Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Zasahar, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Zasahar macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2010
    I can honestly say that I am highly disappointed in Apple and it has lost my respect to the point where I will not own another Apple product. I have never applied anywhere that openly discriminates against employees that don't use ALL of their products. I have worked at several establishments where I did not use their product or personally experience their product and that was never a problem until I encountered Apple. I had made it to the third interview with the Brand Manager who then asked me do you own a Mac, I stated no but I have used them, I have done support on them (through an ISP), and I plan on getting one at some point.

    It was from that point I basically was told I have no chance because even though I have used every other product the fact I didn't own a Mac computer means I wasn't dedicated enough to the brand and it would essentially take "extra" work to train me, which was complete BS, I know my own ability. Perhaps it was for the best I wasn't hired but you make it to the 3rd interview (and I had stated in both my primary interview and the secondary that I have owned Mac Books in the past but do not currently own a Mac). I don't understand why they would even waste their time moving me along with the process if that is a major mark against me. Most of the applicants blatantly kissed major butt but that's not my style, I thought my customer service experience and technical ability would play more into a qualified candidate but that is not how Apple works unfortunately. Beware that even if you respect the brand, have a decent knowledge base about it and are tech savvy you may run into that Brand Manager who defines what a "Mac snob" is. The worst part is during the interview he'd openly interject why something was the way it was, an example being with viruses. I basically stated what is common knowledge but of course that didn't coincide with his ideology of Apple and I felt like I was almost interviewing for a cult at that point.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    So go look for another retail job. They're all pretty much the same.


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