Report Claims Apple Mistreats Hourly Workers Who Struggle Immensely

| December 3, 2021
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Another tech giant, Apple, is found in the news for claims that their workers are underpaid and mistreated to a wide degree.

A report outlined by The Verge has revealed some startling claims about Apple, made inherently by the workers that serve the company’s interests.

Other reports in the news claim how another tech giant has mistreated employees, and now another technological juggernaut has entered the fray. The report scathes on about:

If you ask Jimmy Bailey what killed his best friend Mark Calivas, his answer is simple: “It was Apple.” How else could he explain how the Apple Store wellness champion — known for evangelizing therapy and mental health — would slide into a depression so profound he’d be forced to take medical leave and ultimately die by suicide? “It was nothing in his outside life that did this,” Bailey says. “It was work.”

The Verge

While many retail employees do suffer from mistreatment by customers on a daily basis, another former Apple employee has outlined their experiences working at a store as a ‘Genius.’ On a Reddit thread, other Apple employees have outlined the claims made in this confessional to weigh in on whether the claims were true or not.

Apple Store By Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, Shanghai

The Verge’s report goes on to detail the lack of hazard pay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stiff competition and severely bad treatment from customers of the tech brand. Response from Apple spokesperson, Nick Leahy said “We are and have always been deeply committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive workplace. We take all concerns seriously and we thoroughly investigate whenever a concern is raised and, out of respect for the privacy of any individuals involved, we do not discuss specific employee matters.”

On top of the pay rate, employees are allegedly treated to toxic workplace managers, unrealistic sales expectations, and customer mistreatment. This happens in many retail places, however, and serving the customer is usually always the business mantra.

Employees were also apparently sent a shirt from the 2020 event that was cancelled which felt insulting to those that were affected. A $1000 bonus was offered also, but seeing all of the alleged mistreatment, this was considered paltry by many also.

The whole report can be found on The Verge’s website, and it remains to be seen whether this ship will right its course. CGMagazine has reached out to Apple for comment, but have got no response at time of posting, we will update the story accordingly as more details emerge.

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