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sdw2001 said:After reading The Verge's article, I went from being annoyed to infuriated.
The article is hit piece. It takes 16 employees and paints them as representative of thousands. Then it has stuff like this:Part of the issue is pay. Apple’s retail employees make on average between $19 and $25 an hour in the United States, according to Glassdoor. That’s good for the retail industry, but can be grating for employees who want to build a career at the tech giant. Some say that after staying at the company for six years, they’re making less than $21 an hour.
Go back...wait. It's good for retail. Just stop there. $21 an hour is 40 grand a year. You don't like it? Pick another field. There are 10 million job openings in the U.S. and only 7m looking for work. It shouldn't be hard. You can't live on 40k a year? Great, that's just for a 40 hour week. Maybe work overtime or...gasp....get a second job.
Here's another quote that is representative of the entitlement of many young workers today:"I think it feels more like they don't want to get sued for not offering hazard pay after making some of us work in public in the last year," one source told The Verge.
JFC. First, no one "made" you "work in public." You chose to keep working, just like cops, firefighters, nurses, doctors and grocery store employees. Apple didn't owe you any "hazard pay," but they gave it to you anyway.
Want to bring out issues with bad management? That's fine. Retail is notorious for having that. But this attitude of being some kind of indentured servant class is wearing thin.
Apple TV+ is seriously top notch. If The Morning Show was on Netflix the hype would've have been off the charts; what a great drama series with top actors and performances. Same for For All Mankind.
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