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So, I have lots of work experience with this stuff. They are not required to turn over medical records. Apple doesn't need their records or diagnosis unless the employee chooses to share it. What employees DO need to do is have their doctor fill out paperwork outlining what accommodations are needed based on the individual job description which HR would provide for this purpose. The employer DOESN'T need to agree to them for every job. For example, if someone is hired specifically to drive a fork-lift and their accommodations prevent them from reasonably being able to do the duties of the job (i.e. they cannot operate machinery for more than 15 minutes at a time or something), the employer can say no, sorry, you can no longer do the job you were hired for. At that point the employer will engage in a process to figure out another suitable position for the employee so that the accommodations can be followed. Pay may or may not be the same. If none, then the employee is out of luck and often at that point should be considering the type of work they are trying to do. Perhaps disability or another type of job is better with the change in abilities.
I went through this myself and chose to start my own business instead of trying to make my employer work around my ever-increasing needs. I am ALL for employee rights...but nobody is entitled to keep a job they can no longer reasonably do without undue hardship on the company they are working for and its needs. For clarity I'm focusing most on the employee with ADA accommodations that they think will be later denied). Most employers will allow accommodations that are temporary in nature (during an accident recovery for example). If the accommodation is permanent, they're going to have to prove it as well as prove they can still complete the job they were hired for. Working from home is a very tricky one because there is so much liability. For example, if you're working using your dining room chair and your back becomes hurt, is it worker's comp? Is it your own personal injury? Most companies want to avoid this kind of stuff if possible because what happens is so many people try to take advantage. At the same time, I expect Apple to be open-minded and at the forefront of a healthier work/life balance for employees. If the employees can reasonably work from home and complete their jobs, Apple could easily work with their legal department to facilitate the process. It really all comes down to what jobs these people are doing and if Apple has reasonably tried to accommodate needs.
flydog said:What I’ve wanted is for Apple to put the FaceTime sensors and front cameras on a long side. It’s ridiculous that they have it in the portrait position. Who really uses an iPad that way most of the time? This is a horizontal device. FaceTime isn’t as useful because on the side, it doesn’t always work, because you hold it by the sides.
macuserosu said:Eric_WVGG said:canukstorm said:For evidence of your belief is wrong, why are the Apple designed accessories designed for landscape mode? The Smart Cover, the Magic Keyboard, and the Smart Keyboard are all designed for only landscape mode.
But that argument doesn't really address the original point of this further up about this being a primarily horizontal device needing a camera in landscape. The person posting had said that the camera should be in the landscape orientation so as not to cover it when holding it in landscape. All of Apple's accessories are not designed to be held while in landscape. They are designed to be set on a surface to keep the iPad in landscape while typing and viewing content that is better seen in landscape. Which means the camera would not be covered in those uses.
And again, since the iPad can be used in any orientation, the camera risks being covered no matter what unless there were two. I don't think it's that hard to hold the iPad in landscape and avoid covering the camera.
But yes, I do agree with you that everyone uses their iPads differently. Mine are almost always in Portrait as that's my preference for a lot of what I do. I use a stand or keyboard accessory when in landscape usually. And when I'm drawing and sketching I really use it in all orientations as I'm turning it constantly. I'm hoping to buy one of those stands that holds iitn like the old iMac G4 but adding screen rotation to the mix.
What I’ve wanted is for Apple to put the FaceTime sensors and front cameras on a long side. It’s ridiculous that they have it in the portrait position. Who really uses an iPad that way most of the time? This is a horizontal device. FaceTime isn’t as useful because on the side, it doesn’t always work, because you hold it by the sides.
Actually, when I use the iPads in landscape, I'm rarely holding them. They're either attached to their keyboard or on a stand. This is the way I see most people using it out and about when in landscape and at my workplace and in my house. I'm sure there are plenty who use it the way you do as well.
Japhey said:CheeseFreeze said:I see zero use for an AppleTV now I have the Apple TV+ app on my Samsung TV.
What is the device’s purpose other than supporting users that don’t have such a smart TV yet?
Unless Apple would positioned it more as a console as well, including an exclusive game line-up?
Another unpopular opinion I have...I love the Siri remote. It's fast and intuitive and I don't seem to have any issues doing anything I didn't intend. I was just thinking about this today reading an article on Medium about how it's the worse designed remote ever....while I picked it up without even needing to look at it, exited the YouTube TV app, moved to the top of my Home Screen, and powered off my TV, the AppleTv, and Sony sound system, in less than two seconds without looking.