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Apple is proceeding with a multi-phase plan to begin having employees return to its Silicon Valley campuses, and the first phase of the process will begin on June 15, Apple said in a memo to employees sent out this week.

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According to Bloomberg, employees have been informed that the first phase will be "very limited" and people will only be allowed onto the campus on select days depending on their job.

Some Apple employees, like hardware and software engineers, began returning to Apple Park in May, but Apple is now ready to start its multi-phase plan that will see additional employees returning to the site. A second phase is expected to begin in July, though Apple has said that its plans are fluid and could change based on local and state stay-at-home orders. The first phase of employee return has already started in Apple offices outside of Silicon Valley.

Employees who return to Apple's campuses are being provided with an option to take a coronavirus nasal-swab test, and temperature checks are mandatory. Apple told employees that it will limit how many people are allowed in buildings and other work areas simultaneously, and masks will be required at all times across all of Apple's Silicon Valley offices.

Apple is having employees return to work earlier than many other major tech companies. Facebook and Google, for example, plan to allow most employees to work from home through the end of the year. Amazon will allow office workers to work from home until early October, and Twitter and Square plan to allow employees to work from home permanently if they choose to do so.

Some Apple senior executives have also been spending time at the campus as Apple prepares for WWDC and new product launches that will take place in the second half of 2020. Apple retail stores started reopening in May, and as of now, more than 300 stores worldwide have reopened.

Article Link: First Phase of Apple Employees Returning to Apple Park Kicks Off June 15
 

Red Oak

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Here come the Apple haters on MR

Angry how they are “under employed” and not winning their participation medals
 
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Relentless Power

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Having the option to work remotely from both the office and home is a nice advantage. I personally Like having the option both ways, simply because there are days I want to accomplish things in the office without distractions at home or vice versa.
 
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ian87w

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It’s about timeeeeeee
Lockdown = Prisoner with no freedom of movement. If person wants to go out. They should have the right to.
I would both agree and disagree. I would be grateful if there's a proper lockdown at proper times. However, the economic impact can be disastrous when the government was unprepared, and can create huge social issues later on.
 

B4U

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Freedom to go back to your 12 hour a day work prison...
Believe it or not, my work hours during this work from home period is actually longer than when I am physically in the office. And that is not because I am more efficient at the office.
 

Stella

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But haven't done so...
What is the actual server and SW issue(s) you are referring to?

Or is this just a general rant?

As someone else said above, Apple. should be able to do this remotely.

Lots of IT companies are releasing software, updating their software remotely.
 
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B4U

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What is the actual server and SW issue(s) you are referring to?

Or is this just a general rant?

As someone else said above, Apple. should be able to do this remotely.

Lots of IT companies are releasing software, updating their software remotely.
iTunes 12.6.5.3 stopped working all of a sudden.
VPN issue since iOS 13.3.1

Those are 2 examples.
Sure they can do it remotely, but have not done so.
 

itsmilo

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Two colleagues have to go back next week and my birthday also happens to be next week. I am like please just give me another week 😅 so far ✊🏼
 

Amacfa

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Unfortunately for Apple employees. They arrived to find the Apple Park looted and defaced.
 

Stella

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So just a general rant then.

As you haven’t noticed there’s been software updates and server updates / fixes, recently. They’ve even been mentioned on this site!



iTunes 12.6.5.3 stopped working all of a sudden.
VPN issue since iOS 13.3.1

Those are 2 examples.
Sure they can do it remotely, but have not done so.
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Believe it or not, my work hours during this work from home period is actually longer than when I am physically in the office. And that is not because I am more efficient at the office.

I work the time I’m not commuting into the office, thats extra work for starters!
 
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