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Apple employees threaten to quit over returning to the office

Some Apple employees are planning to quit the business if it doesn’t soften its hardline stance on workers returning to work from its places of work.

Employees at the iPhone maker have struggled to acquire approval to proceed working from dwelling, The Verge reported.

A world survey of Apple employees carried out final month discovered that just about 90pc of respondents strongly agreed that “location-flexible working options are a very important issue to me”.

Some employees at the moment are contemplating potential authorized motion over Apple’s insurance policies.

Apple needs its 147,000 workers to work from the office for at least three days per week from September in stark distinction to extra versatile insurance policies at rival know-how giants.

Ten Apple employees wrote in the company messaging instrument Slack that they deliberate to resign due to the return to the office coverage or knew others who would go away due to it.

The Slack group during which Apple employees advocate for distant working has reportedly grown to embrace greater than 6,000 members.

A bunch of Apple employees wrote an inner letter to chief government Tim Cook in June pushing again in opposition to the company’s plan to return to the office. “Over the last year we often felt not just unheard, but at times actively ignored,” they wrote.

In response, Apple despatched employees a video message recorded by Deirdre O’Brien, the company’s senior vice chairman of retail and other people.

“We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future,” she mentioned.

“If we take a moment to reflect on our unbelievable product launches this past year, the products and the launch execution were built upon the base of years of work that we did when we were all together in person.”

The company has additionally informed workers that “any new remote positions” will  “require executive approval.”

Cher Scarlett, an Apple software engineer, printed what she claimed was a request from Apple for entry to an worker’s medical information earlier than approving a request to earn a living from home.

“I am absolutely irate that this remote policy is now affecting people with disabilities who have already disclosed their disability and previously been given accommodation to work remotely,” she wrote on Twitter.

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