Employees at Apple are not happy with the company’s new work policy, that requires them to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. In opposition to the policy, the employees are demanding a flexible approach, so that only those who want to work remote are allowed to do so.
The employees wrote a letter to the company where they addressed their concerns, saying that some of their colleagues have already quitted due to the conversation around Apple’s new policy. “Without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple,” the letter read.
The letter has been addressed to Tim Cook, consists of about 2,800 members, 80 out of which wrote and edited it.
Apple’s restrictions are still less strict as compared to before, when the company didn’t allow its employees to work from home prior to the pandemic. However, its work culture is still more conversative as compared to other tech giants like Facebook and Twitter, that have allowed their employees to work from home even after the pandemic ends.
Apple employees voiced their concern over the ignorance of Apple’s executive team towards the employees’ opinions and feelings. “It feels like there is a disconnect between how the executive team thinks about remote / location-flexible work and the lived experiences of many of Apple’s employees,” the employees said in the letter.