Why does Apple hire such unprofessional looking employees?

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  1. iHalo, Jun 28, 2010
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  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Did you apply at Apple and not get the job....:(
     
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    And the sign said, "Long haired freaky people need not apply."
     
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    Because working at an Apple Store is not really a big deal. You don't have to be especially knowledgeable or professional. I think Apple might even like the look or young people selling their products.
     
  5. Jody macrumors regular

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    Awww... Someone didn't get the job at the local apple store huh?


    Have fun working at best buy, dorkus.
     
  6. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    ROTFLMAO!!!!!
     
  7. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    I for one support tattoos in the workplace, its not 1953. Just because someone has some ink it doesnt make them less of a human. If you have an issue where you feel you are being ignored then bark to Apple about it.
     
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  9. iHalo thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you guys read, it says I'm 17, and Apple doesn't hire until you are 18...
     
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    I also thought about this. Many Apple Store employees look very unprofessional with long, greasy hair and bad teeth. At least that's the case here, in the UK.

    I just can't remember ever seeing an Apple Store assistant or Genius that I would have fancied going out with.

    Sorry, Apple Inc employees!
     
  11. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    Not as that bad at my store. I had an interview back in like, '07 and didn't get the job. Was a high school junior then with barely any job experience, but I explained tech stuff really well, but I was going against people with degrees and Best Buy sales experience. :eek:
    Sad though. Sometimes I go in and ask questions to employees when I already know the answer to see what they say. Sucks when I know more about the product than they do.
     
  12. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    So push your hair up under your hat and go in and ask them why.
     
  13. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    so what you are saying is that if a person has long hair or tatoos that they don't rate a job? i have tatoos and I serve in your countries military (Marines to be exact), should I be denied a position in your countries military?

    next you will say "why is this black dude working at the apple store"
     
  14. Glert macrumors member

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    They intentionally look for people with a "unique" look so that you will remember the experience. I've always had great luck with the employees at my local store, they have always been very attentive and helpful.
     
  15. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Isn't that the whole point of Apple? Like the Mac VS. PC ads. They aren't stuffy people in suits selling you something boring, they're hip people selling you something cool.

    I'd rather have a scruffy looking person that can do their job than someone who got there because they can put a suit on.
     
  16. I HAVE IPHONE macrumors newbie

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    Because it's a skill-less job and the majority of the people who make $10 an hour do not dress professionally on a regular basis
     
  17. tuatha macrumors regular

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    Yeah, iRiver reps are way prettier. And they have better build quality.
     
  18. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    I recently went to an apple hiring event but got no further... Absolutely gutted :( really wanted the job would have been amazing and I know allot about apple and all the products. Guess it was down to job experience which I have little of... Oh well they said I can try again in 6 months and I will!
     
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    Get some skinny jeans and comb your hair Justin Beiber-style. A little scruff on the face doesn't hurt. Maybe an eyebrow piercing.

    Play My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Fall-Out Boy, or Panic! At The Disco ridiculousy, deafingly loud on your iPod when you walk in, and you should get the job.

    Oh, oh! One more thing. Don't forget the "I couldn't care less, and am superior to you attitude," and you'll be fine.

    Or, you could stop being a judgmental fool and just live your life.
     
  20. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    You look like a fine upstanding man, I think you do!
     
  21. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    You look like a fine upstanding man...I think you do...

    ^damnit!
     
  22. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I think you got Apple employees mixed up with the whole UK population.

    HEY-O!
     
  23. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Stupid people wear suits also you know :) Apple likes to have creative talent and maybe they figure that letting people be creative and casual works.
     
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    Still trying to figure out why tattoos and long hair is unprofessional...
     
  25. Jamz00 macrumors member

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    Wow, what an elitist. I like employees with a "hipster" look. I can relate to them more than employees who look down on customers and speak condescendingly to them. Plus, Apple is a retail store just like any other. They're selling computers and mp3 players, not BMWs and Mercedes. Get off your high horse and enjoy your apple products in the privacy of your own home if you have a problem with how an employee looks.
     

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