Apple, like many companies around the globe, allowed its employees to work from home during the worst days of the pandemic. Though COVID-19 is still a very real threat to society, Apple is among the companies bringing its employees back to working in offices. However, this decision is not going over smoothly with those employees. Apple workers have published an open letter to company leadership opposing the forced return to in-person offices.
Apple employees shared their letter to the Apple Together website. The letter serves as a response to Apple’s announcement that it would be implementing a “hybrid” working format, with some employees needing to return to offices. In the response, the workers refute each of the key reasons given as to why some employees should return to in-person work.
The letter also evokes the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with a relevant quote. “It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
Earlier this week, Apple (AAPL) released its Q2 2022 earnings report, which showed that the company beat both revenue and EPS expectations. However, the company’s stock dipped significantly not too long after comments from CEO Tim Cook during the following earnings call.
With the publishing of the letter opposing a forced return to in-office work, we await to see if Apple will provide a response or change its stance. For potential updates on Apple, stick with Shacknews.