With the complicated health situation that the whole world was going through almost two years ago, daily activities had significant changes for everyone.
In the case of Apple employees, the company has decided to start working remotely and now with the possibility of returning to offices soon, some employees have decided decline To do it.
Apple wants its employees in the offices
Currently, global vaccination campaigns against the virus continue to advance, which has encouraged Apple to initiate a process of general feedback in the offices in order to resume face-to-face work.
Previously, those in Cupertino had opted for a hybrid model in which employees would work seamlessly. remote, working at home, but returning 3 times a week to a company. That has changed and Apple wants everyone to go back to work in the office.
Faced with this and according to The Vergue, some employees have started to express their dissatisfaction with this return. In a company Slack channel where there are approximately 6,000 members, a controversy has started, since the majority took the position of refusing to return to the offices.
While Apple historically discouraged employees from working from home, there were unique exceptions to the rule, and some teams were more forgiving than others. Now employees say even these exceptions are denied. In a Slack corporate channel where employees advocate remote working, around 10 people said they quit due to the hybrid work policy or knew others who had been forced to quit.
Employees vs. Apple
According to the internal organization, an employee who needs medical facilities you have 30 days to obtain a new position in another work team, if the current one does not have the measures required by the person. But there is even news that the same company has refused permission to work from home for people with health problems, first pointing out that there are no places in other work teams. .
In addition, the demands that Apple requires to take these movements into account require that certain details be exposed and that medical records be attached, which for some people It’s very uncomfortable.
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And while there is already a letter to CEO Tim Cook, employees have not received a favorable response that some have needed announce your resignation if the company does not remedy this situation.
“The return-to-work plan has already been a climax at Apple, where employees wrote a letter in June asking Apple CEO Tim Cook to reassess the hybrid model. Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of retail and people, posted a video in response saying the in-person collaboration was “essential” and noting that the company would not deviate from its current focus.
Employees have made it clear that there is enough flexibility, which has been echoed by other big tech companies such as Silicon Valley, Twitter and Facebook, which have already announced and implemented their permanent home work policy. Also, they reiterated that some of these companies have started recruiting Apple staff.
Only time can tell us how it ends internal battle that currently exists within the company. However, Apple’s position seems immutable and needs its employees perhaps for the launch of the iPhone 13 which already has good sales forecasts.