employees for standing up what they believe in, MR below the line calls them whingeing and whining. So many people across the world don’t want to go back to the office, for so many reasons: to spend more time wirth family, to reduce climate impact, just to name a few. Why do we not stand up together and work towards a world in which employees have more power, collectively, and support those who are already trying?
They are manipulative spoiled brats, and they seem to be your type. Perhaps they'll invite you over to their houses they bought in far off states in their psychotic mindsets believing life would NEVER go back to normal. Yeah, many people really thought life would NEVER go back to normal. So, they thought they could just escape their employer and live for nothing in the middle of the country. Now they're upset they're being called back. OOPS.

These people aren't being driven by deep environmental conviction...they're being driven by selfish convenience. You know, the kind of impulse you only attribute to capitalists. Guess there's a lesson in there for you. Happy Birthday, Peter Pan.
 

Karma*Police

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Everyone at Apple should have had the opportunity to get vaccinated by now. Covid isn’t going away anytime soon so waiting until October seems arbitrary and a bit silly. Not to mention, delta appears to be more contagious but far less lethal than previous variants, which makes sense as far as virus evolution goes.

Listen to science Tim, not fake news trying to hype something up for the sake of ratings, and have a backbone. SJ built the spaceship for a reason. Don’t let a few bad apples ruin Apple’s corporate values. Steve Jobs talks about core values at D8
 

swingerofbirch

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I know this will spark outrage, but as long as half the US refuses to vaccinate, we should be shutting things down again anyway. Our response has been pathetic. Can you imagine us responding to the world wars this way? Having the tools at our disposal to defeat a common enemy and doing so little about it. The UK, as well, has been terrible.

There has been no long term planning. Our success and failure have been at the mercy of the pharmaceutical industry, which have been a godsend and the only part of this that have worked, and then we reject the gift. So we have to make alternative plans because this virus will keep mutating and the vaccines will keep getting weaker in their effect.

I say shut down the retail stores, as well. Delta is percolating in more people than we know including the vaccinated, mutating.

This is now a long term problem and it requires cohesiveness. Global vaccination. What an embarrassment that we can't even vaccinate the country where the vaccine is most available.

I doubt Apple backed down as much from the original letter's complaint as they did from the health reality that everyone is facing. But they should do the right thing and shutter the retail stores for all their employees then.
 

swingerofbirch

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Just because LA County has had its covid-19 issues doesn't mean where Apple has its campus's in Silicon Valley is seeing the same Mark. Your really reaching this time for a story.
This virus doesn't respect geography. It's carried by humans.

The curve for Santa Clara and LA county are identical. And they're the exact same curve for the entire US. This is going to hit us like it hit the UK.
 

erniefairchild1

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I know this will spark outrage, but as long as half the US refuses to vaccinate, we should be shutting things down again anyway. Our response has been pathetic. Can you imagine us responding to the world wars this way? Having the tools at our disposal to defeat a common enemy and doing so little about it. The UK, as well, has been terrible.

There has been no long term planning. Our success and failure have been at the mercy of the pharmaceutical industry, which have been a godsend and the only part of this that have worked, and then we reject the gift. So we have to make alternative plans because this virus will keep mutating and the vaccines will keep getting weaker in their effect.

I say shut down the retail stores, as well. Delta is percolating in more people than we know including the vaccinated, mutating.

This is now a long term problem and it requires cohesiveness. Global vaccination. What an embarrassment that we can't even vaccinate the country where the vaccine is most available.

I doubt Apple backed down as much from the original letter's complaint as they did from the health reality that everyone is facing. But they should do the right thing and shutter the retail stores for all their employees then.
Anyone who believes shutdowns work should not be taken seriously.

Every example shows it just backloads the effects. This religious belief is the meeting of scientific lack of articulation and popular ignorance. The "science' never said it would go away if we all stayed inside forever. No medical professional ever believed that. But people like this poster think it will do that. And, again, should not be taken seriously.

And if half the US doesnt want to get vaccinated...thats none of your business. "But they can give it to others!" Well, according to the vaccine folks, vaccinated people can still transmit it..so...

What it comes down to is the inherent helplessness of the vaccine fanatics. It will never be enough for them, they are broken, and theyre also enjoying their morality trip. I'm vaccinated, but I am not a vaccine fanatic.

Get on with your life. Let others do the same. If you're protected, you're protected. If you believe the only way to be safe is to stay inside, then you should do so, not force everyone else to.
 
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