Apple employees in the Bay Area push back on return-to-office plan

Some Apple employees in the Bay Area are now filing a petition against the upcoming back-to-office plan announced last week.

As Bloomberg and The Verge first reported last week, Silicon Valley-based Apple employees are now required to work in the office three times a week from September 5 – after an extended launch of Apple. a year that kept getting postponed due to a case. peaks during the pandemic. It’s one of Big Tech’s strictest back-to-office policies, with other big companies like Meta embracing (or not explicitly opposing) remote working.

And now Apple Together, an internal organization that has been a vocal opponent of the company’s return-to-work plan, has launched a petition demanding “more flexible arrangements” for its employees, arguably its most public protest against the tech giant.

“This uniform senior management mandate does not take into account the unique requirements of each position or the diversity of individuals, the Apple Together petition states.

The company’s main request: Let employees work with their managers to determine an optimal remote work plan without “higher-level approvals, complex procedures, or providing private information.”

“The one thing we all have in common is wanting to do the best work of our lives for a company whose official position is to do what’s right rather than what’s easy,” reads the Apple Together petition. .

The petition had more than 400 signatories as of Monday afternoon, but it’s unclear how many of them are from employees.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from SFGATE.

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