What you need to know
- Apple is instituting a new hybrid policy when it comes to remote work.
- Office employees will have the option to work two days remotely per week.
- Some employees have decided to quit instead of giving up working from home.
Apple does not appear to be giving an inch when it comes to its new hybrid work policy.
As reported by The Verge, some employees at the company are saying that the company is tightening its policy for those who had been able to work from home fully. According to the report, Apple's denial of exceptions for some people is leading to them quitting the company.
According to the report, Apple is telling people that "only people with documented medical conditions would be approved for permanent remote work."
Apple's new hybrid policy allows approved employees to work from home two days a week. The company is still expecting all employees to come into the office for at least three days a week. Other big technology companies, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted a fully remote policy that allows employees to work from home permanently.
We'll have to wait and see if Apple continues to stick hard to its hyrbird policy. If the company saw enough pressure and it became an issue of acquiring and retaining the talent it needs for the innovation it pursues, it could become a long term issue.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
There is absolutely no reason why companies can't allow employees work from home now that we all know it can be done. None. They just want to make sure you're in front of your keyboard for 8 hours.
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