Fired Apple employee looking to get rehired

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  1. frozenzone macrumors newbie

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    i was an apple specialist that got fired and i was wondering if apple rehires?
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    If you don't mind me asking, why did you get fired? if it was something serious chances are little
     
  3. frozenzone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    fired apple employee looking to get rehired

    'inappropiate' language (?!?!?!?)...which was RIDONKULOUS
     
  4. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Try a different store than the one u got fired from lol
     
  5. frozenzone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    fired apple employee looking to get rehired

    hoping someone can really address this...i appreciate the input...just hoping to get a HR apple policy response...or someone else's experience.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    usually you can get rehired if are in still good standing with a company so would depend. Apply and find out?
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    Always amazing what **** people in the US get fired over.
     
  8. jeremysteele, Jan 18, 2015
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    Can't speak for Apple specifically - but for many companies if you get fired you are out... permanently. More than likely if you were fired for a minor offense such as "inappropriate language" you also committed other offenses that they didn't mention.

    Not saying you shouldn't try - but it may be more prudent to try elsewhere and not put all your eggs into one basket, as they say.

    Also remember, being truly fired is much more different than if they asked you to quit and you took that as "oh they fired me".

    This can work, depending on how they reported your offense to HQ.
     
  9. frozenzone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    fired apple employee looking to get rehired

    it was only for 'language'...they called it 'terminated'...its been 6 months and thats why i was wondering as i know if you leave apple you can reapply after six months...and usually those who leave are actually on the firing line...for being late...
     
  10. tzhu07 macrumors regular

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    Awww man, I feel bad for you. IMO people should only get fired over the inability to hit the mission criticals of their position. Any other reason is just secondary and likely frivilous.

    I've probably done a lot of inappropriate language at my office, but I haven't been fired yet. :p
     
  11. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Your chances in are probably very slim. I'd imagine them to have some kind of register at least. If you got fired for inappropriate language, I don't think you should expect Apple come crawling and asking you to come back.
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    If the other offenses were significant, most companies would document them and notify the employee at the time. Large companies are likely to have a very specific policy on this kind of thing.

    Are things that different in Germany?
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    I am not 100% sure, but I've never heard of anyone being fired for "inappropriate language".
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Personally I'd never re employ someone I'd fired. If they were an exceptional employee, you probably wouldn't fire them in the first place.

    By all means try, but I suspect you should be looking for other opertunities.
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Lemme guess ...... Some pompous customer made a 5 page exaggerated post on a blog about your language, and corporate got wind of it. If that's the case, you're probably on some blacklist at Apple.
     
  16. needfx macrumors 68040

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    so will you be leaving out from your CV the fact that you were previously employed at apple?
     
  17. Gutwrench macrumors 68000

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    A CV? He was an 'Apple specialist'. Wouldn't the op still be in resume or possibly even in the application area?
     
  18. maflynn, Jan 19, 2015
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    They do.
    If you were fired, you'll not get rehired. Almost no company will not hire a fired employee. You were let go because you failed something that they required. I'm not trying to sound harsh, but a person leaving on his own accord is different then having the employer ask you to leave. They'll not want to take another chance on you, when there are plenty of other people available for jobs

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    I don't know the OP's exact circumstances, but as a consumer, I'd not want to hear an apple representative start dropping the f-bomb in the store, especially around my kids.

    When someone gets fired, its usually not one single event, but a number of issues, that come to boil.

    As a consumer facing company, Apple (like all retail chains) expects a high level of professionalism when it comes to those folks who interact with the customer. If someone cannot control his tongue in front of a customer, then they may not be working at the store very long.

    I'm not calling out the OP, since I don't know the details, but I'm making some general statements as to why someone can lose their job from swearing and why most retail outlets will not put up with employees swearing (at least in front of customers).
     
  19. D.T. macrumors 604

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    Hahaha ... yeah, there’s a difference in:

    “I just walked out with this iPhone and the button fell off!”

    “Oh damn, I’m sorry to hear that, let me swap it for you"

    vs.

    “My iPad won’t auto-rotate any longer"

    “Here’s the ********** problem, the ********** rotate switch was ********** locked!

    Sorry that m*************** switch ********* up your day!”


    :D
     
  20. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to sound harsh, but "only for 'language'" suggests that you think that inappropriate language isn't a valid cause for firing an employee. That's not true. It depends on what you said and in what situation you said it. In some cases, it may depend on whether the similar behavior has been documented before.

    BTW, "terminated" is the same as "fired," as opposed to offering an employee the option of quitting, which makes future job searches a bit easier. Although I guess it couldn't hurt to ask, I doubt whether Apple would re-hire you unless you have a skill set that's in extremely short supply.
     
  21. Arran, Jan 19, 2015
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    Turn your weakness into strength! Reapply to Apple as a "Siri Profanity Trainer". I'm sure Siri must hear a lot: Understanding it would sure help her empathize, because she's a bit cold and clueless to me at times. Especially when it's a *********g emergency. :)

    Joking aside, what exactly did you say? And to whom, or in front of who?

    If you're customer-facing, you generally have to be careful about image. Or at least be aligned with whatever corporate says its image should be.

    Dunno what else to say. Maybe try for a job in some blue-collar drinking establishment where coarse and blunt communications skills are sought after?
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I can't think of any circumstances that I would fire someone and then rehire them.
     
  23. needfx macrumors 68040

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    Unless it's Scott Forstall.. oh wait
     
  24. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Wow apple is really weird

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    But other companies fire people who had been working for over 20 years, such as united airlines how they fired the two flight attendants worried about their safety. Every company has an excuse to fire someone
     
  25. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Technically, the OPs name will be in their HR database with an "ineligible for re-hire" flag.

    It would be a waste of time for the OP to apply. Move on.
     

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